Merlot Red Wine
Merlot is among the most versatile of red grapes and one easily cultivated, which accounts for it being the most widely grown of international varietals. It is vinified for everything from the most prestigious Pomerol to young, fruity, easy-drinking house pouring wines, and is a supreme grape for blending. On Bordeaux's Right and Left Banks, for example, merlot plays a leading and secondary role respectively and is a vital component to most Super Tuscan cuvées. The flavours commonly attributed to the grape range from plum, black cherry and cocoa to blackberry, herbs and graphite, often with notes of clove, cedar and vanilla when oak aged. As such, it makes an ideal pairing with all manner of red meat grilled or roasted, pizza, and tomato-based pasta dishes.
Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec harvested and matured independently and skillfully brought together in this harmonious >
The wine is 87% merlot and 13% cabernet franc with complex and concentrated red fruit flavours, and lovely mineral undertones >
Deep, dark red in colour, bordering on black, with a wonderful aroma of dark forest-fruits and spice. The palate is >
Château Haut-Brion needs little introduction; one of only 5 estates to be classified as a First Growth in the great 1855 >
The year 2000 in Bordeaux was superlative. It was a vintage when spectacular, unbroken sunshine between July's intensity >
Classified as a "5th growth" Château Lynch-Bages punches well above its status, which dates to the great 1855 classification.This >