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ed sCab/Merlot VQA

Selected BarrelsCab/Merlot VQA Wine Details
Price: $24.99 per bottle

Description: This blend of noble Bordeaux varietals was matured in French and American oak for a total of 24 months. This has resulted in a mature, full-bodied red which can be enjoyed immediately. Garnet colours lead into mouth filling aromas of cherry, raspberry and sweet oak. On the palate, soft tannins introduce plum and blackcurrant. The extended time in oak has created a beautiful balance between oak, fruit and spice. This wine will make an excellent accompaniment to lamb, or broiled tenderloin.

Varietal Definition
Merlot is known as a Noble Bordeaux varietal. Although it came to France in the first century, it was not named until the 1880s. Merlot was originally used only for blending, as it is soft and compliant, very useful in softening other Bordeaux wines like Cabernets. Recently in California and Chile it became popular as a 100% varietal wine. Merlot tends to be easier to grow in a variety of soil conditions and is harvested earlier in the year than Cabernet. Although most Merlots are made to be drunk earlier, there are many with complexities of a Cabernet. Flavors of plum, black cherry, violet, chocolate and orange pair well with rich, red pasta dishes, hearty chicken dishes, and any beef combination that you fancy. The perfect match of course is chocolate. Not only does the chocolate compliment the wine and vice-versa, but the essence of both flavors linger eternally.


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