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Merlot Icewine 200

Merlot Icewine (200 ml) Wine Details
Price: $50.00 per bottle

Description: A luscious, decadent treat that is simply heavenly. High viscosity with a medium dense cherry-like colour entices you from the beginning. Mesmerizing aromas lift from the glass reminiscent of a chocolate lovers dream which also take you back to childhood; chocolate cake in the oven; black forest cake; cherries stewing in an open pot. Intermingled in these aromas are minty green notes, stewed plums, and subtle pansies with a very slight herbal note. A rich, lush palate transcends with high viscosity again but with lovely acidity to balance the wine. It is creamy and as “soft as velvet” yet mouth filling as the elegant tannins gives the wine weight with immense intricacy. Fruit sensations such as banana, dark chocolate sensations such as Nutella and floral sensations such as violets add further depth to the palate and transcend long into the finish which is lengthy, rich and sinful. Enjoy on its own, with chocolate, any berry fruits, blue cheeses or creamy desserts.

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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