Merlot

Seen the film ‘Sideways’? Well, given the ubiquitous nature of Merlot, it perhaps wasn’t a surprise one of the main characters had taken against it so. Watch the movie and you’ll see. Anyway, back to the grape. Merlot can produce gloriously plummy and fragrant wines and is found in the great wines of Bordeaux such as Pomerol. This is its most prestigious home, but you’ll find Merlot all over the world and it can vary enormously in quality … which brings us back to Sideways…

Cousino Macul 2013 Antiguas Reserva Merlot 750ml

$23.39

Made in limited quantities from the finest Merlot grapes, this wine has a deep purple colour and a fresh bouquet of black fruit (plums & blueberries), with subtle notes of violets and aniseed and a gentle toasted note from the wood. The wine is...

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