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Red wine online shopping searches often leads to the ever-popular wine made from the Merlot grape. A dark blue-colored wine grape variety, that is used as both a blending grape and for varietal wines. As an earlier ripening grape Merlot has become a popular grape for blending with the sterner, later-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon, which tends to be higher in tannin where it adds softness and body.
Along with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot, Merlot is one of the best French wine grapes used in red Bordeaux wine and it is the most widely planted grape in the wine region of Bordeaux. Often, the best French red wine is, or includes, Merlot. It’s flexibility has helped to make it one of the world's most planted grape varieties.
Merlot is often a top outcome in red wine online internet searches. It is made across the globe and tends to be made for 2 types of Merlot advocates; internationalists like the emphasis on the late harvesting to produce riper, inky, purple colored wines that are full in body. Plush, velvety and softer on the palate with plum and blackberry fruit aromas. The traditionalists prefer the harvesting of Merlot earlier to produce more medium-bodied wines with lower alcohol levels. This style shows fresher red fruit flavors of raspberries and strawberries but in cooler years produces wines that display leafy and vegetal notes.
89 / 100 - James Suckling
Surprisingly, "Baronesc". Its 4 months of barrel aging only tames its' robust and youthful palate.
Intense purple color with cherry red hues. Fresh nose with plum, cherry and smooth red peppers notes from Cabernet and Merlot. Combined notes with roasted coffee, coconut, honey and vanilla notes given by the French and American oak barrel. Fresh and round- mouth wine with a final astringent touch.
92 / 100 - James Suckling
Deep red cherry color with violet rim. Fresh nose, with wild berries and dark fruits aromas. The oak is very well integrated into the wine, providing well layered high toast coffee notes that show a soft aging in oak barrels. In the mouth, it tastes rounded, powerful and elegant.
90 / 100 - James Suckling
A seriously fun wine. 12 month in the barrel has softened the restless character of this modern Ribera.
Intense purple colour with cherry red hues. Fresh nose with red fruits, balsamic and spices notes such as coffee and coconut. An aromatic elegance built on the ageing at French oak barrels. A powerful round-mouth wine, elegant but easy to drink. The result is a wine with a more modern and elegant style so that all people can enjoy it.
Petit Martin is from the Graves property of Chateau Saint Martin and is classified as a Bordeaux Superieur, produced from 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc, this wine has a wonderful bouquet of red fruits and vanilla with hints of spice, in the mouth it has plenty of ripe red fruits with soft tannins and a roundness that comes from the soft aging in aok barrels.great to drink on its own or with a variety of meats or pasta.
Ch. Prieuré de Blaignan is the 'second' wine of Ch. Blaignan - part of a stable of prestigious Bordeaux chateaus. A clear, attractive red, with a fresh nose of forest berry characters & a freshness that's evocative of bilberry & red currant in. On the finish, it leaves supple tannins on the palate. 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 55% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc
This Superb Bordeaux Superieur of 12 ha is located between Château Siran, Château Dauzac (5th Growth) and the River Gironde. The family de Cazenove decided to replant this old estate that was frozen in 1956. They selected the best parcels of Alluvium soil where they planted Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc on rootstocks adapted to the soil. A deep understanding of local traditions, dedicated work and high quality requirements allowed reaching maturity and an excellent plant level. This vintage is characterized by fragrances of ripe raspberries and a gorgeously dense structure, ample and long in mouth