Merlot is a dark blue-colored wine grape variety, that is used as both a blending grape and for varietal wines. The name Merlot is thought to be a diminutive of merle, the French name for the blackbird, probably a reference to the color of the grape. Its softness and "fleshiness", combined with its earlier ripening, makes Merlot a popular grape for blending with the sterner, later-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon, which tends to be higher in tannin.
TAYLORS ESTATE MERLOT 750ML
Taylors Estate Merlot 750ml Wine Colour: At release, the wine is a vibrant, youthful red with an intense red/purple hue. Wine Bouquet: At release, the wine displays lifted aromas of...
GRANT BURGE 5TH GENERATION CABERNET MERLOT
Rich cassis, dark chocolate and red berryfruits are deftly interwoven with a soft, silky blueberry core. Hints of spice and black pepper merge with fine tannins in a wine that...
Matawhero ‘Single Vineyard’ Gisborne Merlot 2016
'Awarded 86pts... An easy-going merlot with vibrant fruit flavours'. Wine OrbitDeep crimson, offering a brooding, complex nose. Sweet fruit on entry with flavours of wild berry, Doris plum and earthy...
TOHU Merlot 2016
Black fruit and dark plum aromas seamlessly blend with subtle spicy notes in this rich and concentrated Hawkes Bay Merlot. On the palate flavours of blackberry, cassis and subtle hints...