Merlot when standing alone, shows abundant evidence of the ripe, plummy
fruit and soft, juicy structure. Plums sometimes veer direction of dried
fruit; tannins can range from firm to pulpy.
Its pleasant, easy-drinking wine. Often considered the junior partner of
Cabernet Sauvignon in Bordaux-style blends.
Food to enjoy with:
Team with unfussy, meaty grills and roasts. Great with bangers, mash, and
onion gravy. Fruity merlot would be a pleasant match for a subtly spicy
lamb rogan josh.