Merlot Cabernet 2014

Merlot Cabernet 2014

€8.00
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A medium bodied, tasty Bordeaux blend and the ‘prestige’ house red at Hotel du Vin.

Description

A medium bodied, tasty Bordeaux blend and the ‘prestige’ house red at Hotel du Vin. €8 a bottle.

The back label: ‘This is a classic Bordeaux blend of three quarters Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon. Medium bodied and partially aged in oak, it’s easy, fruity and supple enough to drink quite young. A French bistro sort of wine.’

Although it’s a young red, it’s ready to drink now, with attractive, easy fruit and soft, supple tannins. It’s best served with red meats as you’d expect, and goes well with tasty suppers like spaghetti bolognese.

2014 has been widely quoted as a ’miracle’ vintage in Bordeaux. This is because the outlook was quite gloomy after a damp and cool summer but we then had six weeks of lovely sunshine from the last week of August to the first week of October. Our red harvest, which took place in the first half of October, benefitted enormously from the sunshine at the business end of the season.

Volume discounts are applied automatically online as you add wines to your trolley, so your unit prices fall the more cases you add.

Our launch offer for collecting from France, Feb & March 2019:

BottlesCases of 6Discount
24 4 10%
60 10 12.5%
90 15 15%
120 20 20%
180 30 25%
300 50 30%
480 80 33%

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