Fleur du Cap Merlot Berkelder Selection 2009 South Africa Red Wine
Fleur du Cap released the 2009 vintage of its Bergkelder Selection Merlot, a silky smooth wine with seductive berry flavours.Unlike robust Cabernet Sauvignons and big powerful red blends that men generally prefer with their steaks, the Fleur du Cap Merlot 2009 entices with a gentler touch.Voluptuous, easy drinking, soft and smooth are all words to describe this Fleur du Cap Merlot. Not as thick skinned as other more masculine red grape varieties, Merlot has much softer tannins which make the wine more approachable and gentle on the palate. Its upfront fruitiness seduces the senses but lacks the power of heavier reds, ending in a delicate, long lingering finish.These gentle qualities make Merlot the ideal red for those who prefer a wine that teems with cherries and plums but remains soft and silky smooth in texture. Merlot also has great appeal as a versatile food wine. It works wonders with poultry, hearty red meat dishes, full flavoured fish, duck and even flavourful cheeses.
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