Merlot plays an important part in almost all wine growing regions of the world. Merlot gets a particularly expression in Bordeaux, where it softly cushions the Sauvignon. Here you can find some Merlot wines that are less than 20 dollars.
Errazuriz Max Reserva Merlot
Seductive flatterer, filled with expressiveness. Try the Errázuriz Max Reserva Merlot, in the glass a wonderfully radiant and deep ruby red, the bouquet exudes the scent of ripe, red fruits. There are fruits like cherry and raspberry, followed by spicy notes reminiscent of cloves. On the palate, the Errázuriz Max Reserva Merlot shows itself with a medium weight body and intense flavors of ripe berries, including cherry, raspberry and blackberry. Further back on the palate, the spices come back: cloves and cinnamon. A hint of caramel appears in the finish. It lasts a long time. The wood flavors are very well balanced and integrated. Soft tannins also flatter the wine.
Fetzer Eagle Peak Merlot
Warm flavors of sweet cherries, plums, dark berries, a hint of spicy herbs emanate from the glass. In the mouth, the warm, sensual nuances of Fetzer Eagle Peak Merlot are well with gentle caramel notes. The harmoniously integrated tannins ensure a nice fruity finish. Accessible, gentle and drinking fun with cheese and a fruit plate!
A good wine needs good soil – and this is where the grapes for this Suvla Merlot take root. The ground here is very hard and stony, northwest winds and a salty sea breeze shape the climate. Two things that determine the terroir, the ripening time and the grape quality. On the nose, this dry red wine is extremely fresh and has a strong fruit taste, which is dominated by plum flavors. Cranberries, blackberries, sour cherries and pepper appear a little more restrained in the bouquet. The ingeniously integrated tannins put this wine, which has already been designed with many awards, in the limelight with a sensual and tart taste.
Villa Sandi Merlot Venezia
The Villa Sandi Merlot Venezia DOC is the true everyday wine for friends of strong taste. The red wine is fruity and spicy on the palate, it smells deliciously with herbal notes and hints of nettle. Its strong, peppery taste makes it the accompaniment to lightly seared meat or pasta dishes. The entire range is outstanding and has received numerous awards.
Château Purcari Merlot de Purcari
This Château Purcari Merlot de Purcari seduces with its ruby red color and the fine flavors of red fruits. In addition, seductive tastes like oak, plums, a little rose petal fragrance and on the palate an astringency and soft tannins.
Gérard Bertrand Réserve Spéciale Merlot
In the glass, the Gerard Bertrand Reserve presents itself with a deep ruby red with purple highlights. In the nose there is a harmonic bouquet of juicy dark plums, mirabelle plums, red and black forest berries, underlaid with fine spicy notes and also slightly earthy notes. This one is good for solo drinking. Because they are usually not quite as tannic, it goes great with hard cheeses.
Round and powerful on the palate with a soft structure and a great balance of ripe, gently integrated tannins and juicy fruit, concentrated and spicy with an excellent silky length in the final.