The world's favorite red: Merlot wine can cover a range of types and flavors, from a soft, fruity, smooth wine with few tannins, to a wine with a tidy balance of fruit and tannins, to a frankly Cabernet-style bruiser with a big tannic backbone. Mostly, its cup runneth over with dark fruit flavors like cherry, blackberry, mulberry and plum, alongside earthier flavors like leather, tobacco and olives. When aged in oak, you'll often find caramel, vanilla, and oak aromas as well. Learn More
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