Inky dark in color with a nice black plum nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with lovely black plums coming through along with some black cherries, and hint of wood. On the medium length finish the wine is nice and dry with some smooth tannins. The fruit on this merlot is intense. Sipped on it’s own it’s over the top, with food it a little more subdued, but none the less a bold fruit forward merlot. I would give it an 88 or so. IMHO this is a drink now wine, get it while it’s on sale at the LCBO!
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The Velvet Devil Merlot — LCBO#: 394742ct
STYLE – Medium-bodied & Fruity
Deep ruby; aromas of dark cherry, plum, pepper, pipe tobacco and cherry blossom; the palate is dry, medium bodied with soft tannins and flavours of black plum, cherry, spice and vanilla. $16.00 WAS $19.00 SAVE $3.00 Limited Time Offer Until April 29, 2018
Release Date:March 11, 2015
Alcohol/Vol 13.5% Made in: Washington, USA By: Constellation Brands Inc. (Us) Sugar Content:2 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry Style:Medium-bodied & Fruity