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Paired with Southbrook’s 2016 Triomphe Merlot.
This is not the sweet, simple stereotype of Merlot, but a reminder why it is the most important grape of Bordeaux. Rich but not heavy, with silky tannins supporting the ripeness of a warm vintage. A kiss of oak lends a smoky nuance to the lush fruit for a truly hedonistic experience. Highly adaptable, it will especially shine with lamb, duck, and vegetarian dishes with black beans and roasted red pepper.