Domaine Horgelus Merlot / Tannat Cotes de Gascogne Rouge
This Domaine Horgelus red wine is a blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Tannat, the latter being a local grape variety making rich and powerful reds. The wine has a fabulous concentration with aromas of blackcurrant, licquorice and spices. On the palate it has soft, ripe tannins to support the dark fruit flavours. Smooth and deeply flavoured it is the ideal accompaniment to grilled or roast meats and soft cheeses.
Region: South West France
Subregion: Côtes De Gascogne
Grape Variet : Merlot and Tannat
Bottle Size: 75cl
Style: Powerful and chewy with soft tannins.
Drink With: Roast lamb, hearty casseroles, tapas and even spicy curries.
This wine is a thunderous meeting of two great grape varieties. The Merlot gives sweet and savoury notes while the Tannat, the most Gascon of all re grapes, gives power but also elegance. It is packed with perfumes and flavours of small red fruits, bramble and blackcurrant supported by spices. The tannins are soft and round and the palate fresh and vibrant.
Why we like this wine
Bold and beautiful! This is a red wine that drinks well above its price tag and offers both power and depth of flavour while always keeping elegance at the forefront. It is perfectly balanced (fruit, acidity and tannin) and can be drunk with a host of different styles of food.
- Fruity, spicy and mouth-filling
- No oak flavours to obstruct the pure fruit
- A great quaffing wine
- Great with meat and game dishes
- Good at room temperature in winter or cool in summer