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Babele Merlot 2023

Vin Varietal

This juicy, smooth Merlot has vivid aromas and flavours of spiced plum, vanilla toffee and pepper. Topped by a silky finish. It's from one of the leading names in Romanian wines, Cramele Recas. A great value, tasty treat for the dinner table.

Beyond the Label

Tasting notes

Juicy plum, tangy raspberry with a silky-smooth vanilla finish

Aroma

Vivid, floral aroma of spiced plum, vanilla toffee and pepper

Allergy information

Contains sulphites

Babele Merlot 2023

More information

  • Red - Light to Medium Bodied
  • Romania
  • Ruby red
  • Vegetarian
  • 13.0% ABV
  • 9.75 Units
  • 750.00 ml
  • 31 December, 2026
  • Vegan

The hottest name coming from Romania is Cramele Recas. Founded in 1998, this pioneering cellar leads the field in premium wines, with an up-to-the-minute winery and vineyards that were first planted in 1447. Englishman Philip Cox and his Romanian wife started the estate, bringing in winemaking expertise from Oz, Hartley Smithers, and Spain, Nora Iriate. Their bottles have even caught the attention of The Telegraph and The Drinks Business who have written rave reviews about their vibrant, characterful wines. This silky smooth Merlot is part of their new Babele range, named after the Romanian tradition of celebrating the arrival of spring. Bright and succulent, it has a wealth of drink-me-now flavours. Great solo or with grilled meats.

"So good. Delicious, light, easy drinking" 5-Star Online Review
For the 2021 vintage
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