Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot blend- The partnership of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon transpired primarily because Merlot ripens earlier than Cabernet Sauvignon. Therefore, the growers endeavoured to safeguard the success of one if not both varieties through the staggered timing of the harvest. It transpired that the two varieties marry blissfully together; Merlot being fruity and plump, and Cabernet more tannic and robust. This blend is typical in Bordeaux, but it is mirrored throughout the world.