Charles Smith ‘Velvet Devil’ Merlot 2015



Deep ruby in colour this sensuous Merlot opens with strong notes of blackberry jam, kirsch and baked black plums. On the palate this wine is full bodied and loaded with extravagant, dark flavours of cedar, cocoa and espresso.

Velvet Devil comprises around 95% Merlot, with the balance split between Malbec and Cabernets Sauvignon. The wine enjoys 25 days on skins and ageing is for ten months in barrel, a third of which is new French oak. Velvet Devil originates in the Columbia Valley.

To die for on its own, but would be amazing too with roast venison or beef.


  • Full, plush, smooth
  • 750ml
  • 13.5% Alcohol
  • Screwcap
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87 Points
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
89 Points
Wine Spectator


  • Wine Spectator

    “Fresh, vivid and appealing, with floral overtones around a polished core of currant and cranberry flavours ... lingers nicely.” 

  • Wine Advocate

    “Good-value wine that will certainly deliver ... Charles Smith's Velvet Devil Merlot has lots of plummy fruit, cedary spice and hints of wild herbs in a deliciously quaffable package.”

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