De Atramentis Merlot.
As all other scented Atramentis inks, this inks combines the colour with scent.
So mint will be green, coffee will be brown and merlot will be darker red.
These inks are on the thinner side so they will dry more easily but tend to feather lightly on e.g. Moleskine paper.
I have just put a shot of Merlot in my Tranparent Red Pelikan M200 with a nib form Richard Binder (ItaliFine).
During writing it is a pleasure to sniff te nib, as if you where having a glass of red wine nearby.
Especially in office situations, where you (normally) do not have a Merlot wine on your desk.
It also helps during a diet at home when writing, only with a glass of water as a permitted drink.
You do need a broader nib, such as the Pelikan, because smaller or hooded nibs (e.g. 51 or capless) cover up the scent.
I can also recommend the Erdbeere (i.e. strawberry) which took my Pelikan Madrid through the summer.
Finally, I have a scan here for you (Q-tip, Itali-side of the nib (0.9mm italic) and the F-side of the nib).
I put it down on Clairfontaine papier velouté, which combines nicely.
Edited by The Legend, 25 August 2007 - 14:14.