Merlot

Merlot is often partnered with Cabernet Sauvignon but equally happy on its own, as it is very versatile. As a single varietal wine, when properly ripe, it produces soft, rich, plummy wines that are easier to drink in their youth than the more structured Cabernet wines. It is a thin-skinned variety making it prone to rot but otherwise is well behaved in the vineyard, though it can be high yielding and therefore rather insipid. Chile particularly has done well, although it has been confused there with Carmenère. In Bordeaux, it shines in the warmer right bank Saint-Emilion and Pomerol wines of this region. It also appears in Tuscany in the Super-Tuscans such as Ornellaia.

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  1. Tanners Claret
    Tanners Claret 50th Anniversary Edition, Bordeaux
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    The famously juicy Tanners Claret is celebrating its 50th birthday! This anniversary claret is the...
    £9.95 per bottle
  2. Tanners Merlot
    Tanners Merlot, Pays d'Oc 2020
    Merlot 13.0% Vol
    South of France > Pays d'Oc & Vin de France
    A deliciously soft and fruity wine with lots of juicy, plummy flavours. This is nursery slope vino...
    £8.70 per bottle
  3. Ch d'Argadens
    Château Argadens, Bordeaux Supérieur 2018
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    Purchased in 2002 by Sichels, this property is situated in the Entre-deux-Mers. The excellent...
    £13.40 per bottle
  4. Ch Malbat
    Château Malbat, Bordeaux 2020
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    An excellent petit château from the south-east end of Bordeaux near Langon. This is the rural...
    £10.40 per bottle
  5. Ladera Verde Merlot
    Ladera Verde Merlot, Valle Central 2021
    Merlot 12.5% Vol
    Chile > Maipo & Mid Chile
    This has lovely plummy Merlot fruit with a ripeness that is so typical of Chile. Easy and very...
    £8.40 per bottle
  6. Ch Le Fage, Bergerac Rouge
    Château Le Fagé Rosé, Bergerac 2020
    Merlot 12.5% Vol
    South of France > Gascony & SW France
    An attractive, fruity rosé with juicy strawberry character and a good, fresh finish. Le Fagé is...
    £9.95 per bottle
  7. Ch Tour de Luchey, Bordeaux
    Château Tour de Luchey, Bordeaux 2018
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    Lovely fresh redcurrant and raspberry fruit. Soft, forward easy drinking. Lovely and generous...
    £10.70 per bottle
  8. St-Emilion
    Saint-Emilion, Jean-Pierre Moueix 2016
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    Libourne-based négociants J-P Moueix are specialists in the wines of that region and their...
    £17.50 per bottle
    Out of stock
  9. Meerlust Merlot
    Meerlust Merlot, Stellenbosch 2017
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    South Africa > Coastal Region
    The New World is very far from Parvenu at Meerlust, a stunning estate that has been owned by the...
    £22.50 per bottle
  10. Ch Pipeau
    Château Pipeau, Saint-Emilion grand cru 2018
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux
    Pipeau is a property that has attracted considerable favourable coverage recently for its powerful,...
    £28.50 per bottle
  11. Paparuda Merlot
    Paparuda Merlot, Estate Selection 2020
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Northern Europe > Romania
    Soft, plummy Merlot with notes of pepper, gentle tannins and an open, expressive palate. A charming...
    £7.95 per bottle
  12. Bird in Hand Merlot
    Bird in Hand Merlot, Adelaide Hills 2015
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Australia > South Australia
    Winemaker Andrew Nugent has triumphed with this plum and damson red, rich and velvety with a...
    £21.00 per bottle
  13. Tanners Claret
    Tanners Claret, Bordeaux - Magnum
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    This has been made even more attractive by the addition of some extra old-vine Merlot to give it a...
    £21.50 per bottle
  14. Tanners Claret
    Tanners Claret, Bordeaux - Half
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    This has been made even more attractive by the addition of some extra old-vine Merlot to give it a...
    £6.20 per bottle
  15. Ch Berliquet, gr cru St Emilion
    Château Berliquet, grand cru classé Saint-Emilion 2016
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    This is a property that has attracted considerable favourable coverage recently for its powerful,...
    £42.00 per bottle
  16. Les Fillottes, Pomerol
    Les Fillottes, Pomerol 2016
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    This has a bright, clear, dark purple colour, a velvet texture and generous roundness, lovely...
    £75.00 per bottle
  17. Ch La Fleur-Petrus, Pomerol
    Château La Fleur-Pétrus, Pomerol 2016
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    Plenty of ripe dark summer pudding fruits with some gentle silky tannins, the palate is more...
    £230.00 per bottle
  18. L'Etoile, Lalande de Pomerol
    L'Etoile, François et Guillaume Thienpont, Lalande de Pomerol 2015
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    Cabernet-based this wine has good, ripe structure with mouth-filling spicy fruit and fine length....
    £25.00 per bottle
  19. Ch Puygueraud, Francs
    Château Puygueraud, Francs - Côtes de Bordeaux 2014
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    Cabernet-based this wine has good, ripe structure with mouth-filling spicy fruit and fine length....
    £19.50 per bottle
  20. Murmure de Larcis, St-Emilion 2015
    Murmure de Larcis, St-Emilion 2015
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    A delightful mix of red and black fruit on the nose and palate with an elegant floral character. On...
    £34.00 per bottle
  21. Ch de Tiregand Rouge, Pecharmant Magnum
    Château de Tiregand, Pécharmant, Comtesse de Saint-Exupèry 2018 - Magnum
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    South of France > Gascony & SW France
    Related to the famous author and aviator, François-Xavier de Saint-Exupéry runs Tiregand,...
    £33.50 per bottle
  22. Château Pindefleurs, St-Emilion
    Château Pindefleurs, Saint-Emilion grand cru 2019
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    A succulent and juicy wine with plenty of depth and weight, the tannins are gentle and rounded with...
    £27.00 per bottle
  23. Jean Balmont Merlot
    Jean Balmont Merlot, Pays d'Oc 2020
    Merlot 13.0% Vol
    South of France > Pays d'Oc & Vin de France
    Packed full of rich Southern French sunshine, this silky red is bursting with ripe plummy fruit,...
    £9.50 per bottle
  24. La Gravette de Certan, Pomerol
    La Gravette de Certan, Pomerol 2018
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    The second wine of Vieux-Château-Certan and made from vines of between 10 and 25 years of age,...
    £79.50 per bottle
  25. Ch La Dominique
    Château La Dominique, grand cru classé Saint-Emilion 2015
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    Situated between Cheval Blanc and Figeac this property makes a soft, seductive fruity style of...
    £69.00 per bottle
  26. Annonce de Belair Monange
    Annonce de Bélair Monange, Saint-Emilion grand cru 2018
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    Rich blueberry fruit with plums, raspberries and a note of liquorice, it is elegant with great...
    £59.00 per bottle
  27. Château La Gaffelière, 1er grand cru classé 'B' Saint-Emilion
    Château La Gaffelière, 1e grand cru classé 'B' Saint-Emilion 2015
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    This is full of rich, solky fruits, plums blackberries with grerat purity and very fine tannins on...
    £99.00 per bottle
  28. Ch Teyssier, St Emilion gr cru
    Château Teyssier, Saint-Emilion grand cru 2019
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    Dense wine with plenty of body and cassis fruit. Good tannic structure and very well put together....
    £22.50 per bottle
  29. Ch Pipeau, gr cru St-Emilion
    Château Pipeau, Saint-Emilion grand cru 2018 - Magnum
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    This is a property that has attracted considerable favourable coverage recently for its powerful,...
    £57.00 per bottle
  30. Ch Bourgneuf, Pomerol - half
    Château Bourgneuf, Pomerol 2016 - Half
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    Big and grippy with really good concentration of black fruits and ripe tannins. The fruit is soft...
    £33.00 per bottle
  31. Bourgneuf, Pomerol
    Château Bourgneuf, Pomerol 2014
    Merlot 13.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    This wine is elegant, full, wonderfully concentrated and flavoured with a delicious ripeness on the...
    £47.00 per bottle
  32. Ch Mauvesin Barton, Moulis
    Château Mauvesin-Barton, Moulis-en-Médoc 2016
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    A balanced attractive wine with good berried fruit and fine length. This fine estate was bought by...
    £24.00 per bottle
  33. Le Serre Nuove dell' Ornellaia, Bolgheri
    Le Serre Nuove dell' Ornellaia, Bolgheri Rosso 2019
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Italy > Tuscany
    The second wine of Ornellaia, this is full of fresh, ripe, red fruit with menthol notes and a rich...
    £57.00 per bottle
  34. Ch  Chantalouette,  Pomerol
    Château Chantalouette, Pomerol 2015
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    A wonderfully elegant Pomerol with soft and attractive red fruits, great purity and soft tannins on...
    £28.50 per bottle
  35. Ch Montaiguillon, Montagne-St-Emilion
    Château Montaiguillon, Montagne Saint-Emilion 2016
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    This has a delicious supple red fruit character of plums, blackcurrants and cherries backed up by...
    £19.50 per bottle
    Out of stock
  36. Blue Ridge Merlot
    Blue Ridge Merlot, Domaine Boyar 2019
    Merlot 12.5% Vol
    SE Europe & Asia
    A soft, fruity, easy going Merlot, from vineyards on the plains of northern...
    £7.70 per bottle
  37. Ch Canon, 1er gr cru cl St-Emilion
    Château Canon, 1er grand cru classé Saint-Emilion 2004
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    This property is now owned by Chanel and run by the same team which has turned Rausan Ségla...
    £130.00 per bottle
  38. Vieux-Chateau-Certan, Pomerol
    Vieux Château Certan, Pomerol 2005
    Merlot Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    The Caberent Franc is particularly fine. Extremely elegant and oozing finesse and freshness, this...
    £250.00 per bottle
  39. Vieux-Chateau-Certan, Pomerol
    Vieux-Château-Certan, Pomerol 2004
    Merlot Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    The Caberent Franc is particularly fine. Extremely elegant and oozing finesse and freshness, this...
    £150.00 per bottle
  40. Wide River Merlot, Robertson
    Wide River Merlot, Robertson 2020
    Merlot 13.0% Vol
    South Africa > Breede River Valley
    Soft, fruity red with attractive black fruit flavours, fresh and juicy. Well made wine, with good...
    £8.95 per bottle
  41. Burrowing Owl Merlot, Okanawan Valley
    Burrowing Owl Merlot, Okanagan Valley 2017
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Rest of Americas > Canada
    Ripe and supple fruit, brambles, plums and cherries with spicy hints and soft, round tannins on the...
    £27.50 per bottle
    Out of stock
  42. Ch Lafleur-Gazin, Pomerol
    Château Lafleur-Gazin, Pomerol 2014
    Merlot Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    This wine is elegant, full, wonderfully concentrated and flavoured with a delicious ripeness on the...
    £49.00 per bottle
  43. Ch Brisson, Castillon
    Château Brisson, Castillon - Côtes de Bordeaux 2016
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    A delicious wine, well made with concentration and class. Rich, ripe and supple it has the added...
    £17.20 per bottle
  44. Ch Tronquoy Lalande, St-Estephe
    Château Tronquoy-Lalande, Saint-Estèphe 2017
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    This has superbly rich fruit, real depth and concentration but supple and approachable too with...
    £35.00 per bottle
  45. Château du Courlat Cuvée Jean Baptiste, Lussac-St-Emilion
    Château du Courlat, Cuvée Jean Baptiste, Lussac-St-Emilion 2015
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    A rich and concentrated wine with great depth of soft black fruits backed up with toasty notes and...
    £22.50 per bottle
  46. Château Peyrolan, Côtes de Bourg - magnum
    Château Peyrolan, Côtes de Bourg 2005 - Magnum
    Merlot 13.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    Classic nose of cherry and figs. There are some delicate high-toned elements providing a freshness...
    £27.00 per bottle
  47. Ch Sigognac,  Medoc
    Château Sigognac, Médoc 2015
    Merlot 13.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    A classic style of claret with supple, ripe red and black fruits with fine tannins and toasty...
    £15.50 per bottle
  48. Ch Bonalgue, Pomerol
    Château Bonalgue, Pomerol 2014
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    A rich, supple wine balanced with silky tannins that is elegant and long in the mouth. From a high...
    £39.95 per bottle

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