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, Bordeaux
    Tanners Claret, Bordeaux
    Merlot 13.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    This has been made even more attractive by the addition of some extra old-vine Merlot to give it a...
    £9.20 per bottle
  2. Tanners Merlot, d'Oc
    Tanners Merlot, Pays d'Oc 2018
    Merlot 13.0% Vol
    South of France > Languedoc-Roussillon
    A deliciously soft and fruity wine with lots of juicy, plummy flavours. This is nursery slope vino...
    £8.20 per bottle
  3. Ch d'Argadens, Bordeaux Superieur
    Château Argadens, Bordeaux Supérieur 2015
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    Purchased in 2002 by Sichels, this property is situated in the Entre-deux-Mers. The excellent...
    £11.90 per bottle
  4. Ch Malbat, Bordeaux
    Château Malbat, Bordeaux 2016
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    An excellent petit château from the south-east end of Bordeaux near Langon. This is the rural...
    £9.30 per bottle
  5. Ladera Verde Merlot, Central
    Ladera Verde Merlot, Valle Central 2018
    Merlot 13.0% Vol
    Chile > Maipo & Mid Chile
    This has lovely plummy Merlot fruit with a ripeness that is so typical of Chile. Easy and very...
    £7.30 per bottle
  6. Ch Morillon, gr cru St-Emilion
    Château Morillon, grand cru Saint-Emilion 2012
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    The richness and depth of the clay soils shows through in this characterful wine with hints of...
    £22.00 per bottle
  7. Ch Le Fage, Bergerac Rouge
    Château Le Fagé Rosé, Bergerac 2018
    Merlot 12.0% Vol
    South of France > Gascony & SW France
    An attactive, fruity rosé with juicy strawberry character and a good, fresh finish. Le Fagé is...
    £9.50 per bottle
  8. Ch Tour de Luchey, Bordeaux
    Château Tour de Luchey, Bordeaux 2016
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    Lovely fresh redcurrant and raspberry fruit. Soft, forward easy drinking. Lovely and generous from...
    £9.60 per bottle
  9. St-Emilion, Christian Moueix
    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...
    £16.60 per bottle
  10. Wide River Merlot, Robertson
    Wide River Merlot, Robertson 2016
    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...
    £7.80 per bottle
  11. Ch Le Fage, Bergerac Rouge
    Château Le Fagé Merlot, Bergerac 2016
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    South of France > Gascony & SW France
    In a pretty, rolling part of France, much favoured by the Brits, François and Benoit...
    £9.50 per bottle
  12. Ch Semonlon, Haut-Medoc
    Château Semonlon, Haut-Médoc 2015
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux >
    This has lovely, soft Merlot fruit with ripe tannins and red berry fruit flavours on the palate....
    £13.40 per bottle
  13. Ch Mauvesin Barton, Moulis
    Château Mauvesin Barton, Moulis-en-Médoc 2011
    Merlot 13.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    A balanced attractive wine with good berried fruit and fine length. This fine estate was bought by...
    £22.50 per bottle
  14. Meerlust Merlot, Stellenbosch
    Meerlust Merlot, Stellenbosch 2015
    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...
    £21.00 per bottle
  15. Ch Pipeau, gr cru St-Emilion
    Château Pipeau, Saint-Emilion grand cru 2015
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    Pipeau is a property that has attracted considerable favourable coverage recently for its powerful,...
    £28.50 per bottle
  16. Ch Moulin de Mallet, Bordeaux
    Château Moulin de Mallet, Bordeaux 2017
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    Great colour for such a modest wine. Very dense and sweet on the attack, with lots of fruit and a...
    £9.60 per bottle
  17. Paparuda Merlot
    Paparuda Merlot, Estate Selection 2018
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Northern Europe > Romania
    Soft, plummy Merlot with notes of pepper, gentle tannins and an open, expressive palate. A charming...
    £7.50 per bottle
    • £6.00 6 or more
  18. Ch Puygueraud, Bordeaux Francs
    Château Puygueraud, Francs - Côtes de Bordeaux 2012
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    Merlot-based this wine has good, ripe structure with mouth-filling spicy fruit and fine length....
    £18.40 per bottle
  19. Dame Gaffelière, gr cru St-Emilion
    Dame Gaffelière, grand cru Saint-Emilion 2014
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    A characterful second wine from the well regarded Château Gaffelière. Plenty of crunchy red and...
    £29.50 per bottle £34.00 per bottle
  20. Bird in Hand Merlot, Mt Lofty
    Bird in Hand Merlot, Adelaide Hills 2016
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Australia > South Australia
    Winemaker Andrew Nugent has triumphed with this plum and damson red, rich and velvety with a...
    £19.50 per bottle
  21. Santa Ema Select Merlot - half
    Santa Ema 'Select Terroir' Merlot Reserva, Maipo 2018 - Half
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Chile > Maipo & Mid Chile
    Black and red fruits, very juicy with good raspberry freshness. Silky, well balanced and positive...
    £5.20 per bottle
  22. La Petite Ferme Merlot, Franschhoek
    La Petite Ferme Merlot, Franschhoek 2017
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    South Africa > Coastal Region
    From the beautiful La Petite Ferme winery comes another superb wine in this spicy, rich...
    £13.50 per bottle
  23. Ch Berliquet, gr cru St-Emilion
    Château Berliquet, grand cru Saint-Emilion 2008
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    This is a property that has attracted considerable favourable coverage recently for its powerful,...
    £35.00 per bottle
  24. Ch Pipeau, gr cru St-Emilion
    Château Pipeau, grand cru Saint-Emilion 2012
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    Pipeau is a property that has attracted considerable favourable coverage recently for its powerful,...
    £25.00 per bottle
  25. St-Emilion, Christian Moueix
    Saint-Emilion, Jean-Pierre Moueix 2015
    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...
    £15.95 per bottle
  26. Château Fonplegade, St Emilion
    Château Fonplégade, grand cru classé Saint-Emilion 2016
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    Really good mouthfilling fruit, pure berried black fruit style with hints of spice and oak on the...
    £37.00 per bottle
  27. Ch Teyssier, gr cru St-Emilion
    Château Teyssier, grand cru Saint-Emilion 2011
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    Packed full of fruit with blackcurrants, blackberries, raspberries while tobacco and cedar add a...
    £18.30 per bottle
  28. Ch Teyssier, gr cru St-Emilion
    Château Teyssier, grand cru Saint-Emilion 2016
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    This is a soft, silky style of Saint-Emilion, made by Englishman Jonathan Maltus. It has good...
    £19.95 per bottle
  29. Ch Tour St Bonnet, Medoc
    Château Tour St Bonnet, Médoc 2016
    Merlot 12.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    A wine that has impressed us recently and does so again with cool, precise fruit, very juicy, with...
    £16.50 per bottle
  30. Impression de Mauvesin-B, Moulis
    L'Impression de Mauvesin-Barton, Moulis-en-Médoc 2016
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    Pretty ripe black cherries, a dash of cassis and violets with chocolate and sweet spice from the...
    £15.50 per bottle
  31. Ch Belair, 1er gr cru cl St-Emilion
    Château Bélair Monange, 1er grand cru classé Saint-Emilion 2016
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    Blackberry and raspberry fruit wrapped up with some spices and herbs in a gentle cloak of silky...
    £149.00 per bottle
  32. 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...
    £213.00 per bottle
  33. Ch La Pervenche, Lalande-de-P
    Château La Pervenche, Lalande-de-Pomerol 2015
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    Super ripe fruit, rich plums, is balanced with wonderful acidity and a spicy note. On the palate it...
    £14.80 per bottle
    • £12.50 3 or more
  34. Shafer Vineyards TD-9, Napa Valley
    Shafer 'TD-9', Napa Valley 2016
    Merlot 15.5% Vol
    USA > California
    Dark and rich with plenty of sweet ripe fruit but also lots of complexity with notes of chocolate,...
    £62.00 per bottle
  35. Ch La Conseillante Pomerol
    Château La Conseillante, Pomerol 2012
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    This Merlot dominated wine has plenty of weight and depth of fruit showing ripe blackcurrant notes...
    £150.00 per bottle
  36. Marquis de Bellefont, gr cru St-Emilion
    Marquis de Bellefont, grand cru Saint-Emilion 2012
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    An elegant, silky wine with plenty of fresh plummy merlot fruit with additional notes of red and...
    £25.00 per bottle
  37. 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....
    £18.40 per bottle
  38. Annonce de Belair Monange
    Annonce, Bélair-Monange, grand cru Saint-Emilion 2014
    Merlot 13.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    Plenty of ripe crunchy red and black fruit character, cherries, blackberries, raspberries with more...
    £48.00 per bottle
  39. Bourgneuf, Pomerol
    Château Bourgneuf, Pomerol 2015
    Merlot 13.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    This wine is elegant, full, wonderfully concentrated and flavoured with a delicious ripeness on the...
    £46.00 per bottle
  40. Les Fillottes, Pomerol
    Les Fillottes, Pomerol 2015
    Merlot 13.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    This has a bright, clear, dark purple colour, a velvet texture and generous roundness, lovely...
    £64.00 per bottle
  41. Ch Puygueraud, Cotes Francs - magnum
    Château Puygueraud, Francs - Côtes de Bordeaux 2011 - Magnum
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    This wine has good, ripe structure with mouth-filling spicy fruit and fine length. Managed by...
    £45.00 per bottle
  42. Murmure de Larcis, St-Emilion
    Murmure de Larcis-Ducasse, Saint-Emilion 2014 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Merlot 14.5% 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...
    £32.00 per bottle
  43. Ch Pavie Macquin, St Emilion
    Château Pavie Macquin, 1er grand cru classé Saint-Emilion 2014
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    Packed full of fresh red fruit character on the nose even a floral note, the palate is soft and...
    £77.00 per bottle
  44. Ch Larcis-Ducasse, St-Emilion
    Château Larcis-Ducasse, 1er grand cru classé Saint-Emilion 2011 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    This is a very elegant wine with aromas of cherries and ripe black fruits. Deeply complex, with a...
    £63.00 per bottle
  45. Ch Moulin de Mallet - magnum
    Château Moulin de Mallet, Bordeaux 2017 - Magnum
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    Great colour for such a modest wine. Very dense and sweet on the attack, with lots of fruit and a...
    £22.00 per bottle
  46. Shafer Vineyards TD-9, Napa Valley
    Shafer Vineyards TD-9, Napa Valley 2015 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Merlot 15.0% Vol
    USA > California
    Dark and rich with plenty of sweet ripe fruit but also lots of complexity with notes of chocolate,...
    £60.00 per bottle
  47. Sandford Estate Merlot
    Sandford Estate Merlot, Victoria 2017
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Australia > Victoria
    Rich and plummy this has plenty of character with good rich flavours of plums and berries with...
    £8.60 per bottle
  48. Vieux-Chateau-Certan, Pomerol
    Vieux Château Certan, Pomerol 2012 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux >
    The Caberent Franc is particularly fine. Extremely elegant and oozing finesse and freshness, this...
    £165.00 per bottle

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