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, Bordeaux
    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...
    £9.50 per bottle
  2. Tanners Merlot
    Tanners Merlot, Pays d'Oc 2020
    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...
    £8.50 per bottle
  3. Ch d'Argadens
    Château Argadens, Bordeaux Supérieur 2017
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    Purchased in 2002 by Sichels, this property is situated in the Entre-deux-Mers. The excellent...
    £12.50 per bottle As low as £9.95
    • £9.95 3 or more
  4. Ch Malbat
    Château Malbat, Bordeaux 2019
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    An excellent petit château from the south-east end of Bordeaux near Langon. This is the rural...
    £9.50 per bottle
  5. Ladera Verde Merlot
    Ladera Verde Merlot, Valle Central 2020
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Chile > Maipo & Mid Chile
    This has lovely plummy Merlot fruit with a ripeness that is so typical of Chile. Easy and very...
    £7.50 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...
    £9.80 per bottle
  7. Ch Tour de Luchey, Bordeaux
    Château Tour de Luchey, Bordeaux 2018
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    *Best...
    £9.80 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...
    £16.90 per bottle
  9. Wide River Merlot
    Wide River Merlot, Robertson 2019
    Merlot 12.5% Vol
    South Africa > Breede River Valley
    Soft, fruity red with attractive black fruit flavours, fresh and juicy. Well made wine, with good...
    £8.20 per bottle
  10. Ch Le Fage
    Château Le Fagé Merlot, Bergerac 2018
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    South of France > Gascony & SW France
    In a pretty, rolling part of France, much favoured by the Brits, François and Benoit...
    £9.80 per bottle
  11. Meerlust Merlot
    Meerlust Merlot, Stellenbosch 2016
    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
  12. 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,...
    £26.50 per bottle
  13. Ch Moulin de Mallet
    Château Moulin de Mallet, Bordeaux 2018
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    Great colour for such a modest wine. Very dense and sweet on the attack, with lots of fruit and a...
    £9.70 per bottle
  14. Paparuda Merlot
    Paparuda Merlot, Estate Selection 2019
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Northern Europe > Romania
    Soft, plummy Merlot with notes of pepper, gentle tannins and an open, expressive palate. A charming...
    £7.70 per bottle
  15. 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...
    £19.50 per bottle
  16. Tanners Claret
    Tanners Claret, Bordeaux - Magnum
    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...
    £19.95 per bottle
  17. 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...
    £5.70 per bottle
  18. La Petite Ferme Merlot
    La Petite Ferme Merlot, Franschhoek 2019
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    South Africa > Coastal Region
    From the beautiful La Petite Ferme winery comes another superb wine in this spicy, rich...
    £14.50 per bottle As low as £12.00
    • £12.00 3 or more
  19. Annonce de Belair Monange
    Annonce de Bélair Monange, Saint-Emilion grand cru 2017
    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...
    £56.00 per bottle
  20. Collines de L'If, Saint-Emilion
    Collines de L'If, Saint-Emilion 2018
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    Lovely weight of rich, chocolatey, plummy fruit with lovely freshness and instensity. Some rounded...
    £37.50 per bottle
  21. Château Pindefleurs, St-Emilion
    Château Pindefleurs, Saint-Emilion grand cru 2018
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    Super quality Saint-Emilion from Denis Durantou of L'Eglise-Clinet. Lovely soft ripe fruit, good...
    £26.50 per bottle
  22. Ch Montlandrie, Castillon
    Château Montlandrie, Castillon - Côtes de Bordeaux 2018
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    Lovely, pretty nose of violets and dark chocolate. Good concentration and softness, ending on a...
    £28.00 per bottle
  23. Bird in Hand Merlot, Mt Lofty
    Bird in Hand Merlot, Adelaide Hills 2018
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Australia > South Australia
    Winemaker Andrew Nugent has triumphed with this plum and damson red, rich and velvety with a...
    £19.95 per bottle
  24. Ch Puy-Blanquet, gr cru St-Emilion
    Château Puy-Blanquet, Saint-Emilion grand cru 2018
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    A delightful wine with intense fruit on the nose followed by lovely red cherry flavours on the...
    £23.00 per bottle
  25. Ch Lafleur-Gazin, Pomerol
    Château Lafleur-Gazin, Pomerol 2012
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    This wine is elegant, full, wonderfully concentrated and flavoured with a delicious ripeness on the...
    £48.50 per bottle
  26. Château de Bel-Air, Lalande-de-Pomerol 2018
    Château de Bel-Air, Lalande-de-Pomerol 2018
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    Juicy, pretty with generous fruit. A well-knit, medium weight claret that will reward in the short...
    £26.50 per bottle
  27. Lespault Martillac Rouge
    Château Lespault-Martillac Rouge, Pessac-Léognan 2015
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    Unusually for this part of Bordeaux Merlot dominates the blend, this gives the wines an insense...
    £34.00 per bottle
  28. Château Les Cruzelles, Lalande-de-Pomerol
    Château Les Cruzelles, Lalande-de-Pomerol 2018
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    Cruzelles is quite soft and balanced, very approachable early yet persistant and showing a mineral...
    £33.00 per bottle
  29. Château Lilian Ladouys
    Château Lilian Ladouys, Saint-Estèphe 2017
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    The nose is full of bright red fruit flavours and even a hint of warm orange peel, more of the same...
    £28.50 per bottle
  30. Ch Haut Lariveau, Fronsac
    Château Haut Lariveau, Fronsac 2014
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    This wine from 100% Merlot has excellent structure, good fruit and nicely integrated oak from 30%...
    £17.50 per bottle
  31. Ch Le Prieure, gr cru cl St-Emilion
    Château Le Prieuré, grand cru classé Saint-Emilion 1989
    Merlot Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    The fruit is extremely well-integrated, sweet and juicy with a touch of spice. This well-made wine...
    £75.00 per bottle
  32. Les Chenes de Macquin, St-Emilion
    Les Chênes de Macquin, Saint-Emilion 2017
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    Modern style of wine with rich fruit and toasty oak, from the Thienpont/Derenoncourt stable. This...
    £33.00 per bottle
  33. Saintem, St Emilion
    Saintem, Saint-Emilion grand cru, Denis Durantou 2018
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    Lots of soft, sweet fruit and very supple tannins make this a lovely wine in 2017, very fresh yet...
    £23.50 per bottle
  34. Ch Tiregand Grand Millesime, Pecharmant
    Château de Tiregand Cuvée Grand Millésime, Pécharmant 2015
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    South of France > Gascony & SW France
    Deep red in colour, redolent of fleshy fruits whilst generous and rich in the mouth. This...
    £24.50 per bottle
  35. Ch Trottevieille, St Emilion
    Dame de Trotte Vieille, Saint-Emilion grand cru 2012
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    Rich, toasty and spicy on the nose, with plenty of sweet red and black fruit here and on the...
    £47.00 per bottle
  36. 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...
    £29.50 per bottle
  37. 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
  38. Bourgneuf, Pomerol - magnum
    Château Bourgneuf, Pomerol 2016 - Magnum
    Merlot 13.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    This wine is elegant, full, wonderfully concentrated and flavoured with a delicious ripeness on the...
    £120.00 per bottle
  39. Radburnd Cabernet Merlot, Hawke's Bay
    Radburnd Merlot Cabernet, Hawke's Bay 2018
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    New Zealand > North Island
    Lovely fruit on the nose a complex mix of red and black in character with a hint of exotic spice....
    £39.50 per bottle
  40. Collines de L'If, Saint-Emilion
    Collines de L'If, Saint-Emilion 2017
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    Lovely weight of rich, chocolatey, plummy fruit with lovely freshness and instensity. Some rounded...
    £38.00 per bottle
  41. 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
  42. La Gravette de Certan
    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,...
    £75.00 per bottle
  43. Ch Moulin de Mallet, Bordeaux
    Château Moulin de Mallet, Bordeaux 2019 - Half
    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...
    £6.30 per bottle
  44. Château L'Isle Fort, Bordeaux Supérieur
    Château L'Isle Fort, Bordeaux Supérieur 2016
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    Some delicious cassis fruit on the nose with more crunchy fresh blackcurrants on the palate. This...
    £16.95 per bottle
  45. Ls Violette du Manoir, Castillon
    La Violette du Manoir, Castillon - Côtes de Bordeaux 2016
    Merlot 15.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    Big, ripe and full bodied wine with plenty of plummy fruit together with soft tannins. The property...
    £18.50 per bottle
  46. Ch Montaiguillon
    Château Montaiguillon, Montagne Saint-Emilion 2018 - Half
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    This has a delicious supple red fruit character of plums, blackcurrants and cherries backed up by...
    £8.90 per bottle
  47. Ch Tour de Luchey, Bordeaux
    Château Tour de Luchey, Bordeaux 2018 - Half
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    Lovely fresh redcurrant and raspberry fruit. Soft, forward easy drinking. Lovely and generous from...
    £5.80 per bottle
  48. Ch Malbat
    Château Malbat, Bordeaux 2019 - Half
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    An excellent petit château from the south-east end of Bordeaux near Langon. This is the rural...
    £5.50 per bottle

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