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 13.0% 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
    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
    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 As low as £9.90
    • £9.90 3 or more
  4. Ch Malbat, Bordeaux
    Château Malbat, Bordeaux 2017
    Merlot 13.0% 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
    Ladera Verde Merlot, Valle Central 2019
    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...
    £7.30 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 As low as £8.00
    • £8.00 6 or more
  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...
    £16.60 per bottle
  9. Wide River Merlot
    Wide River Merlot, Robertson 2018
    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
  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...
    £9.50 per bottle
  11. 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
  12. Ch Pipeau, gr cru St-Emilion
    Château Pipeau, Saint-Emilion grand cru 2016
    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
  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...
    £9.60 per bottle
  14. 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
  15. Bird in Hand Merlot
    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
  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...
    £19.50 per bottle
  17. Tanners Claret
    Tanners Claret, Bordeaux - Half
    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...
    £5.60 per bottle
  18. Paso-Prima Pasotismo, Somontano
    Paso-Prima Pasotismo, Somontano 2018
    Merlot 15.0% Vol
    Spain > Catalonia & NE Spain
    Made in the appassimento style, from late harvested, ripe grapes, in Somontano by winemakers Tom...
    £18.95 per bottle
  19. Les Fillottes, Pomerol
    Les Fillottes, Pomerol 2016
    Merlot 13.0% 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
  20. Ch Puygueraud
    Château Puygueraud, Francs - Côtes de Bordeaux 2011
    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
  21. 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
  22. Cucao Merlot
    Cucao 'MR Selection' Merlot, Valle Central 2017
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Chile > Maipo & Mid Chile
    Bright fresh fruit character of berries and plums with beautifully soft tannins, really succulent...
    £8.60 per bottle
  23. Ch Laclaverie, Bordeaux-Cotes-de-Francs
    Château Laclaverie, Francs - Côtes de Bordeaux 2015
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    A wine from the well-respected Thienpont/Derenoncourt stable and made at nearby sister property,...
    £14.95 per bottle
  24. Ch Citran, Haut-Medoc
    Château Citran, Haut-Médoc 2010
    Merlot 13.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    £32.00 per bottle
  25. Ch La Pervenche, Lalande-de-P
    Château La Pervenche, Lalande-de-Pomerol 2017
    Merlot 13.5% 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
  26. Ch Semonlon
    Château Semonlon, Haut-Médoc 2016
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    This has lovely, soft Merlot fruit with ripe tannins and red berry fruit flavours on the palate....
    £13.40 per bottle
  27. Ch Trimoulet gr cru St-Emilion
    Château Trimoulet, grand cru Saint-Emilion 2011
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    A terrific value wine from a great vintage, rich and intense with plenty of ripe fruit character,...
    £19.95 per bottle
  28. Château L'Isle Fort, Bordeaux Supérieur
    Château L'Isle Fort, Bordeaux Supérieur 2014
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    Some delicious cassis fruit on the nose with more crunchy fresh blackcurrants on the palate. This...
    £15.95 per bottle
  29. Ch Teyssier, gr cru St-Emilion
    Château Teyssier, grand cru Saint-Emilion 2014
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    This is a soft, silky style of Saint-Emilion, made by Englishman Jonathan Maltus. It has good...
    £25.00 per bottle
  30. Ch Pipeau, gr cru St-Emilion
    Château Pipeau, grand cru Saint-Emilion 2016 - Magnum
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    This is a property that has attracted considerable favourable coverage recently for its powerful,...
    £56.00 per bottle
  31. Ch Montaiguillon, Montagne-St-Emilion
    Château Montaiguillon, Montagne Saint-Emilion 2016 - Magnum
    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...
    £36.00 per bottle
  32. Ch Les Hauts Conseillants
    Château Les Hauts Conseillants, Lalande-de-Pomerol 2014
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    Plenty of quite dark, plummy fruit character, even a hint of liquorice and clove, but a good weight...
    £21.50 per bottle
  33. Ch Haut Bertinerie, Blaye
    Château Haut Bertinerie Rouge, Blaye - Côtes de Bordeaux 2016
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    An attractive nose with red berries mixed with darker aromas of coffee and spice. The palate is...
    £17.60 per bottle
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
    Out of stock
  37. 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
  38. 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
    Out of stock
  39. 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
    Out of stock
  40. Annonce de Belair Monange
    Annonce de Bélair Monange, grand cru Saint-Emilion 2016
    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...
    £64.00 per bottle
  41. 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
    Out of stock
  42. 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
    Out of stock
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. La Gravette de Certan, Pomerol
    La Gravette de Certan, Pomerol 2015
    Merlot 13.0% 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
  46. Château Francs Cerisiers
    Château de Francs 'Les Cerisiers', Francs - Côtes de Bordeaux 2014
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    Plenty of rich plummy fruit with notes of black berries and cassis, some spicy wood character and a...
    £15.80 per bottle
  47. Two in the Bush Merlot/Cab
    Two in the Bush Cabernet/Merlot, Adelaide Hills, Bird in Hand 2016
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Australia > South Australia
    A complex aroma of blackcurrant, plum and rhubarb and a soft round palate, oozing chocolate and...
    £13.50 per bottle
  48. Burrowing Owl Merlot
    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

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