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...
    £9.20 per bottle
  2. Tanners Merlot
    Tanners Merlot, Pays d'Oc 2019
    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 2016
    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
    Château Malbat, Bordeaux 2018
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    An excellent petit château from the south-east end of Bordeaux near Langon. This is the rural...
    £9.30 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 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...
    £9.50 per bottle
  7. Ch Tour de Luchey, Bordeaux
    Château Tour de Luchey, Bordeaux 2018
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    *Best...
    £9.60 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...
    £16.60 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
    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, grand cru Saint-Emilion 2018
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    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...
    £9.60 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...
    £7.50 per bottle
  15. Bird in Hand Merlot
    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...
    £19.50 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 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    This has been made even more attractive by the addition of some extra old-vine Merlot to give it a...
    £5.60 per bottle
  18. Ch Trottevieille, St Emilion
    Dame de Trotte Vieille, grand cru Saint-Emilion 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
  19. 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...
    £28.95 per bottle
  20. Ch Pipeau, gr cru St-Emilion
    Château Pipeau, grand cru Saint-Emilion 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,...
    £56.00 per bottle
  21. 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...
    £115.00 per bottle
  22. Ch Lafleur-Gazin, Pomerol
    Château Lafleur-Gazin, Pomerol 2011
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    This wine is elegant, full, wonderfully concentrated and flavoured with a delicious ripeness on the...
    £45.00 per bottle
  23. Ch Puygueraud, Bordeaux Francs
    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
  24. Ch Pavie Macquin, St Emilion
    Château Pavie-Macquin, 1er grand cru classé Saint-Emilion 2017
    Merlot 12.0% 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...
    £87.00 per bottle
  25. 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...
    £36.00 per bottle
  26. 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
  27. La Gravette de Certan, Pomerol
    La Gravette de Certan, Pomerol 2017
    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,...
    £65.00 per bottle
  28. Ch Mauvesin Barton, Moulis
    Château Mauvesin-Barton, Moulis-en-Médoc 2018 - Magnum
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    Freshness on the nose, even a touch of mint, followed by a good round feel. Substance but balanced...
    £46.00 per bottle
  29. L'Hetre, Castillon
    L'Hêtre, Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux 2018 (organic)
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    Some sweet oak on the nose but beautifully integrated with plum and blackberry fruit a lovely lick...
    £26.00 per bottle
  30. La Petite Ferme Merlot
    La Petite Ferme Merlot, Franschhoek 2018
    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
  31. Sarmentine, F.Thienpont
    Sarmentine, F Thienpont, Bordeaux 2018 (organic)
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    From a small 3 hectare vineyard, near to Saint Emilion, this vibrant, organic red is full of round,...
    £11.90 per bottle
  32. 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...
    £6.20 per bottle
  33. Ch La Fleur du Mayne, Pomerol
    Château La Fleur du Mayne, Pomerol 2014
    Merlot 12.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    A soft and fresh style of Pomerol with attractive red fruits on the palate and hints of violet on...
    £28.50 per bottle
  34. Château de l'Hospital, Graves
    Château de l'Hospital, Graves 2016
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    Fruity and full wine with a soft, almost New World style. Good flavour and a classic Graves cedar...
    £17.95 per bottle
  35. 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
  36. Ls Violette du Manoir, Castillon
    La Violette du Manoir, Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux 2016
    Merlot 15.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    Big, ripe and full bodied wine with plenty of plummy fruit together with soft tannins. The property...
    £18.50 per bottle
  37. Ch Montaiguillon
    Château Montaiguillon, Montagne Saint-Emilion 2017 - 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...
    £8.80 per bottle
  38. 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...
    £5.60 per bottle
  39. 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...
    £5.40 per bottle
  40. Jean Balmont Merlot
    Jean Balmont Merlot, Pays d'Oc 2019
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    South of France > Languedoc-Roussillon
    Packed full of rich Southern French sunshine, this silky red is bursting with ripe plummy fruit,...
    £8.20 per bottle
  41. Paso-Prima Pasotismo, Somontano
    Pasotismo, Somontano 2019
    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
  42. Paso Primero Rosé
    Paso-Primero Rosé, Somontano 2019
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Spain > Catalonia & NE Spain
    A full rosé with plenty of soft and ripe red fruits, strawberries and redcurrants. Fresh and easy...
    £8.90 per bottle
  43. Ch Puygueraud
    Château Puygueraud, Côtes-de-Bordeaux, Francs 2017
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    Cabernet-based this wine has good, ripe structure with mouth-filling spicy fruit and fine length....
    £19.50 per bottle
  44. Ch Laclaverie
    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
  45. 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
  46. Ch Semonlon
    Château Semonlon, Haut-Médoc 2017
    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....
    £13.30 per bottle
  47. 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
  48. 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

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