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
  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
    Lovely fresh redcurrant and raspberry fruit. Soft, forward easy drinking. Lovely and generous...
    £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 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...
    £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 2020
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Northern Europe > Romania
    Soft, plummy Merlot with notes of pepper, gentle tannins and an open, expressive palate. A charming...
    £7.70 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. 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...
    £24.95 per bottle
  17. 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...
    £19.95 per bottle
  18. 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
  19. 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 As low as £13.50
    • £13.50 6 or more
  20. Château Beauvillage, Médoc
    Château Beauvillage, Médoc 2018
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    This has plenty of new oak showing with luscious black fruit flavours, figs and plums, with spicy...
    £14.50 per bottle As low as £12.50
    • £12.50 6 or more
  21. Shafer Vineyards TD-9, Napa Valley
    Shafer 'TD-9', Napa Valley 2017
    Merlot 15.5% Vol
    USA > California
    Dark and rich with plenty of sweet ripe fruit but also lots of complexity with notes of chocolate,...
    £56.00 per bottle
  22. 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
  23. Ch Moulin de Mallet, Bordeaux
    Château Moulin de Mallet, Bordeaux 2016
    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
    Out of stock
  24. Meerlust Merlot, Stellenbosch
    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
  25. Ch de Pressac, Saint-Emilion gr cru
    Château de Pressac, Saint-Emilion grand cru 2008 - Magnum
    Merlot Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    Still some fine youthfull fruit showing but now the spicy, earthy characters of age are beginning...
    £58.00 per bottle
    Out of stock
  26. Ch Semonlon, Haut-Medoc
    Château Semonlon, Haut-Médoc 2017
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    Situated on good gravelly soils close to Margaux this is an excellent value Médoc with a high...
    £13.50 per bottle
  27. Sarmentine, F.Thienpont
    Sarmentine, Bordeaux, F Thienpont 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
    Out of stock
  28. Ladera Verde Merlot, Central
    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...
    £7.50 per bottle
    Out of stock
  29. Giorgio Primo, Toscana, La Massa
    Giorgio Primo, Toscana, La Massa 2017
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Italy > Tuscany
    This very, very big, dense wine from Giampaolo Motta's La Massa estate will improve with age over...
    £79.50 per bottle
  30. St-Emilion
    Saint-Emilion, Jean-Pierre Moueix 2018
    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
  31. Sot Lefriec, Alemany & Corrio, Penedes
    Sot Lefriec, Bodegas Alemany & Corrio, Penedès 1999
    Merlot Spain > Catalonia & NE Spain
    £39.95 per bottle
  32. 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
  33. Le Volte dell Ornellaia, Toscana
    Le Volte dell' Ornellaia, Toscana 2019
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Italy > Tuscany
    The usual deep ruby red colour. A pleasant bouquet of ripe red fruits and spices is sustained on...
    £24.95 per bottle
  34. Cuvee du Roy Rouge, Gers
    Cuvée du Roy Rouge, Gers
    Merlot 13.0% Vol
    South of France
    This is a soft, fruity, easy drinking red wine made from a careful selection of Merlot, Cabernet...
    £4.95 per bottle
    Out of stock
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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%...
    £27.00 per bottle
  46. 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
  47. 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
  48. Ch Bourgneuf
    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

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