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 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 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 2017
    Merlot 13.5% 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 As low as £5.90
    • £5.90 6 or more
  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 2019
    Merlot 12.0% Vol
    South of France > Gascony & SW France
    *Best...
    £9.50 per bottle
  8. Ch Tour de Luchey, Bordeaux
    Château Tour de Luchey, Bordeaux 2018
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    *Best...
    £9.60 per bottle
  9. 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
  10. 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 As low as £6.50
    • £6.50 6 or more
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Paparuda Merlot
    Paparuda Merlot, Estate Selection 2019
    Merlot 12.5% Vol
    Northern Europe > Romania
    Soft, plummy Merlot with notes of pepper, gentle tannins and an open, expressive palate. A charming...
    £7.50 per bottle
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Ch Siaurac, Lalande-de-Pomerol
    Château Siaurac, Lalande-de-Pomerol 2009 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Merlot Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    Showing lovely black cherry fruit on the nose and cassis on the palate. It has good weight and...
    £22.95 per bottle
  20. Ch La Tour Carnet, 4me cru Haut-Medoc
    Château La Tour Carnet, 4me cru Haut-Médoc 2009 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Merlot Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    Fragrant Cabernet on the nose with a lovely chocolate character, well balanced acidity and tannin...
    £38.00 per bottle
  21. La Petite Ferme Merlot, Franschhoek
    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...
    £13.50 per bottle
  22. Saintem, gr cru St-Emilion
    Saintayme, Denis Durantou, grand cru Saint-Emilion 2016
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    Plummy, juicy nose from this 100% Merlot wine crafted by the 'in vogue' Denis Durantou of...
    £17.20 per bottle
  23. Tour de Laroque St Emilion
    Les Tours de Laroque, Saint-Emilion grand cru 2016
    Merlot Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    A medium-bodied claret showing good, ripe, berry fruit with lovely soft tannins and a juicy fresh...
    £21.00 per bottle
  24. 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 As low as £6.70
    • £6.70 6 or more
  25. Merlot  Dom La Condamine l'Eveque
    Condamine l'Evêque 'Wilesinde' Merlot, Côtes de Thongue 2017
    Merlot 13.0% Vol
    South of France > Languedoc-Roussillon
    Soft and mellow red with delicious berry fruit, plenty of ripeness makes it smooth, easy drinking....
    £8.80 per bottle
    Out of stock
  26. Annonce de Belair Monange
    Annonce, Bélair-Monange, grand cru Saint-Emilion 2015
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    Rich blueberry fruit with plums, raspberries and a note of liquorice, it is elegant with great...
    £59.00 per bottle
  27. Les Cruzelles 17
    Château Les Cruzelles, Lalande-de-Pomerol 2017
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    Quite beefy in character with good tannins and toasty oak. Straightforward, well-made and...
    £33.00 per bottle
  28. Ch Feytit Clinet, Pomerol
    Château Feytit-Clinet, Pomerol 2017
    Merlot 13.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    This has lovely, juicy black cherry flavours which go right through the palate on to a long, fruity...
    £75.00 per bottle
  29. Bahans Haut-Brion, Pessac-Leognan
    Le Clarence de Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan 2016
    Merlot 13.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    An enticing nose that is both ripe and fresh, the character is of just cooked red and back fruits...
    £140.00 per bottle
  30. Ch Haut-Brion, 1er cru Pessac-Leognan
    Château Haut-Brion, 1er cru Pessac-Léognan 2016
    Merlot 13.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    This has an unusually high percentage of Merlot and is rich, ripe and plummy, with superb fruit....
    £480.00 per bottle
  31. Paso-Prima Pasotismo, Somontano
    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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. Ch Trottevieille, St Emilion
    Château Trottevieille, 1er grand cru classé Saint-Emilion 2016
    Merlot 14.0% 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...
    £80.00 per bottle
  35. Ch Puygueraud, Bordeaux Francs
    Château Puygueraud, Côtes-de-Bordeaux, Francs 2016
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    Lovely, concentrated wine with plenty of blackcurrant fruit, juicy and zippy with good, crunchy...
    £19.95 per bottle
  36. 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
  37. Ch Citran, Haut-Medoc
    Château Citran, Haut-Médoc 2010
    Merlot 13.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    £32.00 per bottle
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. Ch Trimoulet gr cru St-Emilion
    Château Trimoulet, grand cru Saint-Emilion 2011
    Merlot 13.5% 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
  41. Château L'Isle Fort, Bordeaux Supérieur
    Château L'Isle Fort, Bordeaux Supérieur 2014
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    Some delicious cassis fruit on the nose with more crunchy fresh blackcurrants on the palate. This...
    £15.95 per bottle
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. Ch Brisson, Castillon
    Château Brisson, Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux 2016
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    A delicious wine, well made with concentration and class. Rich, ripe and supple it has the added...
    £16.95 per bottle
  47. 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
  48. Ch Pavie, 1er gr cru cl, St-Emilion
    Château Pavie, 1er grand cru classé Saint-Emilion 2016
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    Plenty of ripe red and black fruits, less oak than historically so showing fresher character with...
    £370.00 per bottle

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