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. Ladera Verde Merlot, Central - half
    Ladera Verde Merlot, Valle Central 2018 - Half
    Merlot 13.0% Vol
    Chile > Maipo & Mid Chile
    This has lovely plummy Merlot fruit with a ripeness that is so typical of Chile. Easy and very...
    £3.90 per bottle
  2. Ch Moulin de Mallet, Bordeaux
    Château Moulin de Mallet, Bordeaux 2017 - 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
  3. Pomerol
    Pomerol, Jean-Pierre Moueix 2016
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    J-P Moueix has access to many superb wines in Pomerol, both from its own properties and those that...
    £23.50 per bottle
  4. Bogle Vineyards Merlot
    Bogle Vineyards Merlot, California 2017
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    USA > California
    An elegant, soft, silky Merlot with aromas of cherries and spice. The palate is full of fresh red...
    £15.90 per bottle
  5. Cucao Merlot, Valle Centrale
    Cucao 'MR Selection' Merlot, Valle Central 2018
    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
  6. Pacamaya Merlot
    Pacamaya Merlot, Valle Central 2019
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Chile > Maipo & Mid Chile
    A soft, easy going Merlot with black and red fruit character, juicy and well balanced. Ripe and...
    £7.50 per bottle
  7. Santa Ema Select Merlot
    Santa Ema 'Select Terroir' Merlot Reserva, Maipo 2018
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Chile > Maipo & Mid Chile
    Black and red fruits, very juicy with good raspberry freshness. Silky, well balanced and positive...
    £9.70 per bottle
  8. Pato Torrente Merlot Central
    Pato Torrente Merlot, Valle Central 2018
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Chile > Maipo & Mid Chile
    Bursting with cherry and ripe, red berry fruits intertwined with pepper and a touch of coffee bean....
    £7.80 per bottle
  9. C J Pask Gimblett Rd Merlot
    Pask 'Gimblett Gravels' Merlot, Hawke's Bay 2014
    Merlot 13.0% Vol
    New Zealand > North Island
    A deliciously soft and fruity red wine with lovely concentrated plummy fruit and an elegant...
    £13.70 per bottle
  10. Giorgio Primo
    Giorgio Primo, Toscana, La Massa 2015
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Italy > Tuscany
    This very, very big, dense wine from Giampaolo Motta's La Massa estate will improve with age over...
    £79.00 per bottle
  11. Ch de Tiregand Rouge
    Château de Tiregand, Pécharmant, Comtesse de Saint-Exupèry 2015
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    South of France > Gascony & SW France
    Related to the famous author and aviator, François-Xavier de Saint-Exupéry runs...
    £14.95 per bottle
  12. Remi & Jerome Merlot
    Rémi & Jérôme Merlot, Pays d'Oc 2018
    Merlot 12.5% Vol
    South of France > Languedoc-Roussillon
    A soft, fruity Merlot with juicy flavours of plums and blackcurrants sourced from vineyards close...
    £7.80 per bottle
  13. Ch Montaiguillon
    Château Montaiguillon, Montagne Saint-Emilion 2016 - Half
    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...
    £8.80 per bottle
  14. Vieux Chateau Certan, Pomerol
    Vieux Château Certan, Pomerol 2013
    Merlot 12.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    Tiny yields this year brought tremdous poise and elegance to this wine. Fine red berry and rich...
    £160.00 per bottle
  15. Ch d'Argadens
    Château Argadens, Bordeaux Supérieur 2017 - Magnum
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    Purchased in 2002 by Sichels, this property is situated in the Entre-deux-Mers. The excellent...
    £24.50 per bottle

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