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. Ch Brisson
    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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Ch La Fleur-Petrus, Pomerol
    Château La Fleur-Pétrus, Pomerol 2017
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    Plenty of ripe dark summer pudding fruits with some gentle silky tannins, the palate is more...
    £182.50 per bottle
  5. Ch La Conseillante Pomerol
    Château La Conseillante, Pomerol 2012
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    This Merlot dominated wine has plenty of weight and depth of fruit showing ripe blackcurrant notes...
    £150.00 per bottle
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Annonce de Belair Monange
    Annonce, Bélair-Monange, grand cru Saint-Emilion 2014
    Merlot 13.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    Plenty of ripe crunchy red and black fruit character, cherries, blackberries, raspberries with more...
    £48.00 per bottle
  9. Bourgneuf
    Château Bourgneuf, Pomerol 2017
    Merlot 13.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    This wine is elegant, full, wonderfully concentrated and flavoured with a delicious ripeness on the...
    £54.00 per bottle
  10. Les Fillottes, Pomerol
    Les Fillottes, Pomerol 2015
    Merlot 14.0% 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
  11. Murmure de Larcis, St-Emilion
    Murmure de Larcis-Ducasse, Saint-Emilion 2014 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    A delightful mix of red and black fruit on the nose and palate with an elegant floral character. On...
    £33.00 per bottle
  12. Ch Pavie Macquin
    Château Pavie Macquin, 1er grand cru classé Saint-Emilion 2014 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Merlot 14.5% 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...
    £77.00 per bottle
  13. 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
  14. La Gravette de Certan, Pomerol
    La Gravette de Certan, Pomerol 2015
    Merlot 14.5% 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
  15. 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
  16. Ch La Prade, Bordeaux Cotes-de-Francs
    Château La Prade, Francs - Côtes de Bordeaux 2012
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    Produced by Nicolas Thienpont, this is mainly Merlot. Lovely ripe, plummy fruit is backed by ripe...
    £19.60 per bottle
  17. Ladera Verde Merlot
    Ladera Verde Merlot, Valle Central 2019 - Half
    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...
    £3.90 per bottle
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. Pato Torrente Merlot Central
    Pato Torrente Merlot, Valle Central 2019
    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
  24. C J Pask Gimblett Rd Merlot
    Pask 'Gimblett Gravels' Merlot, Hawke's Bay 2018
    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
  25. 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
  26. Ch de Tiregand Rouge
    Château de Tiregand, Pécharmant, Comtesse de Saint-Exupèry 2016
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    South of France > Gascony & SW France
    Related to the famous author and aviator, François-Xavier de Saint-Exupéry runs...
    £14.95 per bottle
  27. Remi & Jerome Merlot
    Rémi & Jérôme Merlot, Pays d'Oc 2019
    Merlot 13.0% 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
  28. 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
  29. 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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