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 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...
    £5.50 per bottle
  2. 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
  3. 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...
    £9.50 per bottle
  4. 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,...
    £15.50 per bottle
  5. 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...
    £15.50 per bottle
  6. Ch Semonlon
    Château Semonlon, Haut-Médoc 2018
    Merlot 13.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    This has lovely, soft Merlot fruit with ripe tannins and red berry fruit flavours on the palate....
    £13.50 per bottle
  7. Ch Montaiguillon
    Château Montaiguillon, Montagne Saint-Emilion 2018 - Magnum
    Merlot 14.5% 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
    Out of stock
  8. 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
  9. Santa Ema Select Merlot - half
    Santa Ema 'Select Terroir' Merlot Reserva, Maipo 2020 - Half
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Chile > Maipo & Mid Chile
    Black and red fruits, very juicy with good raspberry freshness. Silky, well balanced and positive...
    £5.70 per bottle
  10. Ch Belair
    Château Bélair Monange, 1er grand cru classé 'B' Saint-Emilion 2017
    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...
    £121.00 per bottle
  11. 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
  12. Murmure de Larcis, St-Emilion
    Murmure de Larcis-Ducasse, Saint-Emilion 2014
    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...
    £34.00 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...
    £22.50 per bottle
  14. Two in the Bush Merlot/Cab
    Two in the Bush Merlot/Cabernet, Adelaide Hills, Bird in Hand 2019
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Australia > South Australia
    A complex aroma of blackcurrant, plum and rhubarb and a soft round palate, oozing chocolate and...
    £13.70 per bottle
  15. 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...
    £19.80 per bottle
  16. Ladera Verde Merlot
    Ladera Verde Merlot, Valle Central 2020 - 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...
    £4.25 per bottle
  17. Pomerol
    Pomerol, Jean-Pierre Moueix 2018
    Merlot 14.5% 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...
    £24.50 per bottle
  18. Bogle Vineyards Merlot
    Bogle Vineyards Merlot, California 2018
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    USA > California
    An elegant, soft, silky Merlot with aromas of cherries and spice. The palate is full of fresh red...
    £16.90 per bottle
  19. Cucao Merlot, Valle Centrale
    Cucao 'MR Selection' Merlot, Valle Central 2019
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Chile > Maipo & Mid Chile
    Bright fresh fruit character of berries and plums with beautifully soft tannins, really succulent...
    £8.90 per bottle
  20. Pacamaya Merlot
    Pacamaya Merlot, Valle Central 2020
    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...
    £7.70 per bottle
  21. Pato Torrente Merlot Central
    Pato Torrente Merlot, Valle Central 2020
    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
  22. 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...
    £13.90 per bottle
  23. Ch de Tiregand Rouge
    Château de Tiregand, Pécharmant, Comtesse de Saint-Exupèry 2018
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    South of France > Gascony & SW France
    Related to the famous author and aviator, François-Xavier de Saint-Exupéry runs...
    £14.95 per bottle
  24. 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...
    £7.90 per bottle
  25. 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
  26. Ch d'Argadens
    Château Argadens, Bordeaux Supérieur 2015 - Magnum
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    Purchased in 2002 by Sichels, this property is situated in the Entre-deux-Mers. The excellent...
    £26.00 per bottle

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