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 La Fleur-Petrus, Pomerol
    Château La Fleur-Pétrus, Pomerol 2016
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    Plenty of ripe dark summer pudding fruits with some gentle silky tannins, the palate is more...
    £213.00 per bottle
  2. Shafer Vineyards TD-9, Napa Valley
    Shafer 'TD-9', Napa Valley 2016
    Merlot 15.5% Vol
    USA > California
    Dark and rich with plenty of sweet ripe fruit but also lots of complexity with notes of chocolate,...
    £62.00 per bottle
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Ch Puygueraud, Francs
    Château Puygueraud, Francs - Côtes de Bordeaux 2014
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    Cabernet-based this wine has good, ripe structure with mouth-filling spicy fruit and fine length....
    £18.40 per bottle
  6. Annonce de Belair Monange
    Annonce, Bélair-Monange, grand cru Saint-Emilion 2015 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    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
    Out of stock
  7. 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
  8. Bourgneuf, Pomerol
    Château Bourgneuf, Pomerol 2015
    Merlot 13.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    This wine is elegant, full, wonderfully concentrated and flavoured with a delicious ripeness on the...
    £46.00 per bottle
  9. Les Fillottes, Pomerol
    Les Fillottes, Pomerol 2015
    Merlot 13.0% 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
  10. 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...
    £32.00 per bottle
  11. Ch Pavie Macquin, St Emilion
    Château Pavie Macquin, 1er grand cru classé Saint-Emilion 2014
    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
  12. Ch Larcis-Ducasse, St-Emilion
    Château Larcis-Ducasse, 1er grand cru classé Saint-Emilion 2011 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    This is a very elegant wine with aromas of cherries and ripe black fruits. Deeply complex, with a...
    £63.00 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. Sandford Estate Merlot
    Sandford Estate Merlot, Victoria 2017
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Australia > Victoria
    Rich and plummy this has plenty of character with good rich flavours of plums and berries with...
    £8.60 per bottle
  15. Vieux-Chateau-Certan, Pomerol
    Vieux Château Certan, Pomerol 2012 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux >
    The Caberent Franc is particularly fine. Extremely elegant and oozing finesse and freshness, this...
    £165.00 per bottle
  16. La Gravette de Certan, Pomerol
    La Gravette de Certan, Pomerol 2015
    Merlot 13.0% 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
  17. 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
  18. Ch Bel Air, Bordeaux Supériuer
    Château Bel-Air, Bordeaux Supérieur 2016
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    A typical claret nose of red and black berry fruits coupled with a note of spices. On the palate...
    £9.90 per bottle
  19. Two in the Bush Merlot/Cab, S Australia
    Two in the Bush Cabernet/Merlot, Adelaide Hills, Bird in Hand 2016
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Australia > South Australia
    A complex aroma of blackcurrant, plum and rhubarb and a soft round palate, oozing chocolate and...
    £13.50 per bottle
  20. Cèdres d'Hosten, Listrac
    Les Cèdres d'Hosten, Listrac-Médoc 2010
    Merlot 12.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    Rich and concentrated with supple, seamless fruit and very well integrated oak. This is succulent...
    £19.20 per bottle
  21. Ch d'Agassac, Haut-Medoc
    Château d'Agassac, Haut-Médoc 2008
    Merlot 13.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    From this magical, moated 13th century castle comes this lovely, juicy, elegant wine that has less...
    £23.50 per bottle
  22. Les Chenes de Macquin, St-Emilion
    Les Chênes de Macquin, Saint-Emilion 2014 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    Modern style of wine with rich fruit and toasty oak, from the Thienpont/Derenoncourt stable. This...
    £32.00 per bottle
  23. Ch Montaiguillon, Montagne-St-Emilion
    Château Montaiguillon, Montagne Saint-Emilion 2016
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux >
    This has a delicious supple red fruit character of plums, blackcurrants and cherries backed up by...
    £16.50 per bottle
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. Ladera Verde Merlot, Central   - 18.7cl
    Ladera Verde Merlot, Valle Central 2018 - 18.7cl
    Merlot 13.0% Vol
    Chile > Maipo & Mid Chile
    Bursting with cherry and ripe, red berry fruits intertwined with pepper and a touch of coffee bean....
    £2.10 per bottle
  27. Ch Malbat, Bordeaux - Half
    Château Malbat, Bordeaux 2016 - Half
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    An excellent petit château from the south-east end of Bordeaux near Langon. This is the rural...
    £5.40 per bottle
  28. Vieux-Chateau-Certan, Pomerol
    Vieux Château Certan, Pomerol 2007
    Merlot 13.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    The Caberent Franc is particularly fine. Extremely elegant and oozing finesse and freshness, this...
    £108.00 per bottle
  29. 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
  30. Pomerol, Christian Moueix
    Pomerol, Jean-Pierre Moueix 2015
    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
  31. Bogle Vineyards Merlot
    Bogle Vineyards Merlot, California 2016
    Merlot 14.0% 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
  32. Cucao Merlot, Valle Centrale
    Cucao 'MR Selection' Merlot, Valle Central 2017
    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
  33. Pacamaya Merlot, Central
    Pacamaya Merlot, Valle Central 2018
    Merlot 13.0% 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
  34. 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
  35. Pato Torrente Merlot Central
    Pato Torrente Merlot, Valle Central 2018
    Merlot 13.0% 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
  36. C J Pask Gimblett Rd Merlot, Hawke's Bay
    Pask 'Gimblett Gravels' Merlot, Hawke's Bay 2016
    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
  37. Giorgio Primo, Toscana, La Massa
    Giorgio Primo, Toscana, La Massa 2012
    Merlot 15.0% 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
  38. Giorgio Primo, Toscana, La Massa
    Giorgio Primo, Toscana, La Massa 2011
    Merlot 15.0% Vol
    Italy > Tuscany
    This very, very big, dense wine from Giampaolo Motta's La Massa estate will improve with age over...
    £75.00 per bottle
  39. Merlot  Dom La Condamine l'Eveque
    Condamine l'Evêque 'Wilesinde', Côtes de Thongue Merlot 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
  40. Ch de Tiregand Rouge, Pecharmant
    Château de Tiregand, Pécharmant, Comtesse de Saint-Exupèry 2014
    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
  41. Remi & Jerome Merlot, d'Oc
    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
  42. Ch Montaiguillon, Montagne-St-Emilion
    Château Montaiguillon, Montagne Saint-Emilion 2015 - 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
  43. Ch Montaiguillon, Montagne-St-Em. - Half
    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
  44. 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
  45. Ch d'Argadens, Bordeaux Superieur - Mag
    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...
    £24.50 per bottle
  46. Ch Laclaverie, Bordeaux-Cotes-de-Francs
    Château Laclaverie, Francs - Côtes de Bordeaux 2014
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    A wine from the well-respected Thienpont/Derenoncourt stable and made at nearby sister property,...
    £14.40 per bottle

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