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 Lafleur-Gazin
    Château Lafleur-Gazin, Pomerol 2014
    Merlot Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    This wine is elegant, full, wonderfully concentrated and flavoured with a delicious ripeness on the...
    £49.00 per bottle
  2. 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...
    £17.20 per bottle
  3. Ch Tronquoy Lalande, St-Estephe
    Château Tronquoy-Lalande, Saint-Estèphe 2017
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    This has superbly rich fruit, real depth and concentration but supple and approachable too with...
    £35.00 per bottle
  4. Château du Courlat Cuvée Jean Baptiste, Lussac-St-Emilion
    Château du Courlat, Cuvée Jean Baptiste, Lussac-St-Emilion 2015
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    A rich and concentrated wine with great depth of soft black fruits backed up with toasty notes and...
    £22.50 per bottle
  5. Château Peyrolan, Côtes de Bourg - magnum
    Château Peyrolan, Côtes de Bourg 2005 - Magnum
    Merlot 13.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    Classic nose of cherry and figs. There are some delicate high-toned elements providing a freshness...
    £27.00 per bottle
  6. Ch Bonalgue, Pomerol
    Château Bonalgue, Pomerol 2014
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    A rich, supple wine balanced with silky tannins that is elegant and long in the mouth. From a high...
    £39.95 per bottle
  7. Ch Moulin de Mallet
    Château Moulin de Mallet, Bordeaux 2020
    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...
    £10.50 per bottle
  8. Château Beauvillage, Médoc
    Château Beauvillage, Médoc 2018
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    This has plenty of new oak showing with luscious black fruit flavours, figs and plums, with spicy...
    £14.70 per bottle
  9. Giorgio Primo
    Giorgio Primo, Toscana, La Massa 2017
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Italy > Tuscany
    This very, very big, dense wine from Giampaolo Motta's La Massa estate will improve with age over...
    £85.00 per bottle
  10. St-Emilion
    Saint-Emilion, Jean-Pierre Moueix 2018
    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...
    £18.70 per bottle
  11. Sot Lefriec, Alemany & Corrio, Penedes
    Sot Lefriec, Bodegas Alemany & Corrio, Penedès 1999
    Merlot Spain > Catalonia & NE Spain
    £39.95 per bottle
  12. Clos Malverne Merlot, Stellenbosch
    Clos Malverne Merlot, Traditionally Basket Pressed, Stellenbosch 2019
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    South Africa > Coastal Region
    This is packed full of red fruits, smokey and complex with hints of star anise. Soft, ripe and...
    £12.90 per bottle
  13. La Petite Ferme Merlot
    La Petite Ferme Merlot, Franschhoek 2019
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    South Africa > Coastal Region
    From the beautiful La Petite Ferme winery comes another superb wine in this spicy, rich...
    £15.50 per bottle
  14. Château Les Cruzelles
    Château Les Cruzelles, Lalande-de-Pomerol 2018
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    Cruzelles is quite soft and balanced, very approachable early yet persistant and showing a mineral...
    £33.00 per bottle
  15. Château Lilian Ladouys
    Château Lilian Ladouys, Saint-Estèphe 2017
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    The nose is full of bright red fruit flavours and even a hint of warm orange peel, more of the same...
    £32.00 per bottle
  16. Ch Haut Lariveau, Fronsac
    Château Haut Lariveau, Fronsac 2014
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    This wine from 100% Merlot has excellent structure, good fruit and nicely integrated oak from 30%...
    £29.00 per bottle
  17. Radburnd Cabernet Merlot, Hawke's Bay
    Radburnd Merlot Cabernet, Hawke's Bay 2018
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    New Zealand > North Island
    Lovely fruit on the nose a complex mix of red and black in character with a hint of exotic spice....
    £39.95 per bottle
  18. La Gravette de Certan
    La Gravette de Certan, Pomerol 2019
    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,...
    £85.00 per bottle
  19. Sarmentine, F.Thienpont
    Sarmentine, Bordeaux, F Thienpont 2021
    Merlot 12.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    From a small 3 hectare vineyard, near to Saint Emilion, this vibrant, organic red is full of round,...
    £12.70 per bottle
  20. Ch Moulin de Mallet
    Château Moulin de Mallet, Bordeaux 2019 - 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...
    £6.95 per bottle
  21. Ls Violette du Manoir, Castillon
    La Violette du Manoir, Castillon - Côtes de Bordeaux 2016
    Merlot 15.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    Big, ripe and full bodied wine with plenty of plummy fruit together with soft tannins. The property...
    £18.95 per bottle
  22. Ch Montaiguillon
    Château Montaiguillon, Montagne Saint-Emilion 2018 - Half
    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...
    £9.60 per bottle
  23. Ch Tour de Luchey, Bordeaux
    Château Tour de Luchey, Bordeaux 2018 - Half
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    Lovely fresh redcurrant and raspberry fruit. Soft, forward easy drinking. Lovely and generous from...
    £6.30 per bottle
  24. Paso-Prima Pasotismo, Somontano
    Pasotismo, Somontano 2020
    Merlot 15.0% Vol
    Spain > Catalonia & NE Spain
    Made in the appassimento style, from late harvested, ripe grapes, in Somontano by winemakers Tom...
    £19.95 per bottle
  25. Paso Primero Rosé
    Paso-Primero Rosé, Somontano 2021
    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...
    £9.95 per bottle
  26. 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,...
    £16.80 per bottle
  27. Ch La Pervenche
    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...
    £16.90 per bottle
  28. 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....
    £14.50 per bottle
  29. Ch Montaiguillon
    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...
    £39.00 per bottle
  30. 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...
    £23.50 per bottle
  31. 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...
    £6.20 per bottle
  32. 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...
    £130.00 per bottle
  33. 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...
    £24.00 per bottle
  34. Two in the Bush Merlot/Cab
    Two in the Bush Merlot/Cabernet, Adelaide Hills, Bird in Hand 2020
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Australia > South Australia
    A complex aroma of blackcurrant, plum and rhubarb and a soft round palate, oozing chocolate and...
    £14.50 per bottle
  35. Ch La Prade, Bordeaux Cotes-de-Francs
    Château La Prade, Francs - Côtes de Bordeaux 2018
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    Produced by Nicolas Thienpont, this is mainly Merlot. Lovely ripe, plummy fruit is backed by ripe...
    £21.00 per bottle
  36. 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...
    £4.70 per bottle
  37. Pomerol, Christian Moueix
    Pomerol, Jean-Pierre Moueix 2019
    Merlot 15.0% 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...
    £26.00 per bottle
  38. Bogle Vineyards Merlot
    Bogle Vineyards Merlot, California 2019
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    USA > California
    An elegant, soft, silky Merlot with aromas of cherries and spice. The palate is full of fresh red...
    £17.90 per bottle
  39. 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...
    £9.95 per bottle
  40. Pacamaya Merlot
    Pacamaya Merlot, Valle Central 2021
    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...
    £8.50 per bottle
  41. Santa Ema Select Merlot
    Santa Ema 'Select Terroir' Merlot Reserva, Maipo 2020
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Chile > Maipo & Mid Chile
    Black and red fruits, very juicy with good raspberry freshness. Silky, well balanced and positive...
    £10.50 per bottle
  42. Pato Torrente Merlot Central
    Pato Torrente Merlot, Valle Central 2021
    Merlot 12.5% Vol
    Chile > Maipo & Mid Chile
    Bursting with cherry and ripe, red berry fruits intertwined with pepper and a touch of coffee bean....
    £8.50 per bottle
  43. 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...
    £14.90 per bottle
    Out of stock
  44. Ch de Tiregand Rouge
    Château de Tiregand, Pécharmant, Comtesse de Saint-Exupèry 2019
    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
  45. Remi & Jerome Merlot
    Rémi & Jérôme Merlot, Pays d'Oc 2021
    Merlot 13.0% Vol
    South of France > Pays d'Oc & Vin de France
    A soft, fruity Merlot with juicy flavours of plums and blackcurrants sourced from vineyards close...
    £8.80 per bottle
  46. 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
  47. Ch d'Argadens
    Château Argadens, Bordeaux Supérieur 2018 - Magnum
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    Purchased in 2002 by Sichels, this property is situated in the Entre-deux-Mers. The excellent...
    £28.50 per bottle

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