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. Château Bonalgue, Pomerol
    Château Bonalgue, Pomerol 2015
    Merlot Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    A rich, supple wine balanced with silky tannins that is elegant and long in the mouth. From a high...
    £33.95 per bottle
  2. Pato Torrente Merlot Central
    Pato Torrente Merlot, Valle Central 2016
    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....
    £7.60 per bottle
  3. Ch Puy-Blanquet, gr cru St-Emilion
    Château Puy-Blanquet, grand cru Saint-Emilion 2010
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    Rich and plummy fruit with a delicate floral note bringing elegance, some lovely smooth ripe...
    £17.95 per bottle
  4. Paparuda Merlot
    Paparuda Merlot, Estate Selection 2017
    Merlot 13.0% Vol
    Northern Europe > Romania
    Soft, plummy Merlot with notes of pepper, gentle tannins and an open, expressive palate. A charming...
    £7.40 per bottle
  5. Château Feytit-Clinet, Pomerol 2015
    Château Feytit-Clinet, Pomerol 2015
    Merlot Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    This has lovely, juicy black cherry flavours which go right through the palate on to a long, fruity...
    £59.00 per bottle
  6. Ch Tiregand Grand Millesime, Pecharmant
    Château de Tiregand Cuvée Grand Millésime, Pécharmant 2014
    Merlot 13.0% Vol
    South of France > Gascony & SW France
    Deep red in colour. Redolent of fleshy fruits. Generous and rich in the mouth. This exceptional...
    £23.00 per bottle
  7. Ch Laclaverie, Bordeaux-Cotes-de-Francs
    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,...
    £14.40 per bottle
  8. Ch Le Fage, Bergerac Rouge
    Château Le Fagé, Bergerac Rosé 2017
    Merlot 12.0% Vol
    South of France > Gascony & SW France
    An attactive, fruity rosé with juicy strawberry character and a good, fresh finish. Le Fagé is...
    £9.30 per bottle
  9. 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...
    £32.00 per bottle
  10. 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...
    £76.00 per bottle
  11. Ch Larcis-Ducasse, St-Emilion
    Château Larcis-Ducasse, premier grand cru classé Saint-Emilion 2011
    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
  12. Ch Coutet, gr cru St-Emilion
    Château Coutet, grand cru Saint-Emilion 2006
    Merlot 13.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    Very well situated property close to the town of Saint-Emilion and properties such as Angélus....
    £22.00 per bottle
  13. Ch Moulin de Mallet - magnum
    Château Moulin de Mallet, Bordeaux 2015 - Magnum
    Merlot 13.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    Great colour for such a modest wine. Very dense and sweet on the attack, with lots of fruit and a...
    £22.00 per bottle
  14. Pacamaya Merlot, Central
    Pacamaya Merlot, Valle Central 2016
    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...
    £7.30 per bottle
  15. Ch Moulin de Mallet, Bordeaux
    Château Moulin de Mallet, Bordeaux 2014 - Half
    Merlot 13.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    Great colour for such a modest wine. Very dense and sweet on the attack, with lots of fruit and a...
    £5.70 per bottle
  16. Ch Pipeau, gr cru St-Emilion - Half
    Château Pipeau, grand cru Saint-Emilion 2012 - Half
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    This property has attracted considerable favourable coverage for its powerful, full wines. Plenty...
    £14.40 per bottle
  17. Shafer Vineyards TD-9, Napa Valley
    Shafer Vineyards TD-9, Napa Valley 2015
    Merlot 15.3% Vol
    USA > California
    Dark and rich with plenty of sweet ripe fruit but also lots of complexity with notes of chocolate,...
    £60.00 per bottle
  18. Andford Estate Merlot
    Sandford Estate Merlot 2017
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Australia > Victoria
    Rich and plummy this has plenty of character with good rich flavours of plums and berries with...
    £8.20 per bottle
  19. Ch Tour de Luchey, Bordeaux
    Château Tour de Luchey, Bordeaux 2016
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    Lovely fresh redcurrant and raspberry fruit. Soft, forward easy drinking. Lovely and generous from...
    £9.40 per bottle
  20. Merlot  Dom La Condamine l'Eveque
    Merlot, Wilisande, Domaine La Condamine l'Evêque, VdP Côtes de Thongue 2014
    Merlot 13.0% Vol
    South of France > Languedoc-Rousillon
    Soft and mellow red with delicious berry fruit, plenty of ripeness makes it smooth, easy drinking....
    £8.60 per bottle
  21. Ladera Verde Merlot, Central
    Ladera Verde Merlot, Valle Central 2017
    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...
    £7.20 per bottle
  22. 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

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