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. Wide River Merlot, Robertson
    Wide River Merlot, Robertson 2015
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    South Africa > Breede River Valley
    Soft, fruity red with attractive black fruit flavours, fresh and juicy. Well made wine, with good...
    £7.50 per bottle
  2. Ch Tour St Bonnet, Medoc
    Château Tour St Bonnet, Médoc 2009
    Merlot Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    Rich and fruity with some good ripe tannins, 2009 was an excellent year giving an approachable...
    £19.95 per bottle
  3. Ch Brisson, Castillon
    Château Brisson, Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux 2016
    Merlot Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    A delicious wine, well made with concentration and class. Rich, ripe and supple it has the added...
    £14.20 per bottle
  4. 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
  5. Ch Teyssier, gr cru St-Emilion
    Château Teyssier, grand cru Saint-Emilion 2014 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    This is a soft, silky style of Saint-Emilion, made by Englishman Jonathan Maltus. It has good...
    £25.00 per bottle
  6. Ch La Conseillante Pomerol
    Château La Conseillante, Pomerol 2012
    Merlot Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    This Merlot dominated wine has plenty of weight and depth of fruit showing ripe blackcurrant notes...
    £140.00 per bottle
  7. La Petite Ferme Merlot, Franschhoek
    La Petite Ferme Merlot, Franschhoek 2016
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    South Africa > Coastal Region
    From the beautiful La Petite Ferme winery comes another superb wine in this spicy, rich...
    £12.95 per bottle
  8. Ch Morillon, gr cru St-Emilion
    Château Morillon, grand cru Saint-Emilion 2012
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    The richness and depth of the clay soils shows through in this characterful wine with hints of...
    £21.50 per bottle
  9. 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
  10. Ch Pipeau, gr cru St-Emilion
    Château Pipeau, grand cru Saint-Emilion 2014 - Magnum
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    This is a property that has attracted considerable favourable coverage recently for its powerful,...
    £56.00 per bottle
  11. 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....
    £17.50 per bottle
  12. Annonce de Belair Monange
    Annonce de Bélair Monange,grand cru Saint-Emilion 2015
    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...
    £58.00 per bottle
  13. Annonce de Belair Monange
    Annonce de 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...
    £47.00 per bottle
  14. 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...
    £45.00 per bottle
  15. 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...
    £63.00 per bottle
  16. Ch Puygueraud, Cotes Francs - magnum
    Château Puygueraud, Francs - Côtes de Bordeaux 2011 - Magnum
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    This wine has good, ripe structure with mouth-filling spicy fruit and fine length. Managed by...
    £43.00 per bottle
  17. Saintem, gr cru St-Emilion
    Saintayme, Denis Durantou, grand cru Saint-Emilion 2015
    Merlot 15.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    Plummy, juicy nose from this 100% Merlot wine crafted by the 'in vogue' Denis Durantou of...
    £17.20 per bottle
  18. Ch La Prade, Bordeaux Cotes-de-Francs
    Château La Prade, Bordeaux Côtes-de-Francs 2010
    Merlot 15.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    Produced by Nicolas Thienpont, this is mainly Merlot. Lovely ripe, plummy fruit is backed by ripe...
    £19.95 per bottle
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. Ladera Verde Merlot, Central
    Ladera Verde Merlot, Valle Central 2018
    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
  30. 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
  31. 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,...
    £65.00 per bottle
  32. Dame Gaffelière, gr cru St-Emilion
    Dame Gaffelière, grand cru Saint-Emilion 2014
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    A characterful second wine from the well regarded Château Gaffelière. Plenty of crunchy red and...
    £29.50 per bottle £33.00 per bottle
  33. Ch Moulin Haut Laroque, Fronsac
    Château Moulin Haut-Laroque, Fronsac 2002
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    A lovely, mature wine where spices and earthy notes mingle with the still sweet fruit character....
    £24.50 per bottle £27.50 per bottle
  34. Château Francs Cerisiers
    Château de Francs, Les Cerisiers, Côtes-de-Bordeaux, Francs 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...
    £15.50 per bottle
  35. Ch Bel Air, Bordeaux Supériuer
    Château Bel Air, Bordeaux Supérieur 2014
    Merlot 12.5% 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
  36. Two in the Bush Merlot/Cab, S Australia
    Two in the Bush Merlot/Cabernet, Bird in Hand, Adelaide Hills 2016
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Australia > South Australia
    A complex aroma of blackcurrant, plum and rhubarb and a soft round palate, oozing chocolate and...
    £13.20 per bottle
  37. 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...
    £18.95 per bottle
  38. Vieux-Chateau-Certan, Pomerol
    Vieux Château Certan, Pomerol 2011
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    The Caberent Franc is particularly fine. Extremely elegant and oozing finesse and freshness, this...
    £100.00 per bottle £150.00 per bottle
  39. Burrowing Owl Merlot, Okanawan Valley
    Burrowing Owl Merlot, Okanagan Valley 2013 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Rest of Americas > Canada
    Ripe and supple fruit, brambles, plums and cherries with spicy hints and soft, round tannins on the...
    £27.00 per bottle
  40. 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
  41. Ch Meyney, St-Estephe
    Château Meyney, Saint-Estèphe 2011
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
    A medium-bodied wine with fine tannins, plenty of dark chocolate and berry fruit, underscored by...
    £33.50 per bottle
  42. Château Moulin de Mallet, Bordeaux 2017
    Château Moulin de Mallet, Bordeaux 2017
    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...
    £9.60 per bottle
  43. Ch Puy-Blanquet, gr cru St-Emilion
    Château Puy-Blanquet, grand cru Saint-Emilion 2015
    Merlot 13.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > St-Emilion & Right Bank
    A delightful wine with intense fruit on the nose followed by lovely red cherry flavours on the...
    £18.95 per bottle
  44. Les Chênes de Macquin, Saint-Emilion 2014
    Les Chênes de Macquin, Saint-Emilion 2014
    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
  45. Château Montlandrie, Castillon - Côtes de Bordeaux 2014
    Château Montlandrie, Castillon - Côtes de Bordeaux 2014
    Merlot 14.5% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    A delicious wine, well made with concentration and class. Rich, ripe and supple it has the added...
    £25.00 per bottle
  46. Ch Montaiguillon, Montagne-St-Emilion
    Château Montaiguillon, Montagne-Saint-Emilion 2015
    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...
    £16.20 per bottle
  47. Ch La Prade, Bordeaux Cotes-de-Francs
    Château La Prade, Bordeaux Côtes-de-Francs 2012
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    Bordeaux > Bordeaux & Côtes
    Produced by Nicolas Thienpont, this is mainly Merlot. Lovely ripe, plummy fruit is backed by ripe...
    £18.70 per bottle
  48. 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...
    £3.80 per bottle

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