Merlot

Merlot. The name Merlot is thought to come from merle, the French name for blackbird, and is probably a reference to the colour of the grape.  Merlot is one of the primary grapes used in Bordeaux wine, and it is the most widely planted grape in the Bordeaux region. It’s also one of the most popular red wine varietals around the world.
Merlot is made across the globe, and comes in two main styles. The "International style" favoured by many New World wine regions tends to emphasis late harvesting to gain ripeness and produce full bodied inky, purple coloured wines high in alcohol and filled with  lush, velvety tannins and intense, plum and blackberry fruit.
The traditional "Bordeaux style" of Merlot involves earlier harvesting Merlot to maintain acidity and produce a more medium-bodied wines with moderate alcohol levels and fresh, red fruit flavours.

 

Baron Philippe de Rothschild Merlot 2016
Baron Philippe de Rothschild
Baron Philippe de Rothschild Merlot 2016
Baron Philippe de Rothschild Merlot 2016, Languedoc, France    Grape variety, 100% Merlot  Ruby red in colour, this wine displays a rounded, full and soft structure. Flavours of rich plum together with red and purple fruit especially...
£7.99
Bon Voyage Merlot Alcohol Free Wine
Bon Voyage
Bon Voyage Merlot Alcohol Free Wine
Bon Voyage Merlot Alcohol Free Wine  De-alcoholised Wine from France. For non drinkers or perhaps slimmers. It has about half the Calories of a typical Merlot and less than 0.5% alcohol. The palate is surprisingly wine like with some fruit...
£4.99
C J Pask Declaration Merlot 2007
Pask Winery
C J Pask Declaration Merlot 2007
C J Pask Declaration Merlot, Hawke's Bay, North Island, New Zealand,  2007  100% Merlot with 18 months in new oak. Dark garnet core, with aromas of plums & brambles, a touch of mocha & a spiced fruitcake character. Cedar & oak...
£16.00
Château Breillan, Haut Medoc, Bordeaux, France, 2016
Chateau Breillan
Chateau Breillan 2016
Château Breillan, Haut Medoc, Bordeaux, France, 2016  90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc unoaked.  Clad in a beautiful ruby red with deep purple tints, this 2016 offers an intense, fresh bouquet with a hint of spice, red fruits and...
£12.00
Chateau De Francs Les Cerisiers 2009
Chateau Francs Cerisers
Chateau De Francs Les Cerisiers 2009
Château De Francs - "Les Cerisiers" 2009 Owned by Dominique Hebrard (previously co-owner of Cheval Blanc) and Hubert de Bouard, owner of Chateau Angelus and oenologist.Situated at the eastern edge of the Gironde area. Deep purple colour. Fragrant,...
£18.00
Chateau L'Evangile 2001
Chateau L'Evangile
Chateau L'Evangile 2001
Château L'Evangile 2001, Pomerol, Bordeaux 79% Merlot and 21% Cabernet Franc   This powerful Pomerol has been under the control of the winemaking team from Lafite since 1990 and in recent years the quality has been excellent. Very...
£175.00
Chateau Levangile Pomerol 2006
Chateau Levangile
Chateau Levangile Pomerol 2006
Chateau Levangile Pomerol 2006  86% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc  Consistently one of the finest wines of Pomerol, the 12 hectare estate overlooks Cheval Blanc. The wine is made by the team from Chateau Lafite. Masses of rich plummy fruit and...
£149.00
Chateau Moulin de Mallet 2017
Chateau Moulin de Mallet
Chateau Moulin de Mallet 2017
Chateau Moulin de Mallet 2017, Pujols, Bordeaux, France     Grape variety, 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc.  A deep ruby red in colour. The expressive aromas show generous ripe berried fruit and a touch of...
£10.00
Chateau Pavie Macquin 1999
Chateau Pavie Macquin
Chateau Pavie Macquin 1999
Château Pavie Macquin St Emilion 1999  84% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon  Huge concentration of fruit, a superb wine that we highly recommend.
£93.00
Chateau Quinault L'Enclos 2009
Chateau Quinault L'Enclos
Chateau Quinault L'Enclos 2009
Château Quinault L'Enclos 2009  70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon  'Now owned by the proprietors of Cheval Blanc, the 2009 Quinault l'Enclos exhibits an opaque purple colour, notes of liquorice, incense,...
£34.95
La Vedette Merlot
La Vedette
La Vedette Merlot
La Vedette Merlot, Vin de Pays D'Oc, France  Grape variety, Merlot  An easy drinking, soft, velvety red, very fruity bouquet of red fruits, with flavours of soft plum and juicy berries. Silky smooth tannins and a long finish.  Ideal for...
£7.29
Ladera Verde 187ml Merlot
Louis Felipe Edwards
Ladera Verde 187ml Merlot
Ladera Verde 187ml Merlot (Quarter Bottle)  Buy this well respected Chilean Merlot in handy single serve 187ml quarter size bottles, ideal if you fancy just a quick glass at home or out and about. Medium bodied and smooth with cherry and plum...
£1.99
Ladera Verde Merlot, Valle Central, Chile, 2018
Louis Felipe Edwards
Ladera Verde Merlot 2018
Ladera Verde Merlot, Valle Central, Chile, 2018  Grape variety, Merlot with a splash of Carmenere and Tintorera.  This medium bodied red has aromas of blackberry, with hints of spice and bitter chocolate. Full of lovely plum and cherry fruit,...
£6.59
Las Condes Merlot 2017
Las Condes
Las Condes Merlot 2017
Las Condes Merlot 2017, Maipo Region, Valley Central, Chile  Grape variety, Merlot   Aromas of black fruit jams such as plum, blackberry, and blueberry, a touch of spice along with light toasted notes from the oak. On the palate full...
£7.49
Le Petit Balthazar Merlot, Rieux-Minervois, Southern France, 2018
Le Petit Balthazar
Le Petit Balthazar Merlot 2018
Le Petit Balthazar Merlot, Rieux-Minervois, Southern France, 2018  100% Merlot unoaked A juicy and fruit driven Merlot naturally lighter in alcohol. With a nose of blackcurrant, fresh blackberries and liquorice. Full, juicy and rounded...
£7.99
La Petit Balthazar Sauvignon Viognier 2018
Le Petit Balthazar
Le Petit Balthazar Sauvignon Viognier 2018
Le Petit Balthazar Sauvignon Viognier, Rieux-Minervois, Southern France 2018  50% Viognier & 50% Sauvignon blanc unoaked.  A cracking, lively and fruit driven dry Viognier Sauvignon Blanc, naturally lighter in alcohol. A pale yellow...
£7.99
Los Caminos Merlot, Colchagua Valley, Chile, 2017
Los Caminos
Los Caminos Merlot 2017
Los Caminos Merlot, Colchagua Valley, Chile, 2017  100% Merlot lightly oaked  This easy drinking, medium bodied, lightly oaked red wine is a distinguished and vibrantly fruity Merlot, Chile's most successful red varietal.  It is...
£9.59
Louis Eschenauer Merlot, Vin Pays D'Oc, France, 2018
Louis Eschenauer
Louis Eschenauer Merlot 2018
Louis Eschenauer Merlot, Vin Pays D'Oc, France, 2018  100% Merlot  Louis Eschenauer Merlot is from the South of France with expressive aromas of red berries, like cherry and raspberry, and also blackcurrant, showing rich brambly fruit and...
£7.49
Marcel Martin Merlot 2017
Marcel Martin
Marcel Martin Merlot 2017
Marcel Martin Merlot Cuvée Mademoiselle, Pays D'oc, France 2017     Grape variety, 100% Merlot    Intense aromas of red fruits, this is a very harmonious wine, powerful and slightly spicy with notes of ripe...
£7.29
Marcel Martin Merlot Cuvée Mademoiselle, Pays D'oc, France 2018
Marcel Martin
Marcel Martin Merlot 2018
Marcel Martin Merlot Cuvée Mademoiselle, Pays D'oc, France 2018   Grape variety, 100% Merlot    Intense aromas of red fruits, this is a very harmonious wine, powerful and slightly spicy with notes of ripe...
£7.29
Pato Torrente Merlot, Central Valley, Chile, 2018
Louis Felipe Edwards
Pato Torrente Merlot 2018
Pato Torrente Merlot, Central Valley, Chile, 2018  Grape variety, Merlot with a splash of Carmenere and Tintorera.  This unoaked fruity Merlot is packed full of ripe berries with a subtle hint of chocolate. Generously fruity with soft...
£6.59
Santa Lucia Merlot 2018
Santa Lucia
Santa Lucia Merlot 2018
Santa Lucia Merlot Special Release, Valle Central, Chile 2018   Grape variety, 100% Merlot   A lovely soft and smooth red wine with a highly intense purple red colour, with spicy notes and hints of cherries,...
£6.99
Still Bay Merlot 2017
Still Bay
Still Bay Merlot 2017
Still Bay Merlot, Western Cape, South Africa, 2017   100% Merlot Medium-bodied with dark, spicy, rich fruits on the palate, juicy tannins and a hint of oak on a lingering finish. Best enjoyed with light meat salads, pasta, pizza,...
£6.00
Vicuna Chilean Merlot 2017
Vicuna
Vicuna Chilean Merlot 2017
Vicuna Chilean Merlot 2017, Central Valley, Chile Grape variety, Merlot Bright plum aromas carry through to a palate that has soft and approachable rich berry flavours, bags of fruit flavour and a smooth finish. A delicious easy style wine ideal for...
£6.90
Vincent Bouquet Merlot 2017
Vincent Bouquet
Vincent Bouquet Merlot 2017
Vincent Bouquet Merlot IGP Pays d'Oc, Languedoc Roussillon, France 2017  Grape variety, 100% Merlot.   Dark ruby coloured with purple hints. The nose is fresh, fruity and ripe, showing raspberry and plums. The palate is...
£8.99
Vinecrafter Merlot 2018, Western Cape, South Africa
Vinecrafter
Vinecrafter Merlot 2018
Vinecrafter Merlot 2018, Western Cape, South Africa  100% Merlot with a touch of oak.  This generous Merlot is a ripe, fruity and voluptuous red with flavours of plums, mulberries and cedar wood. 
£7.99