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.

 

Bistrot Chic Merlot Cabernet Syrah, Vin de Pays, France
Bistrot Chic
Bistrot Chic Merlot Cabernet Syrah
Bistrot Chic Merlot Cabernet Syrah, Vin de Pays, France  40% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Syrah  A powerful, complex wine, combining notes of ripe fruits (blackberry, cassis), marmalade notes with roast aromas (mocha) and vanilla...
£8.80
Radburnd Cellars Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, 2018
Radburnd
Radburnd Cellars Hawkes Bay Merlot Cabernet 2018
Radburnd Cellars Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, 2018  70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon from free-draining sites, matured for 21 months in new and seasoned French oak barriques. An elegant Merlot Cabernet blend which...
£44.00
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1883 AOC Bordeaux Rouge 2019
1883
1883 AOC Bordeaux Rouge 2019
1883 AOC Bordeaux Rouge, France, 2019        Grape: 100% Merlot, no added sulphites A wine without added sulphur, crafted using the methods of yesteryear, yet resolutely contemporary, authentic and based on environmentally friendly...
£12.99
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Baccolo Rosso, Cielo, Veneto, Italy, 2019
Cielo
Baccolo Rosso Cielo 2019
Baccolo Rosso, Cielo, Veneto, Italy, 2019    This wine is produced from partially dried grapes, similar to Amarone. Its blend of Corvina and Merlot offer vibrant, luscious red fruit, a gamey character and long finish. 
£10.49
Bellefontaine Merlot, France, 2020
Bellefontaine
Bellefontaine Merlot 2020
Bellefontaine Merlot, Pays d'Oc, France, 2020    Not your thin, lightweight Merlot but rich, vibrant and very more-ish. Typical full-on red berry fruit on the nose (typical of Merlot) which leads through to a rich, vibrant and aromatic palate...
£8.49
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...
£5.25
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...
£12.70
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
Château Moulin de Mallet, Pujols, Bordeaux, France, 2019
Chateau Moulin de Mallet
Chateau Moulin de Mallet 2019
Château Moulin de Mallet, Pujols, Bordeaux, France, 2019 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc  A beautiful, purple hue with ruby tints robes this distinctive wine, a classic blend of mainly Merlot with Cabernet Franc. Delicate, lingering...
£10.00
Chateau Ste. Michelle Columbia Valley Merlot, Washington, USA, 2016
Chateau Ste Michelle
Chateau Ste Michelle Columbia Valley Merlot 2016
Chateau Ste. Michelle Columbia Valley Merlot, Washington, USA, 2016  80% Merlot, 13% Syrah, 2% Mourvedre, 1% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec, 1% Grenache, 1% Pinot Noir aged 18 months in French and American oak, 33% new...
£19.99
Clos Malverne Merlot 2017, Devon Valley, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Clos Malverne
Clos Malverne Merlot 2017
Clos Malverne Merlot 2017, Devon Valley, Stellenbosch, South Africa  100% Merlot hand harvested with 12 months in oak.  A classic style, fruity and elegant tannins. Complex with a long mouth feel. This Merlot shouts red fruit on the...
£12.99
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Duckhorn Vineyard Napa Valley Merlot, California, USA 2017
Duckhorn
Duckhorn Vineyard Napa Valley Merlot 2017
Duckhorn Vineyard Napa Valley Merlot, California, USA 2017  80% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2.5% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot, 0.5% Malbec with 15 months in French oak 40% new.  The 2017 growing season yielded a beautifully...
£57.00
El Chivo Merlot, Valle Central, Chile 2020
El Chivo
El Chivo Merlot 2020
El Chivo Merlot, Valle Central, Chile 2020  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, blackcurrants and small red berry jam...
£7.99
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...
£7.49
Ladera Verde 187ml Merlot
Luis 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...
£2.25
Ladera Verde Merlot, Valle Central, Chile, 2021
Luis Felipe Edwards
Ladera Verde Merlot 2021
Ladera Verde Merlot, Valle Central, Chile, 2021       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...
£6.95
Ladera Verde Merlot, Valle Central, Chile, Half Bottle, 2020
Luis Felipe Edwards
Ladera Verde Merlot Half Bottle 2020
Ladera Verde Merlot, Valle Central, Chile, Half Bottle, 2020  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...
£4.00
Las Condes Merlot 2019, Maipo Region, Valley Central, Chile
Las Condes
Las Condes Merlot 2019
Las Condes Merlot 2019, 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 bodied,...
£7.99
Las Condes Merlot 2020, Maipo Region, Valley Central, Chile
Las Condes
Las Condes Merlot 2020
Las Condes Merlot 2020, 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 bodied,...
£7.99
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...
£8.85
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Los Caminos Merlot, Colchagua Valley, Chile, 2018
Los Caminos
Los Caminos Merlot 2018
Los Caminos Merlot, Colchagua Valley, Chile, 2018  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...
£10.25
Los Caminos Merlot, Colchagua Valley, Chile, 2019
Los Caminos
Los Caminos Merlot 2019
Los Caminos Merlot, Colchagua Valley, Chile, 2019    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...
£10.25
Los Tres Curas Merlot 2020
Los Tres Curas
Los Tres Curas Merlot 2020
Los Tres Curas Merlot, Valle Central, Chile, 2020 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, a...
£7.99
Louis Eschenauer Merlot, Pays D'Oc IGP, France, 2020
Louis Eschenauer
Louis Eschenauer Merlot 2020
Louis Eschenauer Merlot, Pays D'Oc IGP, France, 2020  100% Merlot  Louis Eschenauer Merlot is made with Merlot harvested in the South of France. It has expressive aromas of red berries, like cherry and raspberry, and also blackcurrant...
£7.49
Marcel Martin Merlot Cuvée Mademoiselle, Pays D'oc, France 2019
Marcel Martin
Marcel Martin Merlot 2019
Marcel Martin Merlot Cuvée Mademoiselle, IGP Pays D'oc, France, 2019  Grape variety, 100% Merlot  Intense aromas of red fruits, this is a very harmonious wine, powerful and slightly spicy with notes of ripe fruit, round...
£7.49
Marcel Martin Merlot Cuvée Mademoiselle, Pays D'oc, France 2020
Marcel Martin
Marcel Martin Merlot 2020
Marcel Martin Merlot Cuvée Mademoiselle, Pays D'oc, France, 2020    Grape variety, 100% Merlot  Intense aromas of red fruits, this is a very harmonious wine, powerful and slightly spicy with notes of ripe fruit,...
£7.49
Meerlust Merlot 2017
Meerlust Estate
Meerlust Merlot 2017
Meerlust Merlot, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2017    87.5% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, 4.5% Petit Verdot, hand picked from 27 year old vines, matured in 54% new Nevers French oak, 46% second fill Nevers for 17 months before...
£23.50
Monsieur Paradis Merlot, Pays D'oc, Languedoc, France
Monsieur Paradis
Monsieur Paradis Merlot
Monsieur Paradis Merlot, Pays D'oc, Languedoc, France  100% Merlot unoaked Full of bramble fruits with a little bit of bite on the finish, nice and lush and very easy drinking.  Perfect to serve with white meats, poultry, grilled...
£7.49
Pato Torrente Merlot, Central Valley, Chile, 2021
Luis Felipe Edwards
Pato Torrente Merlot 2021
Pato Torrente Merlot, Central Valley, Chile, 2021      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...
£6.95
Santa Lucia Merlot Special Release, Valle Central, Chile 2020
Santa Lucia
Santa Lucia Merlot 2020
Santa Lucia Merlot Special Release, Valle Central, Chile 2020  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, blackcurrants...
£7.25
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Vicuna Merlot 2020
Vicuna
Vicuna Merlot 2020
Vicuna Chilean Merlot, Central Valley, Chile, 2020 90% Merlot and 10% Alicante Bouschet (Tintorera) with 3 months of American and French oak aging.  Intense ruby red in colour. Sweet aromas of black plum, blackberry, blueberry and maraschino...
£6.95
Vicuna Merlot, Chile, 2021
Vicuna
Vicuna Merlot 2021
Vicuna Chilean Merlot, Central Valley, Chile, 2021   90% Merlot and 10% Alicante Bouschet (Tintorera) with 3 months of American and French oak aging.  Intense ruby red in colour. Sweet aromas of black plum, blackberry, blueberry and...
£6.95
Vin du Marché Merlot, Languedoc Roussillon, France, 2019
Vin Du Marche
Vin du Marche Merlot 2019
Vin du Marché Merlot, Languedoc Roussillon, France, 2019  100% Merlot.   Dark ruby coloured with purple hints. The nose is fresh, fruity and ripe, showing raspberry and plums. The palate is medium-bodied, supple and easy...
£8.99
Vinecrafter Merlot, Western Cape, South Africa, 2021
Vinecrafter
Vinecrafter Merlot 2021
Vinecrafter Merlot, Western Cape, South Africa, 2021  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