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
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
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...
£12.80
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...
£10.25
Château Moulin de Mallet 2018, Pujols, Bordeaux, France
Chateau Moulin de Mallet
Chateau Moulin de Mallet 2018
Château Moulin de Mallet 2018, Pujols, Bordeaux, France  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,...
£10.25
Château Peyrabon,  Cru Bourgeois, Haut Medoc, Bordeaux France, 2014
Chateau Peyrabon
Chateau Peyrabon 2014
Château Peyrabon,  Cru Bourgeois, Haut Medoc, Bordeaux France, 2014  60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot "The 2014 Peyrabon has a ripe blueberry and...
£16.99
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
Duckhorn Vineyard Napa Valley Merlot, California, USA 2016
Duckhorn
Duckhorn Vineyard Napa Valley Merlot 2016
Duckhorn Vineyard Napa Valley Merlot, California, USA 2016  80% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2.5% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot, 0.5% Malbec with 15 months in French oak 40% new.  The 2016 growing season yielded a beautifully complex...
£57.00
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...
£2.20
Ladera Verde Merlot, Valle Central, Chile, 2019
Louis Felipe Edwards
Ladera Verde Merlot 2019
Ladera Verde Merlot, Valle Central, Chile, 2019   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...
£6.90
Ladera Verde Merlot, Valle Central, Chile, Half Bottle, 2019
Louis Felipe Edwards
Ladera Verde Merlot Half Bottle 2019
Ladera Verde Merlot, Valle Central, Chile, Half Bottle, 2019  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,...
£7.49
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...
£8.75
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
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
Louis Eschenauer Merlot, Vin Pays D'Oc, France, 2019
Louis Eschenauer
Louis Eschenauer Merlot 2019
Louis Eschenauer Merlot, Vin Pays D'Oc, France, 2019  100% Merlot  Louis Eschenauer Merlot is with Merlot harvested in the South of France. It has expressive aromas of red berries, like cherry and raspberry, and also blackcurrant. Showing...
£7.49
Marcel Martin Merlot Cuvée Mademoiselle, Pays D'oc, France 2019
Marcel Martin
Marcel Martin Merlot 2019
Marcel Martin Merlot Cuvée Mademoiselle, 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 and...
£7.29
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
Monte Verde Merlot
Monte Verde
Monte Verde Merlot
Monte Verde Merlot  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. A round and pleasing palate with a fine...
£5.99
Pato Torrente Merlot, Central Valley, Chile, 2019
Louis Felipe Edwards
Pato Torrente Merlot 2019
Pato Torrente Merlot, Central Valley, Chile, 2019  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...
£6.90
Santa Lucia Merlot Special Release, Valle Central, Chile 2019
Santa Lucia
Santa Lucia Merlot 2019
Santa Lucia Merlot Special Release, Valle Central, Chile 2019  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...
£6.99
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
Vicuna Chilean Merlot 2019, Central Valley, Chile
Vicuna
Vicuna Merlot 2019
Vicuna Chilean Merlot 2019, Central Valley, Chile  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...
£6.90
Vin du Marché Merlot, Languedoc Roussillon, France, 2018
Vin Du Marche
Vin du Marche Merlot 2018
Vin du Marché Merlot, Languedoc Roussillon, France, 2018  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 2019, Western Cape, South Africa
Vinecrafter
Vinecrafter Merlot 2019
Vinecrafter Merlot 2019, 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