Merlot

Seen the film ‘Sideways’? Well, given the ubiquitous nature of Merlot, it perhaps wasn’t a surprise one of the main characters had taken against it so. Watch the movie and you’ll see. Anyway, back to the grape. Merlot can produce gloriously plummy and fragrant wines and is found in the great wines of Bordeaux such as Pomerol. This is its most prestigious home, but you’ll find Merlot all over the world and it can vary enormously in quality … which brings us back to Sideways…

Cape Heights 2014 Merlot 750ml

$15.56

Winemaker's Notes:Attractively soft, creamy, chocolately nose and a palate bathed in dusky spice. Lush, ripe and deep in hue this is plump and sensuous Merlot with flavours of hedgerow fruits and a fine, gently leafy finish.In the wineryAs we look for...

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Domaine De l'Arjolle 2012 Cabernet Merlot 750ml

$27.74

Claret-like Languedoc red that is deliciously fruity and easy to drink. Louis-Marie Teisserenc took over the family estate in the late 1970s and very quickly decided to re-build, removing low quality, mass production varieties and replacing them. An...

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Bottero di Cello Veneto Rosso 1.0L

$14.26

Bright red colour. On the nose an intense bouquet of small berries, dried cherries and herbs. Soft and round on the palate, with fresh acidity and light tannins. Long and pleasant finish. Ideal with classic Italian foods (pasta, pizza et al.) but can...

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Antinori 2015 Il Bruciato 750ml

$42.52

The nose shows intense aromas of red berry fruit of excellent expressiveness and focus which are followed by lovely notes of sweet spices. On the palate, the wine is balanced and harmonious and of exceptional overall drinking pleasure.

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La Frenz 2015 Merlot 750ml

$30.34

Our 2015 Merlot is plush wine with a ripe fruit sweetness that gives way to a big, weighty mid-palate and a generous, lengthy finish. This wine is highly aromatic with enticing notes of ripe berries and plums laced with vanilla bean. On the palate,...

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Red Diamond 2012 Merlot 750ml

$19.91

Eastern Washington State’s arid climate is a world-class location for growing stylish, concentrated, fruit-forward wines. Cooler harvest time temperatures in Washington allow for more structured reds and crisper whites. Our Washington Merlot opens...

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Cousino Macul 2013 Antiguas Reserva Merlot 750ml

$23.39

Made in limited quantities from the finest Merlot grapes, this wine has a deep purple colour and a fresh bouquet of black fruit (plums & blueberries), with subtle notes of violets and aniseed and a gentle toasted note from the wood. The wine is...

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Leonetti 11/14 Merlot 750ml

$130.34

"Coming from the estate Loess, Seven Hills and Mill Creek Upland vineyards in Walla Walla, the 2011 Merlot is a superb, plush and yet gorgeously elegant and detailed effort that boasts knockout aromatics of spring flowers, black cherry, plum, licorice...

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Beringer 2015 Main & Vine Merlot 750ml

$14.70

Ripe plum and currant flavors are immediately evident in its aromas and flavors. A sweet, toasty note of oak rounds out the blend and gives the wine a nice body and mouthfeel. Approachable and delicious from the first sip, this wine is an...

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Cesari 2015 Adesso Merlot 750ml

$14.69

Simple and straightforward, this Merlot is a great bistro wine that you can enjoy at home with friends. On the nose, dark plum and blueberry aromas. On the palate, red berry, good acidity, smooth tannins, and a slender texture combine for a...

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Santa Carolina 2015 Reserva Merlot 750ml

$14.70

Santa Carolina is one of our favourite Chilean producers that know how to offer great value in a bottle. They also make perfect BBQ wines! From the Colchagua Valley, these grapes are from the Miraflores area, where diurnal temperature shifts and dry...

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Pahlmeyer 2013/2014 Merlot Napa 750ml

$165.13

"The 2013 Merlot is dark, powerful and also quite tannic, all signatures of the vintage. Black cherry, mocha, graphite, plum, smoke, licorice and menthol are bold and intense in the glass, but the 2013 is only showing a hint of its potential. Far from an...

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Sacred Hill 2014 Hawkes Bay Cabernet Merlot 750ml

$22.52

TIP: When this product is eligible for special 2-For pricing, just select "Buy in bulk" above and SAVE $3.52 PER BOTTLE!VINTAGE SUMMARYSpring and early summer were very warm and dry, although slightly more windy than usual. These conditions provided...

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Antinori 2012 Guado Al Tasso Cont'Ugo 750ml

$69.47

Winemaker's Notes: The nose of the wine shows intense notes of plums, cherries, and raspberries in addition to wild berry fruit and spices. The palate is distinguished by its roundness and amplitude. A wine of great drinking pleasure and depth,...

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Perdeberg 2015 Merlot 750ml

$23.39

Deep purple red colour. Intense flavours of dark berry, spices and plum on the nose. Soft ripe tannins on the palate with a smooth long finish. Well balanced. --Winemaker

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