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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…

Hester Creek 2018 Cabernet/Merlot 750ml

$19.04

Enticing aromas of black currant, dark cherry, and light toast. The soft and pleasing palate has nicely rounded tannins, with bright plum, vanilla, and cedar notes. A fantastic wine for weeknight dinners or parties, pair with good friends and a NY...

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Tinhorn Creek 2017 Merlot 750ml

$25.49

Deep garnet red colour. Nose is a touch delicate in its youth, but shows a beautiful balance of fresh red berry fruit, preserved cherries and orange rind with clove. Palate is focused with spicy oak and grenadine up front. It then fills out the mid...

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Chateau Rousselle 2015 Bordeaux Cotes du Bourg 750ml

$32.09

85% Merlot and the remainder is Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Spicy with a peppery nose of plum, blackberry confit and minerals. The palate is fresh and well defined with mouth-filling cassis and chocolate with liquorice, mocha and...

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Chateau Teyssier 2012 St. Emilion 750ml

$21.65

The 2012 Chateau Teyssier is soft, supple and expressive. Sweet red cherry, plum, spice, mint and cinnamon all open up in the glass. Racy and beautifully layered in the glass, the 2012 is a great example of the forward, open-knit appeal of the year. As...

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Augey 2018 Bordeaux Red 750ml

$16.43

Augey Bordeaux Rouge is one of the best values to come out of the world's most famous wine region. Merlot comprises 75% of this blend, with the rest Cabernet Sauvignon. This creates a bright, juicy, and fresh wine with aromas and flavours of red berries...

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Wee Angus 2018 Merlot 750ml

$19.04

The winemaker intends his Angus to go well with any red meats. It's bold and full-flavoured and sure to go up against your best BBQ sauce and rich savoury dishes. Lots of ripe black fruits upfront and the Cabernet Sauvignon introduces some welcome...

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Lock & Worth 2019 Merlot 750ml

$26.25

“This year’s merlot is a radical departure from 2017, and I’m digging where this is at currently. This unfined and unfiltered merlot was planted in 1995 on a sandy 2 acre site on the Naramata Bench. Destemmed and with five days on the...

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Le Vieux Pin 2018 Petite Rouge 750ml

$26.00

This year’s blend consists mostly of Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon thanks to a gorgeously classic summer growing season with a balanced crop.  Cabernet Sauvignon, albeit in a smaller percentage as part of the blend, still makes its...

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Tenuta San Guido 2017 Guidalberto 750ml

$60.99

A blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, the 2017 Guidalberto appeals to the more informal side of sophisticated drinking. By that I mean it makes a great choice at lunch or for family dinners. Despite the accessibility and dense concentration of...

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Poplar Grove 2016 Merlot 750ml

$31.50

Deep ruby in colour, our 2014 vintage boasts an enticing bouquet of eucalyptus, Okanagan sage, and cherry. The twenty one months in 100% French oak lends a soft coffee and cocoa flavour profile to this wine. Velvety tannins and a round mid-palate allow...

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Epoque 2017 Bergerac Collection Terroir 750ml

$25.13

Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Nice cool black fruits with a mineral aspect on the nose. Density on the palate with soft and elegant tannins. Score - 92 Points -- Decanter World Wine Awards, 2018); Gold Medal -- Concours...

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Bodega Garzon Merlot Tannat 750ml

$24.26

Tannat is splashed with twenty percent merlot in this estate wine, one that has spent three-six months on lees in stainless steel. Antonini plays the plummy, plush chocolate merlot up against tannat's dusty, fine, graphite tannin that structure. As to be...

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Sette Ponti 2017 Oreno 750ml

$99.99

Gorgeous floral and deep, dark berry aromas with hints of spices such as cinnamon and hazelnuts. Full body and ultra-fine and strong tannins that are powerful yet so sleek and beautiful. Fantastic length and texture. Deep, dark and profound. Takes you on...

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