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…

Antinori 2015 Il Bruciato 750ml

$40.95

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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Domaine De l'Arjolle 2015 Merlot Cabernet 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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Red Diamond 2012 Merlot 750ml

$20.78

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 11/13/14 Merlot 750ml

$130.34

(from Loess and Mill Creek Upland): Bright ruby-red. Deep, liqueur-like griotte cherry, wild herb and licorice aromas lifted by a slightly high-toned floral element. A lushly fruity, fine-grained fruit bomb on the palate, gaining creaminess with time in...

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Lunessence 2015 Merlot 750ml

$28.61

This is a big voluptuous Merlot, with aromas of blueberry and black cherry. On the palate, there is black cherry, black currant, plums and figures. 91 (points).-- John Schreiner, Dec 2015

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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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Leonetti 2015 Merlot 750ml

$139.04

Winemaker's Note: As pure and linear an expression of Walla Walla Merlot that you might imagine. Simply gorgeous red and black fruits, especially blueberries, raspberries, and hints of dried apricot. The mouth feel is so wonderfully plush,...

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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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Blasted Church Merlot Cabernet 750ml

$34.70

Tasting Notes: Our 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot blend has a bouquet of blackberry and dark plums with toasted cedar notes and a hint of tomato leaf and black pepper. Luscious blackberry and plums shine through on the palate with...

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Burrowing Owl 2015 Merlot 750ml

$39.91

This wine launches with a complex nose combining the fruitiness of ripe black cherry, black plum, blueberry and blackberry with interesting savoury notes. There is smoke, dark chocolate, pastry crust, bacon, cinnamon, vanilla and clove along with a...

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Heritage Road 2015 Merlot 750ml

$14.69

On the nose, aromas of raspberry with subtle notes of baking spice and vanilla. On the palate, ripe red berry and plum unite with balanced oak flavours of caramel and more vanilla. This wine is dry and has a slight sweetness that makes it pleasant to sip...

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