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Merlot

Merlot is a contented, approachable lady, who has a fuller figure and wears it well. An established woman-of-the-world, she can be seen relaxing in California, Chile and elsewhere where she reveals her fruity side. She has a long-term, on-off partner, Cabernet Sauvignon, who can be a little uptight on his own, but they have a special bond and Merlot knows how to handle him. Cabernet often joins Merlot on her travels, but their relationship seems to blossom particularly well in their homeland, Bordeaux, where Cabernet can wear his red corduroys in comfort and they can catch up with their blend-friends, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Carménère.

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  • Boer & Brit The General South African Red Wine 2014

    Boer & Brit The General 2014

    £12.50

    £12.50

    An unorthodox Bordeaux blend, minus the Cabernet Sauvignon. This generous, full bodied red wine has been produced using ...
  • Carta Vieja Merlot Red Wine Chile

    Carta Vieja Merlot 2015

    £7.00

    £7.00

    Another major minor-miracle in the Oddbins wine range and a regular member of our bestsellers list, this is a red that k...
  • Château Capbern Gasqueton Saint-Estèphe 2012 France Bordeaux Red Wine

    Chateau Capbern Gasqueton Saint-Estephe 2012

    £23.00

    £23.00

    The marvellous thing about good Saint-Estephe is the flood of minerality that can streak through it and the ample black ...
  • Chateau Carignan Cadillac 2009 Red Wine

    Chateau Carignan Cadillac 2012

    £15.00

    £15.00

    They might seem a fairly austere, old-fashioned lot, but Bordelais(es) tick with hidden passion. On the outside they ...
  • Chateau de L'Abbaye Haut Medoc Red Wine

    Chateau de L'Abbaye Haut Medoc 2013

    £12.00

    £12.00

    The head Abbot of Haut-Medoc was utterly fed up. The vow of silence and bowl hair cuts was getting very tedious. He had ...
  • Chateau de Ricaud Cadillac Red Wine

    Chateau de Ricaud Cadillac 2012

    £14.00

    £14.00

    The Cadillac luxury car became so popular in America that the term 'The Cadillac of...' meant the best thing in that cat...
  • Château Guilhem Prestige AOC Malepère Red Wine

    Chateau Guilhem Prestige AOC Malepere Red 2014

    £12.00

    £12.00

    We love Hannah Leadbeater. Upon being asked to write a tasting note for the wine that she discovered and fell in love...
  • Château Haut Courneau Graves Red Wine France

    Chateau Haut Courneau Graves 2015

    £11.50

    £11.50

    With a beautiful garnet robe and appealing aromatic aromas, it follows up on the palate expressive red fruits (strawb...
  • Chateau Jalousie 2015 - Half Bottle - 375ml

    Chateau Jalousie 2015 - Half Bottle - 375ml

    £6.50

    £6.50

    Chateau Jalousie have just gone straight to the to the top of our popularity list for lightening up our day with the fol...
  • Chateau La Garde Pessac 2007 - Magnum

    Chateau La Garde Pessac 2007 - Magnum

    £55.00

    £55.00

    This red wine has the musician Tom Waits written all over it. Apparently, some of his instruments enjoy a nice claret (S...
  • Château La Garde 2005

    Chateau La Garde Pessac Leognan 2008

    £30.00

    £30.00

    So beautiful is this wine, that grown men and women have been known to drop to their knees and weep, not quite knowin...
  • Chateau Lafleur de Haute Serre Cahors

    Chateau Lafleur de Haute Serre-Cahors 2015

    £13.75

    £13.75

    Chateau Lafleur de Haute-Serre is gives such pleasure to the consumer, much like a fine novel it is a wine that you want...
  • Château Les Nauds Red Wine

    Chateau Les Nauds 2015

    £8.75

    £8.75

    Oh spare us the "better when it was rough-and-ready" nostalgia. We remember city centres where, once upon a time, it ...
  • Château Les Roches Gaby 2012 French Red Wine

    Chateau Les Roches Gaby 2012

    Now £15.30

    Was £17.00

    £15.30

    Think of how you met your best friends. What were the common interests which still provide the invisible glue that bo...
  • Château Pey La Tour Réserve 2008 - Magnum Red Wine

    Chateau Pey La Tour Reserve 2011 - Magnum

    £26.50

    £26.50

    This is one for Tony. No not Tony Montana. Nooo, not Tony Benn. Tony Robinson! Time Team Tony! Yes this one hails from a...
  • Chateau Peyrabon Haut-Medoc Red Wine

    Chateau Peyrabon Haut-Medoc 2002

    £18.50

    £18.50

    A bit like Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson during his WWE days - a big, round and powerful palate with plenty of grip. But you...
  • Château Plaisance-Branne Montagne-Saint-Emilion 2011

    Chateau Plaisance-Branne Montagne-Saint-Emilion 2015

    £12.50

    £12.50

    'Plaisance' means 'pleasure' in English, and boy, is that a fitting name for this Bordeaux beauty. Smooth as silk, wi...
  • Château Sissan Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux 2015

    Chateau Sissan Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux 2015

    £10.00

    £10.00

    Don't just reserve your decanter for special occasions; nearly all wines will benefit from the special treatment. How...
  • Château Teyssier Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2013

    Chateau Teyssier Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2013

    £29.00

    £29.00

    Jonathan Maltus is the established maverick of Bordeaux - the novice Englishman who turned up at Chateau Teyssier in the...
  • Chatons du Cèdre 2014 (Red Wine)

    Chatons du Cedre 2014

    £10.75

    £10.75

    Winemaker Pascal Leon Verhaeghe is a man who fell back in love with wine, after inheriting his family's mixed-culture...
  • Couleur De Rouge Red Wine

    Couleur De Rouge 2015

    £7.00

    £7.00

    Claudia Serra is a specialist in the Languedoc region and produces some exceptional wines at Vignerons. All of the fruit...
  • Ventus Red Wine 2014

    Del Fin Del Mundo Ventus Red 2016

    £10.00

    £10.00

    The sound of splitting timber and crashing rock. The terrifying din of screaming animals. Such was the apocalyptic ca...
  • Diane de Belgrave Haut-Médoc 2011

    Diane de Belgrave Haut-Medoc 2011

    £19.00

    £19.00

    A classic Bordeaux from fifth growth Chateau Belgrave in Haut-Medoc. A wine of depth, class and smoothness that reall...
  • Dig This! Shiraz Merlot 2016

    Dig This! Shiraz Merlot 2016

    £7.50

    £7.50

    There were so many pirates at one point in the seas around the Cape that the nearby land became infested with escaped...
  • Fleur du Thénac Rouge

    Fleur du Thenac Rouge 2012

    £16.00

    £16.00

    Weirdly Thenac is famous for the Lascaux Caves (faded graffiti of fat horses), truffles (a fungus that is a favourite sn...
  • Footprint Merlot 2016 Red Wine

    Footprint 'The Long Walk' Merlot 2016

    £8.50

    £8.50

    It's not the most conventional way of employing an expert winemaker, but when Naas used his glue-filled boot to catch...
  • Frog's Leap Merlot 2013

    Frog's Leap Merlot 2013

    £34.00

    £34.00

    Merlot is sometimes prone to sulking. John Williams of Frog's Leap vineyards knows the secret to bringing her back to th...
  • La Girouette Merlot Languedoc Red Wine

    La Girouette Merlot 2015

    £7.75

    £7.75

    The La Girouette Merlot is a well balanced, smooth red wine from the E.I Wines selection. It has notes of soft and jammy...
  • Le Bouquet de nos Vignes Rouge Red Wine

    Le Bouquet de nos Vignes Rouge 2016

    £7.75

    £7.75

    Marianne le Petale was, without question, the most beautiful girl in La Vicomte. There was no doubt. Once she turned ...
  • Man O' War

    Man O' War Cabernet Franc/Merlot/Malbec 2011

    £19.00

    £19.00

    Waiheke Island, off the coast of Auckland, has some of New Zealand’s most northerly wineries. You’d think...
  • Marvelous Blue 2015 Red Wine

    Marvelous Blue 2015

    £9.75

    £9.75

    A saxophone in a lonely back street. An early morning trumpet fanfare. A piano tinkling in a shadowy bar. There's som...
  • Message in a Bottle Red Wine By Sting

    Message in a Bottle 2013

    £16.00

    £16.00

    A wine made in Tuscany that comes from the estate owned by musician sting and producer Trudie Styler. The nos...
  • Miles Mossup 'Max'

    Miles Mossop 'Max' Bordeaux Blend 2014

    £20.00

    £20.00

    You know how Bordeaux is a bit tweed jacket, red trousers, brogues and hunting? Maybe that's a little unfair, but it...
  • Noctua Ensamblaje 2014 Red Wine

    Noctua Ensamblaje 2014

    £10.00

    £10.00

    Some years ago, little could be seen of the Quinta de Aves vineyards. The vines were hidden under tumbling weeds. Aba...
  • Paul Roos Die Filantroop 2015 South Africa Red Wine

    Paul Roos Die Filantroop 2015

    £18.00

    £18.00

    Some people feel power from bending others to their will. Not Gus. For Gus, it's all about empowering individuals to ...
  • Pora Py'a de Chile Merlot

    Pora Py'a de Chile Merlot 2015

    Now £6.98

    Was £7.75

    £6.98

    If it were a lonely hearts ad, we think Pora Py'a's Merlot would read something like this: I'm a young charmer with a bi...
  • Ridge Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

    Ridge Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

    £140.00

    £140.00

    Now we don't want to start a bar room brawl and we are massive fans of French wine, but the British do love an underd...
  • Tannu Rosso Di Sicilia IGT Italian Wine

    Tannu Rosso Di Sicilia 2014

    £9.50

    £9.50

    This red is almost Tardis-like in its ability to transport its owner between worlds. Mercifully, unlike the Tardis, i...
  • Terra Noble Merlot Red Wine

    Terra Noble Merlot 2015

    Now £7.00

    Was £7.50

    £7.00

    It's already been a long day. Crawling through the strata of humanity, its voices buzzing through the electric wires, er...
  • Valentini Monteregio Rosso 2013

    Valentini Monteregio Rosso 2013

    £14.25

    £14.25

    In southwest Tuscany there is a teensy-weensy wine-producing region called Maremma, where lies the ancient castle of Mon...
  • Wild Rock Hawkes Bay Red 2014 Red Wine

    Wild Rock Hawkes Bay Red 2014

    £15.50

    £15.50

    It all started when Captain James Cook and Sir Joseph Banks were given a "secret mission" by the British government t...
  • World's End Little Sister 2010

    World's End Little Sister 2010

    £49.00

    £49.00

    If Jonathan Maltus made Merlot, it would probably be the best Merlot in the world. Oh, wait, he does... and some peop...