Merlot

The most widely planted grape in Bordeaux and a grape that has been on a relentless expansion drive throughout the world in the last decade. Merlot is adaptable to most soils and is relatively simple to cultivate. It is a vigorous naturally high yielding grape that requires savage pruning - over-cropped Merlot-based wines are dilute and bland. It is also vital to pick at optimum ripeness as Merlot can quickly lose its varietal characteristics if harvested overripe.

In St.Emilion and Pomerol it withstands the moist clay rich soils far better than Cabernet grapes, and at it best produces opulently rich, plummy clarets with succulent fruitcake-like nuances. Le Pin, Pétrus and Clinet are examples of hedonistically rich Merlot wines at their very best. It also plays a key supporting role in filling out the middle palate of the Cabernet-dominated wines of the Médoc and Graves.

Merlot is now grown in virtually all wine growing countries and is particularly successful in California, Chile and Northern Italy.

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Ch. Plantey Canteloup, Merlot, Dry, Drink now, Rose, 13.5 % alc.

Bottle £8.00

Vina Dona Javiera, Merlot, Dry, Drink now, Red, 13.5 % alc.
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Bottle £8.95

Case price (12) £96.60

Case saving £10.80

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Bottle 12 x 75cl

914cs

£55.92

Chateau Clinet, Merlot, Dry, Ready, but will keep, Red, 13.0 % alc.

Bottle £12.00

Case price (12) £129.60

Case saving £14.40

Bottle 12 x 75cl

102cs

£83.40

Chateau du Pavillon, Merlot, Dry, Ready, but will keep, Red, 14.0 % alc.
Chateau Simard, Merlot, Dry, Ready, but will keep, Red, 14.0 % alc.

Bottle £19.95

Case price (12) £215.40

Case saving £24.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl

36cs

£154.92

Chateau Feytit Clinet, Merlot, Dry, Ready, but will keep, Red, 14.0 % alc.

Bottle £19.95

Case price (12) £216.72

Case saving £22.68

Bottle 12 x 75cl

18cs

£156.00

Alpamanta Estate, Merlot, Dry, Drink now, Red, 14.0 % alc.

Bottle £19.95

Case price (12) £215.40

Case saving £24.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl

15cs

£154.92

Chateau Corbin, Merlot, Dry, Ready, but will improve, Red, 14.5 % alc.

Bottle £26.00

Bottle £25.00

Case price (12) £259.92

Case saving £40.08

Bottle 12 x 75cl

13cs

£192.00

Chateau La Fleur Gazin, Merlot, Dry, For laying down, Red, 14.0 % alc.

Bottle £28.00

Case price (12) £295.92

Case saving £40.08

Bottle 12 x 75cl

6cs

£222.00

Frog's Leap, Merlot, Dry, Ready, but will keep, Red, 13.0 % alc.

Bottle £31.75

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