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Merlot Wines

We know, we know… Merlot wines aren't cool… after it copped a spraying in Hollywood in the noughties, it’s been seemingly unpopular… but among Aussie punters it has remained one of Australia’s favourite red varieties… if it’s been a while between Merlots for you, maybe you should give it a try again. The thing is, Merlot wine is very closely related to Cabernet Sauvignon, and if you can find a winery/winemaker that is prepared to treat it with the same reverence that Cabernet seems to get, then you’ll likely find yourself a tremendously good drop… and because it doesn’t have “Cabernet” printed on the label, you might find it a little cheaper than it’s more popular sibling… we don’t tend to ...

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  1. Chateau Bernot Bordeaux 2018
    Special Price $35.00 Regular Price $38.00
    In theory an entry level Bordeaux, this actually drinks like a vastly more expensive wine. The depth of fruit, effortless fleshiness and fruit weight of the palate and seamless glide into a bed of fine tannins marks this as a wine of class and style. Red fruits, back fruits, spice, cedar and minerality are all on the go here. Grab a few bottles to try, we suspect you’ll be back for more. Learn More
  2. Leconfield Coonawarra Merlot 2020
    Special Price $26.00 Regular Price $28.00
    The Leconfield Coonawarra Merlot is widely considered to be among the top handful produced in Australia. The 2020 vintage has an exceptional framework of acidity and fine tannin within which it is currently hoarding plenty of ripe plums, violet and tomato leaf. Allow the wine to breathe and they will be shared with you in abundance. Learn More
  3. Watkins Langhorne Creek Wavemaker Merlot 2021
    Special Price $18.00 Regular Price $26.00
    We make a lot of sh1t Merlot here in Australia, so it such a pleasure to have a really good one on board! There’s an opulence of Plums here shot through with Cabernet-like greenery. Fruit flavours, intensity and the length of this one are all excellent. Learn More

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