We know, we know… Merlot’s not 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 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 stock a huge range of Merlot at any one time, but rest assured, if it’s listed here, it survived the rigours of the Tasting Panel and stacks up.

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  • Bird in Hand Merlot 2016

    Full bodied Merlot packed with tightly packed blue and black fruits, tobacco, spice and fine tannins. Like a Cabernet that’s taken the edge off a bit. An absolute joy to drink and will no doubt age gracefully. Even fans of the film Sideways will love this...
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    Bird in Hand Merlot 2016

  • Leconfield Coonawarra Merlot 2017

    A beautifully complex drink this, one in a lineup of consistently outstanding Merlot. Yes, you read correctly, consistently outstanding Merlot. Straight face, honest! There’s chocolate and mint here, along with blackcurrants and plum, plenty of fine grained tannins and cedary oak – outstanding concentration of flavour. With a quick decant this is ready to go but will reward cellaring for 6-10...
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    Leconfield Coonawarra Merlot 2017

  • Richard Hamilton Lot 148 Merlot 2016

    A Merlot that’ll earn ‘Sideways’ glances for the right reasons. This edition has a particularly deep colour for Merlot, in the reddy black spectrum. Plenty of fruitcake and black n blue fruit notes here along with a waft of cinnamon and nutmeg. Supply slurpable and with a tannin finish that reminds you why red wine is the angry cousin. Fortunately he’s dressed for the dinner and not a...
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    Richard Hamilton Lot 148 Merlot 2016


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