Merlot

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  • Excelsior Merlot South Africa

    Merlot is back in favour! Rich, juicy Merlot from a favourite Estate of ours. Much recommended by Real Wine Co customers.
    45% of the blend was aged in french and american oak barrels for six months. The wine is exceptionally concentrated and fruity.

    grape typeMerlot
    wine styleSoft & Smooth Reds
    countrySouth Africa
    vintage2018
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv14%+

    £8.99

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  • Abbotts & Delaunay Merlot

    Lovely soft Merlot from the south of France yet with firm structure making it equally good on its own or with food. Has good spice and might be mistaken for a claret if served blind!

    Drink now to 2022

    grape typeMerlot
    wine styleRich & Fruity Reds
    countryFrance
    vintage2017
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv13-13.5%

    Regular Price: £9.50
    Special Price: £8.99

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  • Château Lamothe-Vincent Bordeaux Merlot

    The classic Bordeaux blend, of course, is Cabernet/Merlot, and here we have a classic indeed. Merlot dominated, soft but very well-structured fruit. A clutch of Gold Medals again!
    Drink now to 2022.

    grape typeMerlot
    wine styleUnoaked Reds
    countryFrance
    vintage2017
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv13-13.5%

    £9.99

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  • Abbotts & Delaunay Corbieres

    A blend of Grenache and Syrah which really showcases one of the Languedoc’s fine range of regional appellations. 40% of the handpicked grapes are aged in oak following fermentation. The result is a fat, structured red but it’s not “in your face” it’s really very nicely balanced. Like the Minervois but softer.
    Drink now to 2022

    grape typeMerlot
    wine styleRich & Fruity Reds
    countryFrance
    vintage2016
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv13-13.5%

    £12.50

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  • Chateau Lamothe-Vincent Bordeaux Superieur Heritage Red

    The classic Bordeaux blend, of course, is Cabernet/Merlot, and here we have a classic indeed, but with 80% Merlot. Very St-Emilion-esque! Multiple-Gold-Medal winner, this “Heritage” cuvee has been aged in French oak barrels for 12 months and is quite simply as typical a claret as you could wish for at a very affordable price. Drink now to 2024.

    grape typeMerlot
    wine styleBig & Robust Reds
    countryFrance
    vintage2016
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv14%+

    £13.00

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  • Case of six Chateau Lamothe-Vincent Le Grand Rossignol 2016 (Original Wooden Case)

    A sort of Château Petrus vinous “tribute band”……A taste of £3000 wine for £25? Six fab bottles in their original wooden case.

    New vintage 2016 just released. I’ve not tasted it myself yet, but I have such high confidence in Fabien’s skills that I don’t doubt its worthiness for a second and will be stashing away a dozen or so bottles to opened on my 70th birthday (8 years away!)

    It already has the following gongs;

    Gold Medal at the 2018 Bordeaux wines Competition.
    Gold Medal at the 2018 Brussels worldwide Competition.
    Gold Medal – 90/100 – at the 2018 Los Angeles International Wine Competition.
    Gold Medal at the 2018 Entre-Deux-Mers Wines Competition.
    Gold Medal – 90/100 at the 2018 Gilbert & Gaillard International Competition.

    Of the 2015 my tasting notes were;

    “The colour is deep and seductive, dark and dense like essence of Ribena which indicates it will have a long life.

    The nose still has some way to develop despite being decanted (into a magnum claret jug which Mrs H. and I received from Peter Sichel as a wedding present in 1986) some 10 hours before we drank it, but it really does exude parma violet Merlot scents alongside the cigar-box overtone resulting from the 16 months in new oak barrels.

    We sipped and slurped our way through the two bottles as testified by our purple stained lips and teeth.

    The taste revives my memories of 1984 tasting the 82s and 83s direct from the barrel. I enjoy young fine wine but I really must try and wait another year before tasting again.

    It would be a shame to drink it all before it reaches its peak sometime in the next 10-20 years!”

    Fabien says;

    Deep black colour with purple tints. Powerful and complex bouquet of liquorice, black cherry, blackberry, graphite, cedar, toast… Extremely rich though elegant, its full, silky and coated tannins wrap you in softness. Mineral-toasty nuances on the long finish. A pure expression of its rare origin”.

    grape typeMerlot
    wine styleBig & Robust Reds
    countryFrance
    vintage2016
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv14%+

    £150.00

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