Merlot

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  • Excelsior Merlot South Africa

    Like its white cousin, this is a great party wine and goes well with most foods or just on its own. 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
    vintage2020
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv14%+

    £9.65

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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 2023

    grape typeMerlot
    wine styleRich & Fruity Reds
    countryFrance
    vintage2019
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv13-13.5%

    £10.75

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  • Château Lamothe-Vincent Bordeaux Reserve 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. Gold Medal winner in Los Angeles……and four other such competitions!
    Drink now to 2023.

    grape typeMerlot
    wine styleUnoaked Reds
    countryFrance
    vintage2018
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv13-13.5%

    £10.75

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  • Château Lamothe-Vincent Bordeaux “Intense” Merlot

    The classic Bordeaux blend, of course, is Cabernet/Merlot, and here we have a classic indeed. However, it’s Merlot dominated but with a rare 30% Cabernet Franc. Rich and very well-structured fruit. Gold Medal winner in Lyon……and four other such competitions!
    Drink now to 2025.

    grape typeMerlot
    wine styleBig & Robust Reds
    countryFrance
    vintage2018
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv14%+

    £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 2025.

    grape typeMerlot
    wine styleBig & Robust Reds
    countryFrance
    vintage2018
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv14%+

    £14.50

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  • Excelsior Gondolier Merlot

    This Merlot pays homage to Gondolier, one of the most renowned thoroughbred racehorses bred at Excelsior. Six months after receiving extensive physiotherapy on an injury to his hind leg that had left him completely lame, Gondolier won the 1985 Durban July, South Africa’s most prestigious horse race. Today Gondolier is regarded as one of the legends of South African horse racing.

    This Merlot comes from vines planted on calcareous soils and represent the best Merlot produced on Excelsior.

    Deep ruby red colour with a black core. This wine is medium to full-bodied with aromas of blackcurrants, chocolate and earth. The wine has rich but exceptionally soft tannins and a long finish.

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

    £15.00

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  • Case of six Chateau Lamothe-Vincent Le Grand Rossignol 2018 (Original Wooden Case) Pre-order now.

    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 2018 will be ready to ship in April. I will be stashing away a dozen or so bottles to opened on my 75th birthday (11 years away!)

    Soon to be released but already has a Gold Medal at the 2021 French International Wine Competition. I will be tasting it for the first time in the Paris Wine Show in two weeks’ time. My full tasting notes will follow then. In the meantime 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
    vintage2018
    bottlesize750 ml
    abv14%+

    £160.00

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