Merlot

22 Products Found

Babich (Hawke's Bay) 2019 Merlot Cabernet

Specially selected from our estate-owned vineyards throughout the Hawke’s Bay region, we combine soft Merlot with robust Cabernet Sauvignon resulting in a full flavoured dry red with easy drinking appeal.

Dark and sweetly fruited with leather, spice and a touch of blackcurrant and mint. Recommended food An ideal partner for an antipasto platter featuring a range of salami and smoked meats, or any meaty casserole, like lamb shanks.

$14.49
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Bay and Barnes (East Coast) 2020 Merlot

Complete with delicious dark fruit aromas like blackberries and cassis with earthy rhubarb notes, complemented by sweet oak. The palate is elegant and finely structured with vanilla and plum on the finish. 

$9.69
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Bulletin (Australia) 2020 Merlot

Made by the Calabria family who have a 75 year history of growing and producing wine. They have vineyards all across Australia and work with over 20 growers. They are a serious force to be reckoned with. 

The Merlot is full-bodied in syle, showing plummy fruit and soft structure. Pleasing to all palates and will pair with hearty dishes.

 

$11.99
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C'Est Moi (France) 2019 Merlot Cabernet

Exclusive import.

C'Est Moi or Its Me!

Intense aromas of red and black fruits. Raspberries and blackberries mingle elegantly with notes of liquorice. Old world wine with a new world twist. 

Made by the international mega stars at Freixenet. A quaffable southern french red. Medium - bodied with a touch of balanced fruit sweetness a real crowd pleaser.

Easy on the palate and the wallet.

$15.99
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Ch Haut D'Arzac (France) 2019 Bordeaux Rouge

Gold Medal - The Concours International de Lyon
Silver - Concors De Bordeaux Challenge 

Grapes were selected from a private vineyard and processed using traditional methods.

Dry, full-bodied French wine greets you with an exuberant nose of rich red fruits and spices. Blackberries and prunes emerge with pleasant freshness, joined by hints of mocha and licorice. The palate is structured and full of character with savory tannins.

Uncork this with roasted or grilled meats, casseroles or other hearty dishes

80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Classic Bordeaux in all its glory.

$18.99

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Chamaille (Bordeaux) 2019 Blaye Cotes De Bordeaux

89 points - Wine Enthusiast
"With good acidity balancing the black-currant flavors, this structured wine will age well. Ripe tannins give plenty of texture while never masking the generous fruits and perfumed aftertaste. Drink from 2023." Roger Voss

Part of Winesale's exclusive range of French imports. Last vintage was a real hit!

90% merlot, 8% cabernet sauvignon, 2% cabernet franc Produced by the Glemet Family within the Blaye region of Bordeaux

Purple color, deep and dense. Expressive nose with a complex and gourmet bouquet of black fruits, roasted almonds and purple flowers.

The aromas of black fruits and liquorice mingle with pure cocoa raised with a hint of toast.

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Clearview (Hawkes Bay) 2020 Cape Kidnappers Merlot

From Hawkes Bay Red extraordinaires at Clearview Estate 

This plummy,round smooth wine with a dry and reasonably complex back palate is well worth a good lamb roast.

Easy does it merlot, from a great producer, consistent, rounded and soft.

 

 

$20.99
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Giesen Estate (Hawkes Bay) 2020 Merlot

4.5 stars 90 Points - Sam kim Wine Orbit

Fruit was carefully chosen from Hawkes’s Bay sub-regions recognised for their quality Merlot - Bridge Pa Triangle, Woodthorpe and Moteo.

A generous Merlot with perfumed plum, spice and delicious notes of mocha, a delectable smooth and supple wine.

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Les rambauds (France) 2018 Bordeaux Superior Rouge

83 Points - Gilbert & Gaillard
"Deep purple-blue hue. Nose of ripe cherry and stone fruits. More of the same aromatics on the palate which is balanced and fleshy with quite pleasant oaky undertones. Fashionably styled."

Château Les Rambauds Bordeaux Supérieur by Yvon Mau. The nose is dominated by aromas of red and black berries, liquorice and cedar wood. Followed by notes of vanilla and toast adding to the complex bouquet. On the palate a beautifully full and ripe taste of black fruit and savory edges. A well-structured, fleshy texture followed by lengthy finish.

Merlot (40%), Cabernet Sauvignon (30%), Malbec (20%) and Cabernet Franc (10%) other Bordeaux grapes.

Try this with grilled meat, hearty dishes or hard cheese like Cheddar or Gouda

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Mills Reef (Hawkes Bay) 2019 Reserve Merlot

This delicious Merlot from premium grapes exudes ripe plum and boysenberry fruits with earthy spicy notes, interwoven on a lovely velvety texture. Already appetising it is ready for immediate enjoyment, or will reward judicious cellaring."

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Mills Reef (Hawkes Bay) 2020 Reserve Merlot Malbec

4.5 Stars - The Wine Writer

Merlot (61%) & Malbec (39%) blend from the Gimblett Gravels in Hawke's Bay

Immediately warm and appetising, this deliciously harmonious blend of two classical Bordeaux varieties showcases boysenberry and plum fruits, complemented with spicy leather, earthy musky violets and silky smooth tannins.  An excellent choice with lamb or pork dishes. Ready for immediate enjoyment or to reward cellaring.

Aged for 14 months in French oak

This will pair beautifully with lamb or pork dishes

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Mount Ridge (NZ) 2020 Merlot

Juicy, smooth and medium-weighted with impressive length for a wine of this price. Black plum, cassis and ripe blackberry notes are backed up by baking spice and subtle chocolate. 

It won't even blow your budget. Unassuming label but don't be swayed. It's very hard to find well-made Merlot from Hawkes Bay at this price point.

Plush and darkly fruited with plum, cassis and soft chocolate notes.  Try it!

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Radburnd Cellars (Hawkes Bay) 2018 Merlot Cabernet

16points - JancisRobinson.com 
“Released October 2020. 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. Kate Radburnd has 35 vintages under her belt and until now has made wine for other people, mainly at Pask.
Here she launches her own label. These grapes were hand-picked from free-draining sites. Aged for 21 months in a mix of French barriques. TA 5.8 g/l. Appetising, gently- textured wine that's far from a blockbuster but has good integrity. Lifted, leafy nose and some sweetness on palate entry but nothing heavy or exaggerated. I'm tasting this, as instructed, at room temperature but I think it could take a little cooling too. Light to medium body. Quite sophisticated. When to drink 2020 – 2026”

Kate Radburnd awarded Hall of fame 2021 Hawkes Bay wine awards
4.5 stars - Buyers Guide Edition 2021 Michael Cooper
19/20 Points - Candice Chow

94 Points Excellent - Cameron Douglas – www.camdouglasms.com

Powerful, restrained and elegant, this blend exhibits lifted aromatics and berry fruits, revealing layers of complexity that will slowly unfold. Highly structured with balanced acidity and tannin, this wine will continue to evolve for the next decade.

Batches of hand harvested fruit was chilled overnight before processing the following day. Chilled bunches were hand sorted and de-stemmed, and whole berries were transferred to open fermenters with some foot stomping. Whole bunches were also incorporated in some of the Merlot fermenters. The berries were cold soaked before fermentation, with pumping over twice per day then pressed to barriques at the end of fermentation. The Merlot and Cabernet matured for 21 months in new and seasoned French oak barriques. Blended in December 2019 and bottled in January
2020, the final blend is approximately 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon.

An elegant Merlot Cabernet blend which exhibits lifted aromatics of fragrant berry fruits, sweet French oak, and underlying lavender and thyme. Complex and textural, seamless tannins harmoniously support red and black fruits, earthiness, and spice. Tautly poised to develop beautifully with bottle age.

Stunning wines presented in an individual gift box 

$84.99

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Richland (Riverina) 2020 Merlot

This is an instant stunner with its plum, dark berry fruit appeal but still emphasizing its cooler growing conditions by not exhibiting overly ripe or aggressive tannins. On the palate it has wonderful intensity with very careful handling of oak which allows its typical terroir and natural characters of the wine to come through.

This is an excellent partner for a Sunday roast or BBQ lamb. Drink now or cellar for the next 2-3 years.

$13.99
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Round Hill (California) 2018 Merlot

88 Points 4 Stars - Sam kim Wine Orbit
"Sweetly fruited and perfumed, the bouquet shows dark berry, vanillin oak, toffee and mixed spice aromas, leading to a supple palate thats silky-smooth and lingering. Super easy on the
palate with ripe fruit flavours. At its best: now to 2024."

Wonderful California Merlot from Round Hill Wines produced by Napa Valley based winery Rutherford Ranch.

Ruby coloured, bright and flavorful. Showing ripe berry fruit and spice notes. Aromas and flavors of ripe strawberry, cranberry, vanilla and dark chocolate. Soft, elegant mouthfeel with refined, silky tannins and smooth finish.

Round Hill offers California's most popular varietals sourced from premium Monterey Coast and Central Valley vineyards.

The Round Hill Merlot has won many awards over the years including Double Gold at The San Francisco Chronical Wine Competition in 2017 (2014 vintage).

Great with herb-marinated, grilled steak, pasta dishes or soft cheeses

$18.99
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Te Mata (Hawkes Bay) 2018 Coleraine Cabernet Merlot

18.5/20 POINTS - Joelle Thomson joellethomson.com February 2020
"I often find myself conflicted when rating wines like this one; it’s impeccable in taste but its price puts it beyond the reach of most of us mere mortals. That said, the new 2018 Te Mata Coleraine is, without doubt, the star wine of this winery’s latest releases. It had been bottled for two months at the time of tasting in early February 2020, so it has plenty of time up its sleeve; it’s a blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc and tastes of dark black fruit flavours with hints of black olives, wild herbs and a full body."

97 POINTS - Nick Stock jamessuckling.com
"A very concentrated nose with impressively rich blackberry, raspberry and dark-plum aromas. Dark chocolate, violet and cedary oak here, too. Very youthful. The palate has a very rich, intense and plush feel with fresh acidity and depth, amid long, fine and compressed tannins. Good freshness and concentration. Drink or hold."

5 STARS & 98 POINTS - Sam Kim wineorbit.co.nz
"Undeniably well-crafted and impeccably styled, the wine exhibits cassis, dark cherry, cedar, violet and subtle tobacco characters on the nose with a light seasoning of warm spice. The palate offers outstanding concentration and multi-layered mouthfeel, combined with fabulous fruit purity and elegant oak undertones, leading to an impressively prolonged finish backed by seamlessly integrated chalky tannins. A wine of sublime sophistication and presence. A blend of 52% cabernet sauvignon, 33% merlot and 15% cabernet franc. At its best: 2026 to 2038"

Surely New Zealands Most Famous red wine. First produced in 1982 now at Icon status!

A deep midnight-magenta, Coleraine ’18 is symphonic in its harmony and presence. 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc
The aromatics are immediately varietal with grace notes of cassis, raspberry leaf, fresh roses, dark chocolate, lifted black cherry, espresso and cedar. The palate deepens the opening theme. There’s tapenade, darkest blackberry and ripe plum while underneath, quietly, a precise, profound tannin structure resonates. Powerful, deep-set, graceful and complex, Coleraine ’18 is refined to an exquisite point while still retaining freshness and balance. It lingers after tasting. Layered and composed, resplendent and resolved, a gloriously seductive ensemble celebratory of all that fine New Zealand wine can be.

 

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Te Mata Estate (Hawkes Bay) 2020 Merlot Cabernets

The grapes for Estate Vineyards Merlot/Cabernets ’19 were harvested between 26 March and 11 April 2019 from Te Mata Estate’s own vineyards in the Bridge Pa Triangle, Dartmoor, Havelock Hills and Gimblett sub-regions of Hawke’s Bay. The individual parcels of each variety, from each plot, were de-stemmed before a traditional warm fermentation, followed by extended maceration on skins. The resulting wines were pressed, returned to tank for malolactic fermentation, then run off to a mixture of new and seasoned French oak barrels for nine months’ maturation before blending. The wines were regularly topped and racked, throughout maturation, blended and traditionally egg-white fined before bottling. The final blend is 44 % Merlot, 36 % Cabernet Sauvignon and 20 % Cabernet Franc.

Dark ruby with a bright purple edge, Estate Vineyards Merlot/Cabernets ’19 has ripe raspberry and blackberry on the nose and a palate that unfolds with Black Doris plum, cherry syrup, mint and cocoa-powder. Brambly, ripe, cabernet fruit sits atop soft, savoury tannins. Classically inviting, Estate Vineyards Merlot/Cabernets ’19 is complex and instantly-appealing at the same time.

$18.99
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Terra Vega (Chile) 2020 Merlot

83 points Sam kim - Wine Orbit (2019 vintage)
"Fruity and nicely lifted, the bouquet shows dark cherry, dried herb, floral and clove notes, leading to a gently weighted palate offering bright fruit flavours with smooth texture, offering friendly drinking. At its best: now to 2022."

Winesale has been working hard to bring to New Zealand a very well made, easy drinking and unbeatable value range of Chilean wines. We truly believe the The Terra Vega range, from Luis Felipe Edwards, hits the mark bringing with it a string of medals and awards.  Among them:

"New World Producer of the Year" - Sommelier Wine Awards (2016) 
"Chilean Producer of the Year" - International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) (2012, 2017)


Chilean Merlot had long been recognised as, great value, easy drinking, benchmark drinking. Terra Vega offers all of this and more...

Intense red color with violet tints. Presenting, aromas of fresh red fruits with soft notes of dried fruit. On the palate it has medium body, soft tannins and notes of dark fruit with a long persistence. Big fruit and full of flavour, yet lightly dances on the pallet.

$11.99
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Thorn Clarke Sandpiper (Barossa) 2018 Merlot

Gold Medal - New Zealand International Wine Show 2020

4.5 Stars & 91 Points - Sam Kim Wine Orbit
It’s delightfully fruited and inviting on the nose showing sweet plum, blueberry, floral and toasted nut characters. The palate delivers juicy fruit flavours together with beautifully rounded mouthfeel and silky texture, making it very approachable and tasty. At its best: now to 2024.

A deep purple colour with rich plum and blackberry aromas, this Merlot is enticing and perfumed in style. Ripe berries and Christmas spice are highlights on the palate. Medium bodied and plush the wine finishes with long, smooth tannin and complex, savoury oak notes.

$16.49
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Trinity Hill (Hawkes Bay) 2019 Merlot

Chocolate, plum, and blackberry aromas of Merlot have combined with the aromatic spice of oak aging to produce a fruit-dominant yet complex wine.

Soft, ripe tannins make this wine serious yet eminently drinkable.

$18.49
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Vieux Cantenac (France) 2016 Saint Emilion 1.5L MAGNUM

Another Winesale exclusive import.

Château Vieux Cantenac is a well-known and reputable winery that produces delicious wines in the famed Saint-Emilion in France. 

A classic bordeaux blend of 75% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc & Sauvignon. The 2016 vintage is very highly rated in this area.

This beautiful and generous red wine is deep ruby ​​red in the glass with aromas of forest fruits and cherries as well as notes of oak, smoke and a touch of vanilla. The wine goes well with red meat and soft cheeses. Serve it at room temperature. 

A bargain from this sought after region.

$69.99

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Villa Maria (Hawkes Bay) 2019 Cellar Selection Merlot Cabernet

Champion Merlot Dominant Hawke's Bay Wine Awards

Gold Medal - Royal Easter Show Wine Awards

Gold Medal - Hawke's Bay Wine Awards

Gold Medal - New Zealand International Wine Competition

This deeply coloured wine displays perfumed aromas of dark berry fruits, violets and dried herbs with complexing oak spice characters. A smooth and approachable palate follows with sweet fruit, supple tannins and moreish acidity. Serving Suggestions Merlot-Cabernet blends are particularly good when paired with robust, fullflavoured dishes, red meat and cheeses. Drink now or hold for up to 5-8 years when the wine will develop further complexity.

 2019 was an exceptional Hawkes Bay vintage, particularly for reds. Moderate yields combined with warmer than average temperatures and dry conditions encouraged fruit to achieve optimum ripeness and maintain excellent condition through to harvest. The fruit from this wine comes from a range of Villa Maria Hawkes Bay vineyards, where free draining alluvial soils temper vine vigour, resulting in low yields of ripe and concentrated fruit. Post fermentation the parcels were pressed to oak barriques, 15% new, for 12 months maturation.  77% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cab Franc, 2% Malbec

$14.99
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