Merlot

Chateau Haut Rian Rouge 2018 37.5cl
"A bright fresh red with sweeter blackberry fruit. The palate has the cabernet noticeable with earthy, veggie fruit coming through. Very soft, gentle tannin and a little spice on the finish." Peter's Points: 88 Michel Dietrich and his wife Isabelle...
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Sierra Grande Merlot 2015 75cl
Restrained and elegant with fresh bramble fruit flavours and hints of dark chocolate and spice, well-balanced with smooth tannins. This is a lovely example of cooler-climate Merlot and an excellent food wine.
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Chateau Noaillac 2018 37.5cl
"I remember drinking older vintages of this wine and being amazed at how tasty they are! A lovely every day claret - cassis, tobacco and cocoa" A rising star. Damien, Marc Pages’s grandson, took over the running of this property...
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Chateau Le Pey 2015 37.5cl
Château Le Pey has a total of 49 hectares of vines and is the oldest and most important property of the Compagnet family. The soil at Château Le Pey is made up of clay and limestone and the vineyards are...
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A fabulous, approachable, easy drinking Bordeaux made by Pascal Pallaruelo who is one of the great new winemakers making affordable Bordeaux. The Mazetier pours a dark ruby with a scarlet rim. On the nose, it is aromatic with wild cherry...
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6% offChateau Haut Rian Rose 2019 75cl
"A little dusty earth coming off with fresh floral notes coming off. Loads of strawberry and a hint of white pepper coming off. " Peter's Points: 89 Michel Dietrich and his wife Isabelle originate from Champagne and Alsace and they spent...
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Chateau Le Bedat 2018 75cl
A juicy, fruity style of Bordeaux, ready for drinking when young. A 19 hectare property, in the commune of Gensac, east of St Emilion and owned by the Fontana family. 
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Chateau Haut Rian Rouge 2017 75cl
"A bright fresh red with sweeter blackberry fruit. The palate has the cabernet noticeable with earthy, veggie fruit coming through. Very soft, gentle tannin and a little spice on the finish." Peter's Points: 88 Michel Dietrich and his wife Isabelle originate...
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Chateau de Bel Echappe Bel Bordeaux Rouge NV 75cl
Perhaps the most radical winemaker in Bordeaux? Undoubtedly this is the antithesis to what we’ve become accustomed to seeing from this most traditional of French wine regions. Olivier Cazenave and his wife Anne discovered Château de Bel on the banks...
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Chateau Puynard 2017 75cl
"Cassis, ripe cedary Cabernet aromas, this is a great wine to drink over a few nights." Château Puynard is situated on the right bank of the Gironde, in the commune of Berson, six kilometres north east of Blaye itself. The...
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La Motte Mullennium Merlot Cabernet Franc 2016 75cl
Merlot (56%), Cabernet Franc (28%), Petit Verdot (10%) and Malbec (6%) from Walker Bay, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch. The different components were matured separately for 12 months in old 225-litre French oak barrels. Raspberry (Merlot), a slight herbaceousness (Cabernet Franc) and...
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Chateau Noaillac 2016 75cl
"I remember drinking older vintages of this wine and being amazed at how tasty they are! A lovely every day claret - cassis, tobacco and cocoa" A rising star. Damien, Marc Pages’s grandson, took over the running of this property...
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Vieux Chateau Bayard 2016 75cl
"I love this wine - sweet black cherries, some subtle mint notes, nice balance with a slight earthy hint." 90/100 Peter's Points Vieux Château Bayard has been in the same family for eight generations and always run by women. Marie-Laure...
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Chateau de Barbe Blanche 2016 75cl
"Such a delicious bottle of wine. Merlot, Cab Franc and Cab Sauv, red and blackberry aromas with some cherry kicking in. I really like this wine." History of Vignobles Andre Lurton 1953: André Lurton inherited the historic family estate Château...
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Chateau La Tour de By 2017 75cl
"A lovely wine - very approachable when young and with loads of red berry fruit." This great property is now run by two of the late Marc Pagès’s grandsons, Frédéric Le Clerc (ex Ecole Polytechnique) and Benjamin Richer des Forges....
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Chateau La Tour de By 2018 75cl
"A sleeper - one to pop away for a few years. Some 2018s are good young, this needs the time to soften up." This great property is now run by two of the late Marc Pagès’s grandsons, Frédéric Le Clerc...
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Chateau La Tour de By 2011 75cl
"This wine shows that Tour de By is great year in and year out. Just wonderful sllightly dusty flavours and a load of cherry stone - delicious" This great property is now run by two of the late Marc Pagès’s...
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Chateau La Tour de By 2016 75cl
"A classic of this wine - reminds me a lot of the 2000 vintage, which is what turned me on to this producer. A superb wine for ageing in the mid to long term. Dark, earthy with liquorice coming out....
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Chateau Fourcas Dupre 2016 75cl
  Patrice and Ghislain Pagès are nephews of the late Marc Pagès of Château la Tour de By. Château Fourcas Dupré is a 44-hectare property situated in the Commune of Listrac, with vines averaging 25 years old. The soils are...
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Chateau Fourcas Dupre 2015 75cl
"Blackberry and boysenberry fruit on the nose, a touch of brine here, a subtle marine influence that lends it complexity and personality. The palate is medium bodied with a juicy opening, a melange of red and black fruit, taut and...
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Chateau Andron Blanquet 2011 75cl
Cabernet fruit comes through with earthy hints and then the Merlot softening the edges. A deeeelish bottle of wine. Both Cos Labory and Andron Blanquet are surrounded by three illustrious neighbours, Château Lafite, Château Cos d’Estournel and Château Lafon Rochet....
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Chateau La Tour de By 2015 75cl
"This is so flexible, dark, brooding and earthy now with a concentrated cherry compote and cocoa nib flavour, with time it will blossom into the beauty that I know it will become. Open it an hour or so before you...
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14% offChateau Larroque Bordeaux Superieur 2015 150cl
“An attractive nose of oak overlaying seductive dark red fruits with hints of blackcurrant leads onto a complex palate with silky tannins. Soft, earthy flavours of dark cherry and blackcurrant matches silky tannins to finish.” Decanter, World Wine Awards 2017,...
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Chateau Siaurac 2014 75cl
"Attractive truffle, graphite and plum notes intermixed with mocha and black cherry cascade from the glass of this supple, chunky, fleshy wine. There is good glycerin, purity and overall character to this wine, which can be drunk over the next...
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Tenuta Sette Cieli Noi 4 2017 75cl
"This estate is just above Sassicaia on the Bolgheri hill. This wine (75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot and 5% Merlot that spends 12 months in French oak) translates as "the four of us" - the four members...
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Chateau Andron Blancquet 2016 75cl
Cabernet fruit comes through with earthy hints and then the Merlot softening the edges. A deeeelish bottle of wine. Both Cos Labory and Andron Blanquet are surrounded by three illustrious neighbours, Château Lafite, Château Cos d’Estournel and Château Lafon Rochet....
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Chateau Lalande 2016 75cl
A wine that possesses all the richness and power that you should expect from a classed Saint-Julien estate, but at half the price. Textbook pencil lead, tea chest nose with a well structured palate of intense cassis fruit and fine...
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13% offChateau Couhins-Lurton Rouge 2004 75cl
"Such a lovely red - elegant, cherry, mint and thyme with a soft tannin, mulchy earth coming through with a little bit of pipe tobacco." 90/100 Peter's Points History of Vignobles Andre Lurton 1953: André Lurton inherited the historic family...
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Chateau Siran 2014 75cl

£38.50 £43.95

Siran is a little gem in Margaux and the wines are beautiful. Château Siran has 25 hectares under vine with an average age of 30 years. The soil type is alluvial sandy gravel and the blend generally comprises 50% Cabernet...
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Only 1 leftChateau Gaudin 2002 75cl
Aged in the family owned Chateau, this has baked plums, cassis and spice on the now with a silky, long aged fruit finish.  Family-owned since 1901, Château Gaudin is an 11-hectare estate with a vineyard planted on the gravel ridge of...
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9% offChateau Gombaude Guillot Pom n Roll 2016 75cl
"A little gem of 7 hectares situated in the heart of the Pomerol plateau, surrounded by famous neighbours. The property is today run by Olivier Techer, the winemaker, his wife Marine and his brother Sylvain. They represent the 6th generation...
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Chateau Cos Labory 2011 75cl
"Slightly gourmet around the edge of the aromatics, some caramel flavours with good earthy fruit and vigour. A super St Estephe." Bernard Audoy has transformed Cos Labory to be almost as sought after as his more illustrious neighbours. The encépagement is...
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Trefethen Family Vineyards Merlot 2014 75cl
"The aroma gives way to savory notes of black pepper, mushrooms and chocolate. The wine is lush and silky tannins back up a full, strong palate with great structure through the end." Trefethen Family Vineyards are exactly that - a...
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Only 1 leftClos Vieux Taillefer 2016 75cl
A little jewel in Pomerol! In August 2008, Nicolas and Alexandra Robin purchased this lovely vineyard from their grandfather Francis Robin. A new winemaking cellar was constructed in 2010 and a barrel cellar in 2013. When Decanter arranged a tasting...
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Chateau Cos Labory 2015 75cl
One to put away for a bit - its neighbours include Cos d'Estournel and Lafite so this is a steal!  Bernard Audoy has transformed Cos Labory to be almost as sought after as his more illustrious neighbours. The encépagement is...
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9% offChateau Couhins-Lurton Rouge 2011 75cl
"Such a nice wine - bold, earthy, coffee and cherry with some wooden sideboard on the nose. The palate is lovely, still young with plenty of time to come" History of Vignobles Andre Lurton 1953: André Lurton inherited the historic...
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Tenuta di Argiano Solengo IGT 2015 75cl
"Solengo is a modern, well-balanced and full-bodied wine. It is deep, dark purple in colour with a bouquet of ripe fruit, such as blackcurrants and blackberries, with a hint of toasted oak. It is smooth on the palate, with a...
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