Top Merlot Wine

My wine reviews include Merlot wines with high scores for their superb quality and taste, and their prices often reflect this as they tend to be more expensive. These Merlot wines achieve a score of 90 points or higher out of 100 and are often the wines that have the greatest aging ability and are therefore great Merlot wines for your cellar. They are also often the top ranked wines on many lists, especially in fine restaurants, with ratings that reflect their craftsmanship. You'll also find my reviews of Merlot wines that are less expensive, but still represent great value. This is just a small set of my wine reviews: when you join my wine community, you can access all of my reviews.

Château Pindefleurs Dominique Lauret-Mestreguilheim, Vitic. Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc 2006
A.C., St-Émilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux, France
This is a blend of 90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc grapes that has attractive oaky-mocha nose with blackberries, cassis and blackcurrants. Smooth and full-bodied with a long smoky, coffeed finish. Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc food pairings: choice cuts of meat. Alcohol: 13%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2010‐2016  Price: $23.95 Score: 90/100

This Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc was reviewed May 15, 2010 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 564187  Check Stock
 

Concha Y Toro Trio Reserva Merlot Carmenère Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Rapel Valley, Chile
So darn tasty! Yum! Dark chocolate on the nose gives way to fleshy blackberries and plums. Full-bodied and rich with good depth and concentration. This blend is mostly Merlot with a dash of Carmenere and Cabernet Sauvignon. An incredible value. Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Best Value Red Wine  Price: $14.95 Score: 90/100

This Merlot Carmenère Cabernet Sauvignon was reviewed February 6, 2010 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 433920  103 in stock
BC: 152967  869 in stock
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Pago San Gabriel Zubiolo Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2007
D.O., Navarra, Spain
A blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot grapes, matured 11 months in new French and Russian oak. Rich and velvet-smooth with generous aromas of fleshy blackberries and black cherries. Absolutely delicious! Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2011‐2015  Price: $20.95 Score: 90/100

This Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot was reviewed June 25, 2011 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 242438  Check Stock
 

Dirty Laundry Bordello Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2008
V.Q.A., Similkameen Valley, British Columbia, Canada
Vintages Wine Panel: The origins of Dirty Laundry Vineyards’ name are delightfully unseemly. In the early 20th century, the town of Summerland was a centre for fur-traders and gold-miners. A laundry was opened to clean the clothes of the men who came through town. The owner quickly realized his back rooms could have another use, as a bawdy-house and gambling den. The winery’s name is a tribute to this unsavoury history. Their Bordello red is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The 2008 is a big, flavourful, age-worthy wonder that is bound to attract awards and acclaim, as the 2007 vintage did. My note: Big and bruising, this saucy wine delivers a punch. Dark fruit, smoke and full-bodied weight. Smooth texture. Pricey, but you gotta pay for love. Alcohol: 14.9%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2011‐2016  Price: $53.95 Score: 90/100

This Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot was reviewed February 5, 2011 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 219717  Check Stock
 

Concha Y Toro Merlot 2006
Peumo, Rapel Valley, Chile
Beautifully buffed tannins give this a slippery good texture with rich ripe blackberries and plums. Incredible depth and flavor for the money. Some tar, dried herbs, tar and cigar box. Merlot food pairings: brisket. Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Price: $19.95 Score: 90/100

This Merlot was reviewed May 23, 2009 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 939827  Check Stock
SAQ: 10694261  Check Stock
 


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