In its spiritual home of Bordeaux (France) and elsewhere, Merlot primarily plays a support role to Cabernet, where it is prized for the soft tannin profile it brings to the classic Bordeaux Blend. However as a standalone expression, it can reach greatness on the Right-Bank of Bordeaux or approachable commercial expressions further afield.

Like a lighter-bodied style?

Look for Merlot that is bright, fruit-driven with soft tannins from Orange, Hilltops (NSW), Great Southern (WA), Chile or Marlborough (NZ).

Like a fuller-bodied style?

Look for Merlot that is more structured and earthy, with savoury tannins and some degree of oak influence from regions such as Coonawarra, Eden Valley (SA), Margaret River (WA), Hawke’s Bay (NZ), or the home of Merlot, Bordeaux (FRANCE).

    Pepper Tree Merlot Red Wine Merlot Red Wine

    Pepper Tree Merlot

    Pepper Tree

      Pepper Tree Merlot Dry Red Wine Soft rounded and fruit-driven this is a good example of the approachable easy drinking Merlot variety. Generous plummy flavour with just a touch of oak and light tannins make this wine enjoyable now. Product...