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Cabernet Merlot Blend

Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are the two main reds in France’s Bordeaux, where thick-skinned Cabernet provides tannins and deep colour while plump, fruity Merlot brings mouth-filling roundness. These days both Cab and Merlot are grown almost everywhere - notably the Americas, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain and even Italy, where Bordeaux-influenced ’Super Tuscans’ can be as expensive as legendary French ones. Non-French examples may be casually described as Bordeaux blends but, except from America’s ‘Meritage’, are usually labelled by varietal mix, which may also include minor Bordeaux grapes such as Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and Carménère.

Cabernet Merlot Blend

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  1. 2014 Wirra Wirra Church Block Cabernet Shiraz Merlot

    2014 Wirra Wirra Church Block Cabernet Shiraz Merlot

    91 Points Richard Caro
    A lovely rounded Cabernet blend from gorgeous Maclaren Vale. The Church Block is a constant achiever, with the Vale's ripe (not overripe) climate giving brightness and finesse along with body ...
    Elsewhere up to $24.99 Save $7 $17.99 a bottle
  2. 2014 Sandalford Margaret River Cabernet/Merlot

    2014 Sandalford Margaret River Cabernet/Merlot

    94 Points James Halliday
    A lovely Margaret River Cabernet blend, medium-rich fruit perfectly harmonised with earthy and savoury interest. Great buying from a revitalised Sandalford Winery, this polished and not ...
    Elsewhere up to $22.99 Save $3 $19.99 a bottle
  3. 2014 Thorn-Clarke Shotfire Barossa Quartage

    2014 Thorn-Clarke Shotfire Barossa Quartage

    93 Points Campbell Mattinson
    An excellent food wine made in Barossa, but in a very Bordeaux style. With Cabernet dominating three other Bordeaux grapes, the fruit character is dark and detailed with classic tobacco and ...
    • Decanter Commended
    • IWC Silver
    • IWSC Silver
    • NZIWS Bronze
    Elsewhere up to $29.99 Save $10 $19.99 a bottle
  4. 2014 Sacred Hill Halo Merlot Cabernet

    2014 Sacred Hill Halo Merlot Cabernet

    4 Stars Michael Cooper
    The perfect conditions of 2014 have allowed the Sacred Hill experts to craft a beautifully balanced Halo - plush-fruited and completely ripe but restrained and dense, with the freshness and ...
    Elsewhere up to $28.99 Save $7 $21.99 a bottle
  5. 2014 Sacred Hill Halo Hawkes Bay Syrah

    2014 Sacred Hill Halo Hawkes Bay Syrah

    93 Points Sam Kim
    A great deal on this Hawkes Bay Syrah- down from $31.99 The Halo wines are selected from small parcels grown in their best vineyards. Dark inky red in appearance the nose jumps out of the glass ...
    Elsewhere up to $31.99 Save $10 $21.99 a bottle
  6. 2015 Craggy Range Te Kahu Gimblett Gravels Merlot/ Cabernet

    2015 Craggy Range Te Kahu Gimblett Gravels Merlot/ Cabernet

    91 Points Richard Caro
    Always a fresh and finely balanced Hawkes' Bay blend, the excellent 2015 vintage follows up with another superb example. Sporting a savoury dimension along with it's vibrant red fruit and spicy ...
    Elsewhere up to $29.99 Save $6 $23.99 a bottle
  7. 2014 Redmetal Basket Press Hawkes Bay Merlot

    2014 Redmetal Basket Press Hawkes Bay Merlot

    92 Points Richard Caro
    This underground cult label of owner Grant Edmonds ( winemaker at Sileni also ) is brilliant. When he offered us a package of his prized 2014 merlots we couldn't believe it. And we got a ...
    Elsewhere up to $35.99 Save $11 $24.99 a bottle
  8. 2015 Elephant Hill 'Le Phant' Hawkes Bay Merlot/ Syrah

    2015 Elephant Hill 'Le Phant' Hawkes Bay Merlot/ Syrah

    18 Points Raymond Chan
    A future classic, the delicious Le Phant red blend was heavily awarded last year and is just as good from the excellent vintage of 2015. Medium-bodied with beautifully focussed dark fruit, it is ...
    Elsewhere up to $27.99 Save $3 $24.99 a bottle
  9. 2012 Monteti Caburnio

    2012 Monteti Caburnio

    91 Points John Caro
    A gorgeous red of incredible value, this dark-fruited Tuscan version of a Bordeaux Cabernet blend is juicy and charming but full of depth and sophistication. A baby Super Tuscan and effectively ...
    Elsewhere up to $31.99 Save $5 $26.99 a bottle
  10. 2012 Santini Poggio Al Moro Bolgheri

    2012 Santini Poggio Al Moro Bolgheri

    John’s Picks
    91 Points John Caro
    We call this a 'Mini Sassacaia' as it comes from the terrior of this great estate, what's more they gave us a great deal on this beauty - which is normally a lot more. From an upstart producer ...
    Elsewhere up to $37.50 Save $7 $29.99 a bottle

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