Dark Horse Merlot 75Cl

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£ 7.00


Product Description

  • Red Wine
  • Dark Horse (n): The unexpected winner.
  • For us, winning means bringing you exceptionally crafted and well-balanced wine that overdelivers on your expectations. We do this by working side-by-side with 400 of California's finest grape growers to earn the first pick of their harvest. And, we taste our wine over 100 times before you pour your first glass.
  • The Result? A medium-bodied Merlot with notes of dark berry and a layered finish.
  • Cheers,
  • Beth Liston
  • 10.9 UK Units per bottle
  • The UK Chief Medical Officers recommend adults do not regularly drink more than 14 units per week.
  • drinkaware.co.uk
  • Widely Recycled
  • © 2020 Dark Horse
  • Wine of California, U.S.A.
  • Flavourful, Vibrant, Aromatic
  • Pack size: 75CL


Allergy Information

  • Contains Sulphites

Tasting Notes

  • A medium-bodied Merlot with notes of dark berry and a layered finish

Region of Origin


Wine Colour


Alcohol Units



14.5% vol


Dark Horse Wines

Type of Closure


Wine Maker

Beth Liston


United States

Alcohol Type


Grape Variety

Merlot, Petit Verdot, RedGrapeBlend

Vinification Details

  • The grapes for Dark Horse Merlot were harvested at optimum ripeness, which allowed for easy extraction of rich colour and velvety tannins. The winemaker selected aromatic yeast strains and employed a warm fermentation process, which has resulted in a wine with more flavour and fruitier aromatics. Proper storage after fermentation has helped to build complexity on the palate and bring a nice balance to the wine


  • At Dark Horse Wine, we believe that fortune favours the bold. Winemaker Beth Liston marshals the best agricultural and winemaking resources from around the globe to deliver the unexpected: a bold wine that outperforms its price

Regional Information

  • 2018 was a slow start due to a cold winter & spring resulting in bud break coming 2 weeks later. A mild spring resulted in slower growth & extended bloom time. First time in 5 years, harvest started in August not July. White grapes held acid well & developed very nice fruit flavours. Red grape harvest had a slow start & continued into November. This vintage will be remembered for the extensive hang time resulting in deep colour, nice flavour development, & concentrated fruit characteristics.

Storage Type


Storage Instructions

  • This wine is ideal for drinking now but can be kept for up to 2 years

Produce of

Wine of U.S.A.

Name and address

  • Bottled for:
  • Dark Horse Europe,
  • Harman House,
  • Uxbridge,
  • UB8 1QQ,
  • U.K.

Importer address

  • Dark Horse Europe,
  • Harman House,
  • Uxbridge,
  • UB8 1QQ,
  • U.K.
  • By:

Return to

  • Dark Horse Europe,
  • Harman House,
  • Uxbridge,
  • UB8 1QQ,
  • U.K.
  • darkhorsewine.co.uk

Net Contents

750ml ℮

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6 Reviews

Average of 3.8 stars

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A Top Merlot

5 stars

Deep colour, with a wonderful soft mellow after flavour. I will be purchasing more of this. I don’t have to decide what it goes well with, it just goes very well 😜

Drain cleaner grade wine

1 stars

A deeply unpleasant wine, bitter, rancid, disgusting, not worth £2 never mind £8.50. Bottle down the drain after the first sip.

Good Merlot

4 stars

Review from tesco.com

Good body -- nice midweek drinking. Don't know if I'd buy it at full price though!

Nothing special, though nothing to complain about

3 stars

Review from tesco.com

Dark Horse used to produce more interesting, oak-aged wines, which is why we thought this worth buying a case of. This is a fairly standard £5 -£7-grade Merlot. Suitable mid-week wine but not for special occasions.

Excellent wine

5 stars

Review from tesco.com

This wine is definitely a great drink, it's deep favours and it's smooth taste goes well with reds meats or even drunk on it's own.

Dark Horse Merlot

5 stars

Review from tesco.com

Excellent quality Merlot for the price. Will definitely buy more.

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