Dark Horse Merlot 75Cl

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£ 8.50

Product Description

  • Red wine
  • A bold wine with big personality, this Merlot features robust flavours of dark berry jam. A complex blend that offers a plush yet distinctive finish.
  • Dark Horse winemaker, Beth Liston, believes that fortune favours the bold. Her pioneering approach to viticulture and winemaking champions originality and above all, taste.
  • 10.5 UK Units per bottle
  • Drink Responsibly
  • UK Chief Medical Officers recommend adults do not regularly exceed
  • Men 3-4 units a day
  • Women 2-3 units a day
  • www.drinkaware.co.uk
  • © 2016 Dark Horse
  • Wine of California, U.S.A.
  • Pack size: 75CL


Allergy Information

  • Contains Sulphites

Tasting Notes

  • Dark Horse 2017 Merlot is a bold wine featuring aromas of dark jammy berries integrated with toasted nutty oak. In the mouth, these notes are supported by a plush mouthfeel, full body, and good tannin structure

Region of Origin


Wine Colour


Alcohol Units



14% vol


Dark Horse Wines

Type of Closure


Wine Maker

Beth Liston


United States

Alcohol Type


Grape Variety

Merlot, Teroldego, 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

  • In 2017, California had record rainfall of more than 35 inches in the N. Valley and more than 16 inches in the S. Valley. The rainfall filled lakes & reservoirs, recharged ground water, and flushed salts through saturated soils. Early growth was strong, and the vines were happy & healthy. Early spring was fairly mild, but then record heat was experienced in N. Valley, recording the hottest summer in nearly 40 years.

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:

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

Net Contents

750ml ℮

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4 Reviews

Average of 4.2 stars

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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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