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Firstly, if you are reading this, then congratulations…!!! (*imaginary crowd goes crazy in the background, celebrating you).Congrats for what? You ask, well, for your wine palate graduation, graduation from sweet or semi-sweet wine to the greater stuff; dry wines (in this case, top 30 merlot to try in Uganda). If you still drink sweet wine, it’s ok, no judgment here, we love all wine lovers, and whiskey, and spirits (the drinks, not the ancestral kind), and everything premium, premium to mean artisan/high quality.

       Merlot is one of the most popular red wine varietals (yes, there are over +30 red wine varietals and only 5 types of wine) in the world, not so sure about where it ranks in popularity in Uganda yet. For red wine beginners (“red wine” in the wine world generically means “dry red wine”), it’s considered a number 2 suggestion, number 1 being cabernet sauvignon. Then again, wine is an acquired test, so everyone’s palate differs in preference.

       We looked into our +250 brands and varietals of wines and spirits options; here is the list of top 30 Merlot brands to try in Uganda.

NB: The list is based on reviews of wine drinkers from all around the world on Vivino.

     For those looking for a deeper understanding of the Merlot grape/ red wine varietal check this link

30. Perdeburg Merlot, S.A

Rating: 3.2/5 from 113 reviews

29.Condor Peak Merlot, Argentina

Rating:3.2/5 from 218 reviews

28.Douglas Green Merlot, S.A

Rating:3.2/5 from 885 reviews

27. Luis Felipe Edwards Merlot, Chile

Rating:3.2/5 from 3462 reviews

26.Zonin Nero D’Avola Merlot, Italy

Rating:3.3/5 from 313 reviews

25. Quereu Merlot, Chile

Rating 3.3/5 from 421 reviews

24.Van Loveren Merlot, S.A

Rating:3.3/5 from 604 reviews

23.Hardys Nottage Hill Merlot, Australia

Rating 3.3/5 from 941 reviews

22.Tall Horse Merlot, S.A

Rating: 3.3/5 from 1936 reviews

21. Hardys VR Merlot, Australia

Rating: 3.3/5 from 3533 reviews

20. Jacobs Creek Classic Merlot, Australia

Rating:3.3/5 from 6018 reviews

19.KWV The Vinecrafter Merlot, S.A

Rating:3.4/5 from 47 reviews

18.Fish Hoek Merlot, S.A

Rating:3.4/5 from 280 reviews

17.El Chivo Merlot, Chile

Rating:3.4/5 from 521 reviews

16.Kumala Merlot, S.A

Rating: 3.4/5 from 575 reviews

15.Golden Kaan Merlot, S.A

Rating:3.4/5 from 663 reviews

14.Excelsior Merlot, S.A

Rating: 3.4/5 from 689 reviews

13. Durbanville Hills Merlot, S.A

Rating: 3.4/5 from 2248 reviews

12. KWV Classic Merlot, S.A

Rating: 3.4/5 from 2374 reviews

11.Calvet Merlot, France

Rating:3.4/5 from 3515 reviews

10.Bicicleta Merlot, Chile

Rating:3.4/5 from 7948 reviews

9.J.P Chenet Merlot, France

Rating:3.4/5 from 14500 reviews

8.Zonnebleum Merlot, S.A

Rating:3.5/5 from 1064 reviews

7.Anakena Birdman Merlot, Chile

Rating: 3.5/5 from 1628 reviews

6.Domaine de la Baume Merlot, France

Rating:3.5/5 from 1927 reviews

5.B&G reserve Merlot, France

Rating: 3.5/5 from 9474 reviews

4.Neethlingshof Estate Merlot, S.A

Rating:3.6/5 from 578 reviews

3.Four Cousins Merlot, S.A

Rating:3.6/5 from 14 reviews

2..Coleccion Privada Merlot, Argentina

Rating:3.6/5 from1 445 reviews

1.Geyser Peak Merlot, USA

Rating:3.6/5 from 1212 reviews

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