Merlot Regions

Ray Jordan in the Western Australian Wine Guide 2014 says of Western Australian Merlot:

There are some rather nice merlots being grown in Western Australia that are used asstraight varietals BUT in the mail this variety is used as a blending option for cabernet

Merlot has a fruity flesh mid palate opulence that fills the cabernet rather nicely
Best Regions:

Margaret River
Blackwood Valley
Manjimup
Pemberton