85%
of 776
would buy again
85%
of 776
About this rating

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Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2017

85% of 776

2018

83% of 638

2016

86% of 1,004

Adam Mason Merlot 2017

85%
of 776
would buy again
85%
of 776
About this rating

This rating is unique to the current vintage, at the current price. If you're interested to compare, you can see how the previous vintages were rated below...

Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2017

85% of 776

2018

83% of 638

2016

86% of 1,004

Market Price
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Every 6 months we taste and benchmark our wines against up to 3 comparable wines on the market. The Market price you see is based on the price of these wines.

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  • BASTIONS V MERLOT 2018

    Sold by Virgin Wines

    £9.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

  • BILLY BOSCH WESTERN CAPE RESERVE MERLOT 2018

    Sold by Virgin Wines

    £9.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

  • The Comeback King Merlot 2017

    Sold by Laithwaites

    £9.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

£9.99

Angels Angel Price

£7.99

Market Price
To show you the value you’re getting as an Angel...

Every 6 months we taste and benchmark our wines against up to 3 comparable wines on the market. The Market price you see is based on the price of these wines.

If you buy one of our wines and disagree with the Market price, we’ll give you your money back.

  • BASTIONS V MERLOT 2018

    Sold by Virgin Wines

    £9.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

  • BILLY BOSCH WESTERN CAPE RESERVE MERLOT 2018

    Sold by Virgin Wines

    £9.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

  • The Comeback King Merlot 2017

    Sold by Laithwaites

    £9.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

£9.99

Angels Angel Price

£7.99

Adam Mason Merlot 2017

85%
of 776
would buy again
85%
of 776
About this rating

This rating is unique to the current vintage, at the current price. If you're interested to compare, you can see how the previous vintages were rated below...

Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2017

85% of 776

2018

83% of 638

2016

86% of 1,004

Market Price
To show you the value you’re getting as an Angel...

Every 6 months we taste and benchmark our wines against up to 3 comparable wines on the market. The Market price you see is based on the price of these wines.

If you buy one of our wines and disagree with the Market price, we’ll give you your money back.

  • BASTIONS V MERLOT 2018

    Sold by Virgin Wines

    £9.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

  • BILLY BOSCH WESTERN CAPE RESERVE MERLOT 2018

    Sold by Virgin Wines

    £9.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

  • The Comeback King Merlot 2017

    Sold by Laithwaites

    £9.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

£9.99

Angels Angel Price

£7.99

Market Price
To show you the value you’re getting as an Angel...

Every 6 months we taste and benchmark our wines against up to 3 comparable wines on the market. The Market price you see is based on the price of these wines.

If you buy one of our wines and disagree with the Market price, we’ll give you your money back.

  • BASTIONS V MERLOT 2018

    Sold by Virgin Wines

    £9.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

  • BILLY BOSCH WESTERN CAPE RESERVE MERLOT 2018

    Sold by Virgin Wines

    £9.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

  • The Comeback King Merlot 2017

    Sold by Laithwaites

    £9.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

£9.99

Angels Angel Price

£7.99

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About the wine

A delightfully moreish Merlot straight from Stellenbosch
  • The winemaking process behind this Merlot was kept as simple as possible, no crazy pump-over regime, just a focus on the gentle handling of the fruit and ageing of the wine in French oak casks for around 10 months.
  • I've had my eye on this specific block for a while and I'm so glad to finally get my hands on the fruit. The close proximity of this vineyard to False Bay and the Atlantic ocean results in an early harvested crop, before the vines have started to bear any signs of heat-related stress - perfect for making juicy, fruity Merlot.
  • Youthful in appearance, expect an explosion of dark fruits and a lovely chalky texture that's dangerously moreish, easy-drinking, and oh so smooth.

Adam Mason, Winemaker

Best before
Drink now to 2021

Serving advice
Serve at just below room temperature

Food match
Venison, Babotie (a Cape Malay mince dish) or even a mild vegetable-based curry.

Adam Mason Merlot 2017

Contains sulphites

Always check the label

South Africa

Stellenbosch

Merlot

Smooth Red

13.0% ABV

75cl

Meet the winemaker - Adam Mason

  • Adam has over 2 decades of winemaking experience under his belt. He spent 8 years at Klein Constantia - where he was responsible for Vin de Constance, one of the best sweet wines in the world. More recently, Adam was responsible for the revival of South Africa's prestigious Mulderbosch winery.

  • Although most famous for his sweet wines, Adam is passionate about trying new varietals and techniques – and his knack for finding the perfect vineyard spot is uncanny!
  • His hallmark? Carefully thought through, classy wines that are the perfect examples of their style, but also respect the uniqueness of site and vintage.

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85% of 776 would buy it again
£7.99

2017

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