90%
of 376
would buy again
90%
of 376
About this rating

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Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2018

90% of 376

2017

92% of 614

2016

88% of 596

2015

89% of 259

Starosel Merlot 2018

90%
of 376
would buy again
90%
of 376
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

2018

90% of 376

2017

92% of 614

2016

88% of 596

2015

89% of 259

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£11.99

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  • Coline d'Enira 2014

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  • CHATEAU MUSAR JEUNE RED 2016

    Sold by Virgin Wines

    £11.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

  • Soli Pinot Noir, Edoardo Miroglio 2016

    Sold by The Wine Society

    £11.95

    (As of 24/09/2019)

£11.99

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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.

  • Coline d'Enira 2014

    Sold by Laithwaites

    £12.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

  • CHATEAU MUSAR JEUNE RED 2016

    Sold by Virgin Wines

    £11.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

  • Soli Pinot Noir, Edoardo Miroglio 2016

    Sold by The Wine Society

    £11.95

    (As of 24/09/2019)

£11.99

Angels Angel Price

£9.99

Starosel Merlot 2018

90%
of 376
would buy again
90%
of 376
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

2018

90% of 376

2017

92% of 614

2016

88% of 596

2015

89% of 259

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.

  • Coline d'Enira 2014

    Sold by Laithwaites

    £12.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

  • CHATEAU MUSAR JEUNE RED 2016

    Sold by Virgin Wines

    £11.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

  • Soli Pinot Noir, Edoardo Miroglio 2016

    Sold by The Wine Society

    £11.95

    (As of 24/09/2019)

£11.99

Angels Angel Price

£9.99

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.

  • Coline d'Enira 2014

    Sold by Laithwaites

    £12.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

  • CHATEAU MUSAR JEUNE RED 2016

    Sold by Virgin Wines

    £11.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

  • Soli Pinot Noir, Edoardo Miroglio 2016

    Sold by The Wine Society

    £11.95

    (As of 24/09/2019)

£11.99

Angels Angel Price

£9.99

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About the wine

Intensely rich, fruity and complex as a crossword puzzle
  • Our terroir here in Bulgaria is known for, and well suited for classic varieties such as Merlot. This variety is very popular in all the wine regions in Bulgaria, hopefully one taste and you’ll see why.
  • Naked Wines is using the most powerful tools – innovations and internet. Investing in winemakers and giving the opportunity for direct interaction between the customers and the winemakers is a revolution and fair game for each party – this win-win philosophy is very attractive to us.
  • The aroma is dominated by specific fruity (cherry, raspberry, blueberry) notes. The nose is intense, complex, and hopefully will appeal to all Angels.

​​​​​​​Angel Angelov, Winemaker

 

Best before
Drink now to 2020

Serving advice
Serve at 16-18°C. Open/Decant 1 hour before serving

Food match
BBQs, grills, roasts, pasta dishes and all types of cheese (except spicy ones) - especially red meat that is lightly grilled. I would pair it with the Thracian pork with honey crisp and potatoes, that we serve in the restaurant next to the cellar. You are warmly welcome to come and visit us here in Starosel and we could undertake a nice little gourmet adventure.

Starosel Merlot 2018

Bulgaria

Thrace

Merlot

Big Red

14.5% ABV

75cl

Vegan

Vegetarian

Meet the winemaker - Angel Angelov

  • Angel is a man on a mission to raise the profile of Bulgarian wines back to their former glory by making some seriously stunning, premium drops.
  • With selective picking and low intervention winemaking, Angel uses a soft and delicate approach to get the most from his vines.
  • He says "the unbelievable terroir of the Thracian Plain is an amazing foundation that must be preserved" - Angel funding will help him do just that!

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