93%
of 1,470
would buy again
93%
of 1,470
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

2019

93% of 1,470

2018

94% of 1,380

2017

93% of 1,334

2016

93% of 1,321

2015

93% of 2,394

2014

91% of 1,882

2013

93% of 2,420

2012

91% of 3,697

2011

91% of 3,058

Virgile Joly Merlot 2019

93%
of 1,470
would buy again
93%
of 1,470
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

2019

93% of 1,470

2018

94% of 1,380

2017

93% of 1,334

2016

93% of 1,321

2015

93% of 2,394

2014

91% of 1,882

2013

93% of 2,420

2012

91% of 3,697

2011

91% of 3,058

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What do we mean by benchmark? We order the wines in and taste them blind against our own, or we use our market knowledge (over 30 years between us) to set an industry standard Market Price.

If you buy one of our wines and disagree with the Market Price, or it's not your cup of tea, we'll give you your money back.

  • Ginestières Merlot 2017

    Sold by Laithwaites

    £9.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

  • Côté Mas Rouge 2016

    Sold by Majestic Wine

    £8.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

  • Bergerac Rouge, Château Tour des Gendres 2017

    Sold by The Wine Society

    £8.75

    (As of 24/09/2019)

£8.99

Angels Angel Price

£7.99

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

Every month, we benchmark a selection of our wines against up to three comparable wines on the market. The Market Price is based on the price of those wines.

What do we mean by benchmark? We order the wines in and taste them blind against our own, or we use our market knowledge (over 30 years between us) to set an industry standard Market Price.

If you buy one of our wines and disagree with the Market Price, or it's not your cup of tea, we'll give you your money back.

  • Ginestières Merlot 2017

    Sold by Laithwaites

    £9.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

  • Côté Mas Rouge 2016

    Sold by Majestic Wine

    £8.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

  • Bergerac Rouge, Château Tour des Gendres 2017

    Sold by The Wine Society

    £8.75

    (As of 24/09/2019)

£8.99

Angels Angel Price

£7.99

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Virgile Joly Merlot 2019

93%
of 1,470
would buy again
93%
of 1,470
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

2019

93% of 1,470

2018

94% of 1,380

2017

93% of 1,334

2016

93% of 1,321

2015

93% of 2,394

2014

91% of 1,882

2013

93% of 2,420

2012

91% of 3,697

2011

91% of 3,058

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

Every month, we benchmark a selection of our wines against up to three comparable wines on the market. The Market Price is based on the price of those wines.

What do we mean by benchmark? We order the wines in and taste them blind against our own, or we use our market knowledge (over 30 years between us) to set an industry standard Market Price.

If you buy one of our wines and disagree with the Market Price, or it's not your cup of tea, we'll give you your money back.

  • Ginestières Merlot 2017

    Sold by Laithwaites

    £9.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

  • Côté Mas Rouge 2016

    Sold by Majestic Wine

    £8.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

  • Bergerac Rouge, Château Tour des Gendres 2017

    Sold by The Wine Society

    £8.75

    (As of 24/09/2019)

£8.99

Angels Angel Price

£7.99

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

Every month, we benchmark a selection of our wines against up to three comparable wines on the market. The Market Price is based on the price of those wines.

What do we mean by benchmark? We order the wines in and taste them blind against our own, or we use our market knowledge (over 30 years between us) to set an industry standard Market Price.

If you buy one of our wines and disagree with the Market Price, or it's not your cup of tea, we'll give you your money back.

  • Ginestières Merlot 2017

    Sold by Laithwaites

    £9.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

  • Côté Mas Rouge 2016

    Sold by Majestic Wine

    £8.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

  • Bergerac Rouge, Château Tour des Gendres 2017

    Sold by The Wine Society

    £8.75

    (As of 24/09/2019)

£8.99

Angels Angel Price

£7.99

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About the wine

Virgile has come up trumps with this smooth little number...
  • Virgile Joly is a minor genius with the Merlot grape, and he's come up trumps with this little number...
  • In the mouth it's a fruit bomb of juicy red cherries and berries and, once the initial explosion settles, you are left with just a touch of wood smoke. Bloomin' lovely!
  • A hunk of red meat, lots of roast potatoes, a smidge of veg (to keep mum happy) and a case of this. That's Sunday sorted.

Best before
Drink now to 2022

Serving advice
Serve at 18-20°C. Open/Decant 30+ minutes before serving

Food match
This pairs well with red meat dishes - grilled or cooked with tomato sauce. It will go perfectly with complex dishes like a chili - full of spices, or simply with different pizzas for example pepperoni. And for dessert, go for vegan dark chocolate chip cookies!Bon apetit !

Virgile Joly Merlot 2019

Contains sulphites

Always check the label

France

Languedoc-Roussillon

Merlot

Smooth Red

14.0% ABV

75cl

Vegan

Vegetarian

Meet the winemaker - Virgile Joly

  • Virgile Joly is almost annoyingly perfect. He's ultra organic, with the certificates to prove it. Dashingly good looking, with a beautiful wife (who fell in love with him after one harvest). Stupidly talented with wine, he has glowing reviews from the doyenne of wine writing, Jancis Robinson.
  • Plus he's not afraid of hard work. He bottled his first vintage himself. 3,000 bottles, Virgile and a funnel. Now that's dedication!
  • 10 years later, he's producing some of the Languedoc's most sought after wines and we're using Angel funding to help him expand his winery and go on to even greater things. Plus his surname brings a smile to our face every time we see it - what's not to like!

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93% of 1,470 would buy it again
£7.99

2019

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