92%
of 3,321
would buy again
92%
of 3,321
About this rating

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Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2018

92% of 3,321

2017

93% of 2,496

2016

92% of 5,455

2015

95% of 4,902

2014

95% of 5,185

2013

95% of 6,162

2012

95% of 6,604

2011

95% of 5,692

2010

94% of 4,987

2009

89% of 3,253

2007

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Arabella Merlot 2018

92%
of 3,321
would buy again
92%
of 3,321
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

92% of 3,321

2017

93% of 2,496

2016

92% of 5,455

2015

95% of 4,902

2014

95% of 5,185

2013

95% of 6,162

2012

95% of 6,604

2011

95% of 5,692

2010

94% of 4,987

2009

89% of 3,253

2007

No ratings yet

1

77% of 199

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.

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

  • 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)

  • First Cape Special Cuvee Merlot 2018

    Sold by Waitrose Cellar

    £8.19

    (As of 24/09/2019)

£8.99

Angels Angel Price

£6.99

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.

  • 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)

  • First Cape Special Cuvee Merlot 2018

    Sold by Waitrose Cellar

    £8.19

    (As of 24/09/2019)

£8.99

Angels Angel Price

£6.99

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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.

  • 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)

  • First Cape Special Cuvee Merlot 2018

    Sold by Waitrose Cellar

    £8.19

    (As of 24/09/2019)

£8.99

Angels Angel Price

£6.99

Arabella Merlot 2018

92%
of 3,321
would buy again
92%
of 3,321
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

92% of 3,321

2017

93% of 2,496

2016

92% of 5,455

2015

95% of 4,902

2014

95% of 5,185

2013

95% of 6,162

2012

95% of 6,604

2011

95% of 5,692

2010

94% of 4,987

2009

89% of 3,253

2007

No ratings yet

1

77% of 199

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.

  • 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)

  • First Cape Special Cuvee Merlot 2018

    Sold by Waitrose Cellar

    £8.19

    (As of 24/09/2019)

£8.99

Angels Angel Price

£6.99

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.

  • 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)

  • First Cape Special Cuvee Merlot 2018

    Sold by Waitrose Cellar

    £8.19

    (As of 24/09/2019)

£8.99

Angels Angel Price

£6.99

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About the wine

If dark, smooth, easy-drinking reds are your thing, this is trouble in a bottle
  • Stephen de Wet is obsessed with delivering us wines that make our Angels go weak at the knees they taste so good, and this Merlot is no exception.
  • For starters it has one of the most intense black cherry fruit flavours, that feel and taste in the mouth as if they've been whisked up with a shot of espresso and liquid dark chocolate. Add a hint of spice to the finish and you've got one hell of a mouthful of red wine.
  • Also, because its a wine backed by our Angels, it's not only a great glass, but a pretty good bargain to boot.

Best before
Drink now to 2023

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

Food match
Red meats, tomato based dishes, chocolate desserts

Arabella Merlot 2018

South Africa

Western Cape

Merlot

Smooth Red

14.0% ABV

75cl

Vegetarian

Meet the winemaker - Stephen and Jamie de Wet

  • Stephen has been making wine from his family vineyard in the Robertson Valley since the tender age of 17. Winemakers don't come more experienced, or, frankly, downright in love with their work than this man.
  • He's been with us since day one, 10 years ago, when we started out. Ever since, we’ve sold more of his crowd-pleasing Arabella wines than pretty much all of our other winemakers put together. Actually, to be more precise, in a stacking contest it would beat 226 Everests. 
  • We couldn’t have picked a nicer guy to be one of our first, and longest-serving winemakers... and Stephen never forgets it’s the support of wine-mad Angels who’ve been behind his success story.

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92% of 3,321 would buy it again
£6.99

2018

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