94%
of 144
would buy again
94%
of 144
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

2020

94% of 144

2019

95% of 4,710

2018

96% of 3,414

2017

94% of 3,014

2016

93% of 5,560

2015

95% of 4,843

2014

95% of 5,286

2013

95% of 6,873

2012

95% of 6,753

2011

95% of 5,653

2010

94% of 4,957

2007

Too early to tell

2009

93% of 3,043

1

90% of 69

Arabella Merlot 2020

94%
of 144
would buy again
94%
of 144
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

2020

94% of 144

2019

95% of 4,710

2018

96% of 3,414

2017

94% of 3,014

2016

93% of 5,560

2015

95% of 4,843

2014

95% of 5,286

2013

95% of 6,873

2012

95% of 6,753

2011

95% of 5,653

2010

94% of 4,957

2007

Too early to tell

2009

93% of 3,043

1

90% of 69

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.

  • Billy Bosch Western Cape Reserve Merlot 2018 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)

£8.99

Angels Angel Price

£6.99

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.

  • Billy Bosch Western Cape Reserve Merlot 2018 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)

£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 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.

  • Billy Bosch Western Cape Reserve Merlot 2018 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)

£8.99

Angels Angel Price

£6.99

Arabella Merlot 2020

94%
of 144
would buy again
94%
of 144
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

2020

94% of 144

2019

95% of 4,710

2018

96% of 3,414

2017

94% of 3,014

2016

93% of 5,560

2015

95% of 4,843

2014

95% of 5,286

2013

95% of 6,873

2012

95% of 6,753

2011

95% of 5,653

2010

94% of 4,957

2007

Too early to tell

2009

93% of 3,043

1

90% of 69

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.

  • Billy Bosch Western Cape Reserve Merlot 2018 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)

£8.99

Angels Angel Price

£6.99

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.

  • Billy Bosch Western Cape Reserve Merlot 2018 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)

£8.99

Angels Angel Price

£6.99

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About the wine

If smooth, easy-drinking reds are your thing, look no further
  • It’s no accident Stephen’s an all-time Naked legend. You'd struggle to find many winemakers making better kit at £6.99 a bottle, and this Merlot is no exception.
  • For starters it has one of the most intense black cherry fruit flavours that taste 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.
  • What's more, because its backed by our Angels, it's not only a great glass, but a pretty good bargain to boot.

Best before
Drink now to 2025

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

Food match
Red meats, tomato based dishes or chocolate desserts

Arabella Merlot 2020

Contains sulphites

Always check the label

South Africa

Western Cape

Merlot

Smooth Red

14.5% ABV

75cl

Vegan

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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94% of 144 would buy it again
£6.99

2020

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