85%
of 110
would buy again
85%
of 110
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 110

2016

87% of 253

2014

92% of 551

2013

89% of 1,491

Kruger Family Merlot 2017

85%
of 110
would buy again
85%
of 110
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 110

2016

87% of 253

2014

92% of 551

2013

89% of 1,491

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.

  • JOURNEY'S END 'THE CAPE DOCTOR', STELLENBOSCH 2012

    Sold by Tanners

    £21.99

    (As of 10/06/2019)

  • Klein Constantia Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2016

    Sold by Laithwaites

    £21.99

    (As of 10/06/2019)

  • Klein Constantia Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2016

    Sold by Laithwaites

    £21.99

    (As of 10/06/2019)

  • Meerlust Merlot, Stellenbosch 2015

    Sold by Tanners Wines

    £21.00

    (As of 18/11/2019)

£19.99

Angels Angel Price

£10.99

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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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  • JOURNEY'S END 'THE CAPE DOCTOR', STELLENBOSCH 2012

    Sold by Tanners

    £21.99

    (As of 10/06/2019)

  • Klein Constantia Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2016

    Sold by Laithwaites

    £21.99

    (As of 10/06/2019)

  • Klein Constantia Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2016

    Sold by Laithwaites

    £21.99

    (As of 10/06/2019)

  • Meerlust Merlot, Stellenbosch 2015

    Sold by Tanners Wines

    £21.00

    (As of 18/11/2019)

£19.99

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£10.99

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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.

  • JOURNEY'S END 'THE CAPE DOCTOR', STELLENBOSCH 2012

    Sold by Tanners

    £21.99

    (As of 10/06/2019)

  • Klein Constantia Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2016

    Sold by Laithwaites

    £21.99

    (As of 10/06/2019)

  • Klein Constantia Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2016

    Sold by Laithwaites

    £21.99

    (As of 10/06/2019)

  • Meerlust Merlot, Stellenbosch 2015

    Sold by Tanners Wines

    £21.00

    (As of 18/11/2019)

£19.99

Angels Angel Price

£10.99

Kruger Family Merlot 2017

85%
of 110
would buy again
85%
of 110
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 110

2016

87% of 253

2014

92% of 551

2013

89% of 1,491

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.

  • JOURNEY'S END 'THE CAPE DOCTOR', STELLENBOSCH 2012

    Sold by Tanners

    £21.99

    (As of 10/06/2019)

  • Klein Constantia Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2016

    Sold by Laithwaites

    £21.99

    (As of 10/06/2019)

  • Klein Constantia Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2016

    Sold by Laithwaites

    £21.99

    (As of 10/06/2019)

  • Meerlust Merlot, Stellenbosch 2015

    Sold by Tanners Wines

    £21.00

    (As of 18/11/2019)

£19.99

Angels Angel Price

£10.99

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.

  • JOURNEY'S END 'THE CAPE DOCTOR', STELLENBOSCH 2012

    Sold by Tanners

    £21.99

    (As of 10/06/2019)

  • Klein Constantia Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2016

    Sold by Laithwaites

    £21.99

    (As of 10/06/2019)

  • Klein Constantia Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2016

    Sold by Laithwaites

    £21.99

    (As of 10/06/2019)

  • Meerlust Merlot, Stellenbosch 2015

    Sold by Tanners Wines

    £21.00

    (As of 18/11/2019)

£19.99

Angels Angel Price

£10.99

OR
Never Miss Out

Guarantee yourself first dibs of the next vintage (and every vintage thereafter) by popping your name on the reserve list. Nothing to pay today!

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About the wine

Low yield Stellenbosch Merlot for an absolute steal
  • Stellenbosch is the beating heart of the South African wine industry. It has the perfect soils and climate to make some of the best Merlot on the planet.

  • Lucky for us, Johan’s connections there include some of South Africa’s winemaking top brass. So when a mate of his made a vintage of one of the country’s most sought after Merlots, Johan used all his charm (plus a dollop of Angel funding) to snaffle a parcel up for you.

  • From the first sip it’s velvety soft and silky, like proper Merlot should be. With big warm hugs of red fruit. To really lift the flavour and intensify the lovely rich finish, Johan’s added a cheeky splash of Malbec.

Best before
Drink not to 2023

Serving advice
Open/Decant 30 minutes before serving

Food match
Stuffed grilled mushrooms with tomato sauce or lamb chops

Allergy advice
Contains Sulphites. Always check the label.

Kruger Family Merlot 2017

South Africa

Stellenbosch

Merlot

Smooth Red

14.0% ABV

75cl

Vegan

Vegetarian

Meet the winemaker - Johan Kruger

  • When Johan started Kruger Family Wines 3 years ago he’d just chucked in a safe Stellenbosch job to follow his dream. Money was tight so he could only rent a place to make his own wines, and was spending a ton of time on the road selling them. A total waste of his time and talent.
  • Then we got a tip-off from South African legend Bruwer Raats. He said Johan was just the kind of insanely talented, up and coming winemaker Naked was born to champion. We signed him up, gave 200,000 Angels access to his wines, and boom! It was love at first sight (on both sides).
  • Angel funding is helping Johan to plant new vineyards, expand his winery and kit it out with even bigger and better barrels, raising his whole operation. He’s been humbled, and truly gobsmacked, by all the love and support Angels have shown.

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85% of 110 would buy it again
£10.99

2017

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