93%
of 120
would buy again
93%
of 120
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

93% of 120

2017

91% of 356

2016

87% of 250

2014

92% of 483

2013

93% of 559

Kruger Family Merlot 2018

93%
of 120
would buy again
93%
of 120
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

93% of 120

2017

91% of 356

2016

87% of 250

2014

92% of 483

2013

93% of 559

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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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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Kruger Family Merlot 2018

93%
of 120
would buy again
93%
of 120
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

93% of 120

2017

91% of 356

2016

87% of 250

2014

92% of 483

2013

93% of 559

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.

  • 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 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.

  • Meerlust Merlot, Stellenbosch 2015

    Sold by Tanners Wines

    £21.00

    (As of 18/11/2019)

£19.99

Angels Angel Price

£10.99

Never Miss Out

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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, a lovely lifted flavour and a smooth, rich finish, 

Best before
Drink not to 2025

Serving advice
This Merlot is ready to drink, get out a big glass and see it evolve after pouring.

Food match
I tried a post bottling sample this past weekend with Karoo Lamb chops (cutlets), it went down a treat!!

Kruger Family Merlot 2018

Contains sulphites

Always check the label

South Africa

Stellenbosch

Merlot

Smooth Red

14.5% 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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93% of 120 would buy it again
£10.99

2018

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