84%
of 128
would buy again
84%
of 128
About this rating

This rating is based on whether Angels love it enough to buy this vintage again. You can also see how this wine rated for previous vintages.

Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2017

84% of 128

2018

88% of 33

Westbound Truffle Block Merlot 2017

84%
of 128
would buy again
84%
of 128
About this rating

This rating is based on whether Angels love it enough to buy this vintage again. You can also see how this wine rated for previous vintages.

Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2017

84% of 128

2018

88% of 33

Market Price
Angels save money compared to Market Price...

Our market price is what you’d actually have to pay for this wine at an old-fashioned retail store.

It’s based on the price of similarly rated benchmark bottles on the market.

We test these market prices every vintage with blind tasting panels, to make sure the’re honest and accurate.

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

  • Katnook Estate Merlot n/a

    Sold by First Choice Liquor

    $36.00

    (As of 24/05/2019)

  • Fermoy Estate Merlot n/a

    Sold by Dan Murphy's

    $32.99

    (As of 23/05/2019)

$30.99

Angels Angel Price

$19.99

Market Price
Angels save money compared to Market Price...

Our market price is what you’d actually have to pay for this wine at an old-fashioned retail store.

It’s based on the price of similarly rated benchmark bottles on the market.

We test these market prices every vintage with blind tasting panels, to make sure the’re honest and accurate.

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

  • Katnook Estate Merlot n/a

    Sold by First Choice Liquor

    $36.00

    (As of 24/05/2019)

  • Fermoy Estate Merlot n/a

    Sold by Dan Murphy's

    $32.99

    (As of 23/05/2019)

$30.99

Angels Angel Price

$19.99

Westbound Truffle Block Merlot 2017

84%
of 128
would buy again
84%
of 128
About this rating

This rating is based on whether Angels love it enough to buy this vintage again. You can also see how this wine rated for previous vintages.

Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2017

84% of 128

2018

88% of 33

Market Price
Angels save money compared to Market Price...

Our market price is what you’d actually have to pay for this wine at an old-fashioned retail store.

It’s based on the price of similarly rated benchmark bottles on the market.

We test these market prices every vintage with blind tasting panels, to make sure the’re honest and accurate.

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

  • Katnook Estate Merlot n/a

    Sold by First Choice Liquor

    $36.00

    (As of 24/05/2019)

  • Fermoy Estate Merlot n/a

    Sold by Dan Murphy's

    $32.99

    (As of 23/05/2019)

$30.99

Angels Angel Price

$19.99

Market Price
Angels save money compared to Market Price...

Our market price is what you’d actually have to pay for this wine at an old-fashioned retail store.

It’s based on the price of similarly rated benchmark bottles on the market.

We test these market prices every vintage with blind tasting panels, to make sure the’re honest and accurate.

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

  • Katnook Estate Merlot n/a

    Sold by First Choice Liquor

    $36.00

    (As of 24/05/2019)

  • Fermoy Estate Merlot n/a

    Sold by Dan Murphy's

    $32.99

    (As of 23/05/2019)

$30.99

Angels Angel Price

$19.99

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About the wine

The Truffle Block delivers again!
  • Ben’s been longing to craft a premium Merlot for years but, in all honesty, simply couldn’t get enough grapes of the highest quality to justify the make - until now! Hand picked to guarantee only the most pristine bunches with vibrant fruit flavours are kept.

  • Gently matured in seasoned French oak to retain the intensely perfumed and naturally bright, black plum, dark cherry and blueberry aromas. Sooo richly flavoured with jubey fruit intensity and hints of sweet oak this is a premium, almost French-style, of Merlot.

  • With just a miserly 150 cases of Truffle Block Merlot in existence, you better get your skates!

Best before
Drink young for bright and intensive fruit, but cellar for 5-8 years for a softer more luscious mouthfeel. Will peak at 3-5 years.

Serving advice
Open at room temperature, and if drinking in the first 4-5 years, this wine will reward you for decanting and allowing at least 30 minutes before drinking.

Food match
Slow cooked herb crusted lamb, with some seasonal roasted vegetables. Must be served with generous shaved black truffle.

Westbound Truffle Block Merlot 2017

Contains sulphites

Always check the label

Australia

Pemberton

Merlot

Big Red

14.0% ABV

75cl

Meet the winemaker - Ben Rector

  • Ben Rector is out to show the potential of the lesser known vineyards of WA. With 20 years experience across some of Australia's premier winemaking regions, he knows exactly what to look for in grape growing quality, no matter the climate.
  • The Pemberton and Geographe regions of South West WA are Ben's main focus. His aged release reds have all sold out in record time, and his flair for Chardonnay is undeniable. 
  • Ben takes great pride in his artistic licence, always ensuring that his wines go above and beyond. Angel feedback is gold dust, and the support he has received has allowed Ben to increase his output astronomically. All this in two short Naked years...what will he do next?! 

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84% of 128 would buy it again
$19.99

2017

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