92%
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92%
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Sam Plunkett Gentle Annie Cabernet 2018

92%
of 73
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92%
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  • St Hugo Cabernet Sauvignon n/a

    Sold by First Choice Liquor

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    Sold by Dan Murphy's

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    (As of 11/11/2019)

$40.99

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Sam Plunkett Gentle Annie Cabernet 2018

92%
of 73
would buy again
92%
of 73
About this rating

This rating is based on whether Angels love it enough to buy this vintage again.

Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2018

92% of 73

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.

  • St Hugo Cabernet Sauvignon n/a

    Sold by First Choice Liquor

    $40.00

    (As of 11/11/2019)

  • Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon n/a

    Sold by Dan Murphy's

    $34.95

    (As of 11/11/2019)

$40.99

Angels Angel Price

$26.99

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.

  • St Hugo Cabernet Sauvignon n/a

    Sold by First Choice Liquor

    $40.00

    (As of 11/11/2019)

  • Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon n/a

    Sold by Dan Murphy's

    $34.95

    (As of 11/11/2019)

$40.99

Angels Angel Price

$26.99

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About the wine

Great intensity of flavour and colour!
  • The fruit comes from the Gentle Annie Vineyard near Dookie in Central Victoria. The vines struggle in this relatively dry site, producing a low yielding crop of very small berries. The small berries mean there is a high proportion of skins compared to juice, and because most of the flavour and colour comes from the skins, this gives us really intense colour and flavour!
  • This full bodied wine has a very deep colour, intense blackcurrant cordial aromatics, a splash of tomato bush in the background and also a sweet spice character from the oak.
  • The wine spends 14 months in oak, mainly French and American, but two hogsheads of Hungarian oak, give a real punch of sweet spice. This is a beautifully balanced wine with great intensity of flavour and mouth coating fine grained tannins.

Best before
This wine can be enjoyed now, but some will find the tannins too firm as a youngster, so if possible leave it a year or so to let some of this tannin polymerise and become softer. It depends on personal taste, but I'll be most excited drinking the Cabernet when its 5-7 years old.

Serving advice
I think serve the Cabernet at 16-18C. In truth I would open the bottle and get straight into it, but if you have the time and patience it will open up a little if left to breath for an hour or two.

Food match
This is a pretty versatile red, and would go well with a wide range of red meats, and hard cheese. To pick just one dish, I'd go for roast lamb. The protein in the meat will make the tannin feel softer. And along with the blackcurrant primary aroma is a slight herbal note typical of Cabernet, and this will be a complementary flavour like the sprig of rosemary Mum sometimes puts with roast lamb. Delicious!

Sam Plunkett Gentle Annie Cabernet 2018

Australia

Victoria

Cabernet Sauvignon

Big Red

13.5% ABV

75cl

Vegan

Vegetarian

Meet the winemaker - Sam Plunkett

  • Sourcing grapes from fruit grown on the family vineyard in the Strathbogie ranges of Central Victoria. Winemakers don't come much more in love with their job than Sam who would "happily spend everyday around tanks, barrels, stainless steel toys and wine"
  • A self taught winemaker, a multi award winning winemaker under Plunkett Fowles and currently studying his 'master of wine'.
  • The Angel funding has accelerated the start-up of Wine by Sam and has helped pave the way for Sam to continue making the great wine he loves to make exclusively for you!

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92% of 73 would buy it again
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2018

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