89%
of 316
would buy again
89%
of 316
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2016

89% of 316

2016

89% of 315

2015

83% of 783

2014

89% of 623

2013

95% of 608

Sam Plunkett Gentle Annie Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

89%
of 316
would buy again
89%
of 316
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...

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% Would Buy It Again

2016

89% of 316

2016

89% of 315

2015

83% of 783

2014

89% of 623

2013

95% of 608

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    Sold by The Wine Society

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    Sold by Waitrose Cellar

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    (As of 31/05/2019)

£18.99

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  • Lenton Brae Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

    Sold by The Wine Society

    £25.00

    (As of 31/05/2019)

  • Robert Oatley Finisterre, Cabernet Sauvignon N/A

    Sold by Waitrose Cellar

    £18.99

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Sam Plunkett Gentle Annie Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

89%
of 316
would buy again
89%
of 316
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

2016

89% of 316

2016

89% of 315

2015

83% of 783

2014

89% of 623

2013

95% of 608

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.

  • Lenton Brae Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

    Sold by The Wine Society

    £25.00

    (As of 31/05/2019)

  • Robert Oatley Finisterre, Cabernet Sauvignon N/A

    Sold by Waitrose Cellar

    £18.99

    (As of 31/05/2019)

£18.99

Angels Angel Price

£13.99

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.

  • Lenton Brae Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

    Sold by The Wine Society

    £25.00

    (As of 31/05/2019)

  • Robert Oatley Finisterre, Cabernet Sauvignon N/A

    Sold by Waitrose Cellar

    £18.99

    (As of 31/05/2019)

£18.99

Angels Angel Price

£13.99

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About the wine

Sam's intense, deep crimson nectar is exactly what a fine wine should taste like
  • Sam’s Gentle Annie Cab is the very definition of a fine wine. Opulent, full-bodied, rich and powerful, it’s packed with black fruit and balanced with lovely herbal and spicy notes from the oak.
  • It's delicious now. But this wine will be build in refined savoury complexity over time… so if you have a secret hidy hole, it's the sort of wine you could stash for a while and come back to.
  • Whatever you do, just don’t open this on a Tuesday night when you’re tired. This wine deserves the best meal, the best company, the best occasion, and it won’t let you down.

Best before
Drink now to 2028. This wine can be enjoyed now, but some will find the tannins a bit firm as a youngster, so if possible leave it a year or so for some of the tannins to evolve and become softer. This is certainly one of those wines which will have another life as a more savoury complex mature wine with 5-10 years bottle age.

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

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 Sauvignon 2016

Australia

Victoria

Cabernet Sauvignon

Big Red

14.6% ABV

75cl

Vegan

Vegetarian

Meet the winemaker - Sam Plunkett

  • Legend is a word we sometimes overuse, but in Sam's case, it's true. Over in Oz he’s regarded as one of their greatest living winemakers. Getting on for a thousand medals and trophies to his name, including the daddy of them all – the Best Shiraz in Australia Trophy at the 2010 Great Australian Shiraz Challenge.
  • Yet if you met him, you’d probably mistake him for the gardener. He’s one of the most down-to-earth, approachable blokes you’ll ever meet. He wears a beat-up old hat and drives a beat-up old pick up, and when he’s not in the vineyard, you’re likely to find him up a ladder with a wrench in his hand.
  • From being in a pretty sticky situation back in 2011 when he was unexpectedly bought-out by his business partner, Sam has just achieved his lifetime dream; he’s converted an old textile factory into his very own gleaming high-tech winery and it’s all thanks to Angel funding!

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89% of 316 would buy it again
£13.99

2016

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