85%
of 287
would buy again
85%
of 287
About this rating

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2016

85% of 287

2014

94% of 418

Sam Plunkett Major Plains Vineyard Shiraz 2016

85%
of 287
would buy again
85%
of 287
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2014

94% of 418

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  • Bird in Hand Shiraz 2016

    Sold by Waitrose Cellar

    £19.99

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  • Teusner The Riebke Shiraz 2016

    Sold by Waitrose Cellar

    £19.99

    (As of 31/05/2019)

£19.99

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  • Bird in Hand Shiraz 2016

    Sold by Waitrose Cellar

    £19.99

    (As of 31/05/2019)

  • Teusner The Riebke Shiraz 2016

    Sold by Waitrose Cellar

    £19.99

    (As of 31/05/2019)

£19.99

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  • Bird in Hand Shiraz 2016

    Sold by Waitrose Cellar

    £19.99

    (As of 31/05/2019)

  • Teusner The Riebke Shiraz 2016

    Sold by Waitrose Cellar

    £19.99

    (As of 31/05/2019)

£19.99

Angels Angel Price

£13.99

Sam Plunkett Major Plains Vineyard Shiraz 2016

85%
of 287
would buy again
85%
of 287
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

85% of 287

2014

94% of 418

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.

  • Bird in Hand Shiraz 2016

    Sold by Waitrose Cellar

    £19.99

    (As of 31/05/2019)

  • Teusner The Riebke Shiraz 2016

    Sold by Waitrose Cellar

    £19.99

    (As of 31/05/2019)

£19.99

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.

  • Bird in Hand Shiraz 2016

    Sold by Waitrose Cellar

    £19.99

    (As of 31/05/2019)

  • Teusner The Riebke Shiraz 2016

    Sold by Waitrose Cellar

    £19.99

    (As of 31/05/2019)

£19.99

Angels Angel Price

£13.99

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About the wine

This sumptuous single vineyard Shiraz has been given the VIP treatment by Sam
  • When Scott Feldtmann (who looks after the Gentle Annie vineyard) offered me some pristine fruit from his own vineyard, Major Plains, I knew it would be too good an opportunity to pass up! The vineyard is dry grown and produces a very small crop of intensely coloured and concentrated fruits.
  • To show at its best, high end red wine needs new oak barrels, and these are expensive. Bond funding helped me to buy the best oak which lets this wine sing. Truth is, I wouldn’t be making this wine without the fantastic support of Bondholders!
  • An impressive inky depth fills your glass with a purple rim. It has a great intensity of flavour - rich and powerful with great length. There is also a velvetiness to it, which makes it attractive to drink rather than just being all about power. I hope you’ll be blown away by it!

Sam, Winemaker

Best before
Drink now to 2030. With red meat to soften the tannins this wine can be enjoyed now, but I think this is one of those wines which will shine with 3-4 years bottle age. And for people who like the savoury characters of seriously mature wine, this Shiraz has the structure and high flavour intensity to let it age a decade or more.

Serving advice
Serve at 15-16°C. Open/Decant 30 minutes before serving

Food match
Delicious with char-grilled steak.

Sam Plunkett Major Plains Vineyard Shiraz 2016

Australia

Victoria

Syrah | Shiraz

Big Red

14.3% 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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85% of 287 would buy it again
£13.99

2016

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