92%
of 284
would buy again
92%
of 284
About this rating

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% Would Buy It Again

2017

92% of 284

2016

98% of 161

2015

95% of 194

2014

94% of 428

Sam Plunkett Tait Hamilton Vineyard Shiraz 2017

92%
of 284
would buy again
92%
of 284
About this rating

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2017

92% of 284

2016

98% of 161

2015

95% of 194

2014

94% of 428

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Sam Plunkett Tait Hamilton Vineyard Shiraz 2017

92%
of 284
would buy again
92%
of 284
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

2017

92% of 284

2016

98% of 161

2015

95% of 194

2014

94% of 428

Market Price
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About the wine

Sam's sublime single vineyard Shiraz
  • This is a big wine not to be taken lightly! A deep magenta in the glass with aromas of plum, dark berries, chocolate and raisins along with earthy hints and pepper, all combined to give layer upon layer of plush aromatic complexity. Be sure to decant to appreciate its full effect.
  • The grapes for this wine are hand-grown and picked by Tait Hamilton from his vineyard in Heathcoate, on the border of the Mount Camel Ranges. Tait’s vineyard grows magnificent fruit, and it’s a pleasure to make wine from the best grapes.
  • It’s pretty straight forward to make a good wine with fantastic fruit like this… but to show at its best it needs good (read expensive) new oak barrels. Bondholder funding helped me to buy the luxury oak which takes this wine to the next level. The funding is only part of the story, NW also links us to wonderful Angels which gives the wine a home.

Sam, Winemaker

Best before
Drink now to 2028.

Serving advice
Serve at 16-18°C. Open/Decant 1-2 hours before serving

Food match
We have a great butcher in Avenel, and ideally we'd have a piece of aged beef from Scotty to go with this Shiraz. But in truth it's pretty versatile wine - any red meat, and perhaps follow on with a hard cheese instead of dessert.

Heathcote

Syrah | Shiraz

Big Red

14.9% 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 shoe factory into his very own gleaming high-tech winery and it’s all thanks to Angel funding!

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92% of 284 would buy it again
£13.99

2017

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