93%
of 2,455
would buy again
93%
of 2,455
About this rating

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Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2017

93% of 2,455

2019

96% of 1,220

2014

Too early to tell

2012

88% of 3,590

Sam Plunkett The Butterfly Effect Reserve Shiraz 2017

93%
of 2,455
would buy again
93%
of 2,455
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

93% of 2,455

2019

96% of 1,220

2014

Too early to tell

2012

88% of 3,590

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If you buy one of our wines and disagree with the Market Price, or it's not your cup of tea, we'll give you your money back.

  • RedHeads The Red Sedan Cabernet Shiraz 2016

    Sold by Laithwaites

    £11.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

  • Winemaker Series Shiraz 2016

    Sold by Majestic Wine

    £11.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

£11.99

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Sam Plunkett The Butterfly Effect Reserve Shiraz 2017

93%
of 2,455
would buy again
93%
of 2,455
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

93% of 2,455

2019

96% of 1,220

2014

Too early to tell

2012

88% of 3,590

Market Price
To show you the value you're getting as an Angel...

Every month, we benchmark a selection of our wines against up to three comparable wines on the market. The Market Price is based on the price of those wines.

What do we mean by benchmark? We order the wines in and taste them blind against our own, or we use our market knowledge (over 30 years between us) to set an industry standard Market Price.

If you buy one of our wines and disagree with the Market Price, or it's not your cup of tea, we'll give you your money back.

  • RedHeads The Red Sedan Cabernet Shiraz 2016

    Sold by Laithwaites

    £11.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

  • Winemaker Series Shiraz 2016

    Sold by Majestic Wine

    £11.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

£11.99

Angels Angel Price

£9.99

Market Price
To show you the value you're getting as an Angel...

Every month, we benchmark a selection of our wines against up to three comparable wines on the market. The Market Price is based on the price of those wines.

What do we mean by benchmark? We order the wines in and taste them blind against our own, or we use our market knowledge (over 30 years between us) to set an industry standard Market Price.

If you buy one of our wines and disagree with the Market Price, or it's not your cup of tea, we'll give you your money back.

  • RedHeads The Red Sedan Cabernet Shiraz 2016

    Sold by Laithwaites

    £11.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

  • Winemaker Series Shiraz 2016

    Sold by Majestic Wine

    £11.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

£11.99

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£9.99

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About the wine

Sam's taken his best-selling Butterfly Effect Shiraz up a notch...
  • Sam spent years making his name as the bona fide superstar of Aussie Shiraz, winning heaps of prestigious medals and the Best Shiraz in Australia trophy in the process.
  • Thanks to Angel funding, he’s now running a shiny winery of his own. And stunning gems like this Reserve Shiraz are his way of saying thank you!
  • Deliciously juicy, spicy and smooth, it’s made using the very best grapes he could get his rock–star hands on.

Best before
Drink now to 2025. I like to drink this wine when it is relatively young and fruit forward, so over the next year or two. But it can be aged for 5 to 7 years age when it will become more savoury and complex.

Serving advice
Serve at 18-20°C. Open/Decant 30 minutes before serving

Food match
We are big fans of the barbecue at home, including having a US made 'Pit Barrel Cooker'. If I could drink this wine with anything, it would be a tender piece of eye fillet steak off the Pit Barrel with some hickory for smoke!

Sam Plunkett The Butterfly Effect Reserve Shiraz 2017

Contains sulphites

Always check the label

Australia

South Eastern Australia

Syrah | Shiraz

Smooth Red

14.0% ABV

75cl

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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93% of 2,455 would buy it again
£9.99

2017

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