96%
of 589
would buy again
96%
of 589
About this rating

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2016

96% of 589

2015

95% of 999

Sam Plunkett Whitegate Vineyard Shiraz 2016

96%
of 589
would buy again
96%
of 589
About this rating

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Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2016

96% of 589

2015

95% of 999

Market Price
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  • Teusner The Riebke Shiraz 2016

    Sold by Waitrose Cellar

    £19.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

  • Bird in Hand Shiraz 2016

    Sold by Waitrose Cellar

    £19.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

£19.99

Angels Angel Price

£13.99

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.

  • Teusner The Riebke Shiraz 2016

    Sold by Waitrose Cellar

    £19.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

  • Bird in Hand Shiraz 2016

    Sold by Waitrose Cellar

    £19.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

£19.99

Angels Angel Price

£13.99

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Sam Plunkett Whitegate Vineyard Shiraz 2016

96%
of 589
would buy again
96%
of 589
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

96% of 589

2015

95% of 999

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.

  • Teusner The Riebke Shiraz 2016

    Sold by Waitrose Cellar

    £19.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

  • Bird in Hand Shiraz 2016

    Sold by Waitrose Cellar

    £19.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

£19.99

Angels Angel Price

£13.99

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.

  • Teusner The Riebke Shiraz 2016

    Sold by Waitrose Cellar

    £19.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

  • Bird in Hand Shiraz 2016

    Sold by Waitrose Cellar

    £19.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

£19.99

Angels Angel Price

£13.99

Never Miss Out

Guarantee yourself first dibs of the next vintage (and every vintage thereafter) by popping your name on the reserve list. Nothing to pay today!

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About the wine

Top-drawer Shiraz from the man who won Best Shiraz in Australia
  • 18 months ago, you voted for me to make my fantasy Shiraz - So I decided to make you a one-off, special wine as a proper treat! I used Angel funding to secure fruit from an award-winning family vineyard I've been working with for years.
  • The Whitegate vineyard is elevated above sea level - the cooler temperature means a longer growing season which really maxes the fruit’s flavour, resulting in something really quite special.
  • I broke all the rules with this one, and the result has blown me away. It’s insanely delicious – rich and powerful yet velvety smooth to drink.
  • Sam, Winemaker

Best before
Drink now to 2025. The wine has good intensity of flavour, and a plushness which make it a lovely drink now. The normal language about aging is to say it will 'improve' in the bottle. But I'm just going to say it will develop, because I really do think its a lovely drink now. I know it will be more savoury and complex as it develops, but not necessarily improved from now!

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

Food match
Roasted whole piece of Eye Fillet steak. A bit of the charry black stuff on the outside, and juicy pink inside!

Sam Plunkett Whitegate Vineyard Shiraz 2016

Contains sulphites

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Australia

Strathbogie Ranges

Syrah | Shiraz

Big Red

14.8% ABV

75cl

Vegan

Vegetarian

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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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96% of 589 would buy it again
£13.99

2016

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