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2017

91% of 86

2016

95% of 318

2015

85% of 561

2014

89% of 612

2013

95% of 598

Sam Plunkett Gentle Annie Cabernet 2018

90%
of 684
would buy again
90%
of 684
About this rating

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% Would Buy It Again

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2017

91% of 86

2016

95% of 318

2015

85% of 561

2014

89% of 612

2013

95% of 598

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  • Lenton Brae Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

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Sam Plunkett Gentle Annie Cabernet 2018

90%
of 684
would buy again
90%
of 684
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

2018

90% of 684

2017

91% of 86

2016

95% of 318

2015

85% of 561

2014

89% of 612

2013

95% of 598

Market Price
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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.

  • Lenton Brae Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

    Sold by The Wine Society

    £25.00

    (As of 09/04/2020)

  • Robert Oatley Finisterre, Cabernet Sauvignon N/A

    Sold by Waitrose Cellar

    £18.99

    (As of 09/04/2020)

£18.99

Angels Angel Price

£13.99

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  • Lenton Brae Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

    Sold by The Wine Society

    £25.00

    (As of 09/04/2020)

  • Robert Oatley Finisterre, Cabernet Sauvignon N/A

    Sold by Waitrose Cellar

    £18.99

    (As of 09/04/2020)

£18.99

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About the wine

Aussie superstar Sam proves little grapes can pack a big punch
  • The bone dry climate of Central Victoria meant these hardy little grapes were brimming with colour and flavour and Sam knew just what to do to show them at their best.

  • Deep red in colour with a soft tinge of purple, this beautifully balanced wine boasts a sweet and spicy character from the oak, alongside intense aromas of blackberries and blackcurrants.

  • As Sam says, ‘it’s a stylish and sophisticated, full-bodied red that also has a delightful freshness to it. Very classy stuff!’ Anyone else suddenly feeling very thirsty?

Best before
This wine can be enjoyed now, but some will find the tannins too firm as a youngster, so if possible leave it a year or so to let some of this tannin polymerise and become softer. It depends on personal taste, but I'll be most excited drinking the Cabernet when its 5-7 years old.

Serving advice
I think serve the Cabernet at 16-18C. In truth I would open the bottle and get straight into it, but if you have the time and patience it will open up a little if left to breath for an hour or two.

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 2018

Contains sulphites

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Australia

Victoria

Cabernet Sauvignon

Big Red

13.5% 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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90% of 684 would buy it again
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2018

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