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Angove Butterfly Ridge Shiraz Cabernet

Cracka Rating

Cracka Review

Here's a wine that is soft and sumptuous to drink, perfect with a juicy burger, and can be purchased with loose change! Appealing ripe smells of plums and soft spices float out of the glass, whilst the palate is more medium-bodied with gentle tannins, light oak, and a plush, full finish. 

Winemaker's Notes

Vibrant red with some purple hues. Aromas of red berry fruit and plums with a hint of wood. On the palate the wine shows vibrant mouth-filling fruit with cherry and plum, good length, a touch of wood and a soft full finish.

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Angove Butterfly Ridge Shiraz Cabernet

Expert Reviews

Peter Forrestal (2008 Vintage) says
I tasted this a couple of times including on one of the regular panel tastings for Gourmet Traveller Wine when we tasted a large range of Australian cabernet shiraz. This medium-bodied red showed dried herb, pepper and raspberry characters that were quite savoury, smooth texture and a long finish with a spicy tannin grip
Quaff 2010 2009
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2008 Vintage) says
It's what we like to call a 'great introductory red'. It has a slurp of sweetness but it's not stupid about it, and its berried fruit flavours are more than respectable. It's neither a sexy wine nor a sophisticated one, but in terms of sheer enjoyment this would outdo a lot of wines at thrice the price,
The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009
86
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
A quite substantial wine; red and black fruits, perhaps slightly jammy, but great value nonetheless.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
86
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
84
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
84
Max Allen & Peter Forrestal (2003 Vintage) says
This perennial favourite is, once again, surprisingly fruity and flavoursome for such a cheap red.
Quaff 2005 2004
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Light to medium red-purple; the bouquet has somewhat plain red berry fruit and a touch of spice, the palate has more weight, the flavours a mix of berry, plum and a flick of vanilla. Very cleverly made, and exceptional value at the price.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
82
Max Allen & Peter Forrestal (2001 Vintage) says
We find it hard to believe that anyone could make a wine this good for under six bucks, but the RRP is the one that Angoves supplied, so we have to believe them. No, it's not particularly profound, and it won't keep, but for now—right now—this juicy, fruity wine really is impressive, with its dark purple colour, sweet black jube and cherry flavours and a surprisingly grippy palate. Drink young and fresh.
Quaff 2002 2001

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