Sam Plunkett The Butterfly Effect Reserve Red 2017

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Smooth, lusciously-layered red blend from your Aussie All-Star

    • Thanks to thousands of rave reviews for his Shiraz, this Aussie superstar got funding to make you a blend that's bloody-oath DELICIOUS - full of juicy red fruits and a nice, toasty finish.

    • Your winemaker’s been itching to make a luscious, layered blend like this. "Bringing the wine to life in the winery's my favorite part... like building a custom car!,” he says. “I love the entire process.”

    • A smooth, tummy-warming red blend like this will bring dinners like rack of lamb and rich, saucey pastas to the next level.

Aging advice
This wine will have two lives. My preference is to drink it over the next year or two and enjoy the primary fruit flavours. But this wine has capacity to age for up to 5 years, and I know some people will prefer it when it has become softer and developed the savoury more complex flavours of a maturing red.

Serving advice
No need to decant. Ideally serve at 16-18C

Local food match
This is quite a versatile red, but for me a favourite match with this Cabernet Merlot is roast lamb.