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Angas Plains

Lot 52 Angas Plains Road, Langhorne Creek, 5255

Cellar Door: Daily (11-5)

Ph: (08) 8537 3159

Angas Plains is family owned boutique winery owned by Phillip and Judy Cross.

It is located on the flood plains of the Angas River, about 10 km south of Strathalbyn. The vineyards were established between 1994 and 2001.

They have 25 ha of organic vineyards that are mainly dedicated to Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon with a little bit of Chardonnay.

The wines are contract made by Peter Douglas.

Judy also uses the fruit for jams and sauces available from cellar door. The cellar door also offers a range of rustic soups, platters, lamb racks, tapas and pizzas.

Avenmore Tastings
Hayley serving the lamb rack at the cellar door (photo courtesy: Angas Plains)
Tasting Notes

There are three types of Tasting notes:

(W) Notes from the winery (blurbs from bottle)

(GXY) Notes from a GenXY wine reviewer

Angas Plains PJ Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Purchased: Not ($25)

Drink: 2030

(GXY) Tasting: Feb 2017, powerful and deep set black cherry and cassis with violet and olive notes without excess alcohol or extraction, savoury and earthy with persistent dusty tannins and vanilla/cedar oak (****)

Angas Plains PJs Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Purchased: Not ($25)

Drink: 2025

(GXY) Tasting: Apr 2015, from a very strong vintage or the region, 16 months in French oak, perfumed and deep set blackcurrant and black cherry with violet notes and black olive savouriness, medium-full bodied earthy palate, powerful without excess alcohol or heavy extraction, fine dusty tannins and vanilla/cedar oak, will last for ages in the cellar (****)

Angas Plains PJs Shiraz 2008

Purchased: Not ($25)

Drink: 2017

(GXY) Tasting: Sept 2010, Gold Medal at Sydney Wine Show 2010, more intense and complex than the 2006, earthy and medium-full bodied plum cake, blackberry and mulberry with anise and pepper notes, finishes with savoury mineral notes, creamy vanilla-cedar US and French oak with the soft open knit tannins typical of the region, good value example of the Langhorne Creek style, quite approachable now but will develop in the cellar over the medium term (****1/2)

Angas Plains PJs Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Purchased: Not ($25)

Drink: 2016

(GXY) Tasting: Sept 2010, Fleurieu Peninsula Dry Red Trophy at McLaren Vale Wine Show 2007, has the long, attractive and deep set core of blackcurrant fruit of this last excellent Cabernet vintage for southern SA regions before the series of more challenging vintages in 2007-9, perfumed with cherry and violet aspects as well, rich earthy regional character, fine oak tannins and well judged vanilla-cedar (mainly) French oak (****)

Angas Plains PJs Shiraz 2006

Purchased: Not ($25)

Drink: 2015

(GXY) Tasting: Sept 2010, velvety, brightly flavoured and rather ripe plum cake and mulberry with warm toasty brown spices and pepper, smooth and medium bodied with a cedary infusion from the US and French oak, fine oak tannins (***1/2)

Angas Plains Unwooded Chardonnay 2010

Purchased: Not ($14)

Drink: 2011

(GXY) Tasting: Sept 2010, soft, broad and uncomplicated quaffer with green apple and peach flavours with a touch of almond lees, finishes with lemony acids (**1/2)