Mighty good chardonnay. The nose is most attractive. Spices and stone fruit with a melony citrus influence. The palate is controlled with excellent definition and focus. Mealy with spices and brioche characters. Textured with a sustained finish.
A solid cabernet. It’s a medium bodied wine packing heaps of rich flavour. Varietal blackcurrant with a tobacco leaf and slightly earthy savory character. The tannins have a sinewy feel with the oak neatly subordinate to the wine. Has a subtle sappy character on the finish. Excellent wine in the medium term.
Plantagenet Riesling 2014 ($25)
This is a very good Riesling that captures the signature Great Southern spiciness from the nose through to the palate. Has a fine piercing acidity that retains its delicacy through to the finish. Beautiful mouthfeel and a lingering, focused flavour profile.
SCORE 93/100 CELLAR 7 years
Plantagenet chardonnay 2014 ($29.50)
This is one of the best chardonnays yet from Plantagenet. I really do like the subtle expression of the variety with a fine minerality and light savouriness. The palate displays some beautifully integrated, lightly toasty oak and such fine though intense fruit. Perfect palate poise.
SCORE 94/100 CELLAR 6 years
Plantagenet cabernet sauvignon 2013 ($45)
Opens with a load of leafy tobacco and black olive character on the nose. A decent hit of blackcurrant and some dark chocolate overtones add further complexity. The palate delivers with precision and depth. Tightly wound oak and fruit integration with a firmish tannin influence. Finishes with poise.
SCORE 95/100 CELLAR 12 years
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