The 2019 James Halliday Wine Companion has been released and once again, Plantagenet has received a fantastic result, being reaffirmed as a 5 Red Star Winery, and receiving scores above 90 points for eight of our wines:
2017 House of Plantagenet 'Angevin Riesling: 95 points - Outstanding
Takes a little time to get into its stride, but there's no stopping it once it gets going, the palate with mouthwatering lemon citrus fruit embraced by minerally acidity, the finish long and convincing
2017 Three Lions Riesling: 94 points - Outstanding
"Out of the blocks fractionally more quickly than its Angevin sibling, the floral bouquet first up, the palate round, letting its waist expand with lemon and lime fruit.."
2013 Aged Release Plantagenet Riesling: 96 points - Outstanding
"The wine looks 5 years young, not old. It speaks volumes about the development potential of the Plantagenet Rieslings. The interplay between fruit and acidity is much the same as before other than the increased body and acidity. This will enter the plateau of perfection around '23 and go on from there"
2017 House of Plantagenet 'York' Chardonnay: 94 points - Outstanding
"Fermented and matured for 8 months in French oak (30% new). An altogether elegant wine, employing just the right amount of new oak. Pink grapefruit and white peach occupy the same amount of ground, with no sign of one yielding to the other. The oak is well handled, the length good."
2015 House of Plantagenet 'Lancaster' Shiraz: 94 points - Outstanding
"45+yo vines, whole berries fermented with cultured yeast in open and Potter fermenters, 14 days on skins, matured for 18 months in French oak (40% new). In very different style to its Three Lions sibling, slightly lighter colour, lower alcohol, lighter-bodied, more elegant, more aromatic. It also carries its new French oak well, with total integration just around the corner."
2013 Plantagenet Shiraz: 95 points - Outstanding
"An infusion of ultra-fragrant spice, pepper and licorice opens proceedings, the vibrant red cherry and blood plum fruit unfazed and in no way threatened by tannins or French oak, either. Classic cool climate style"
2017 Three Lions Sauvignon Blanc 91 points - Highly Recommended
2015 Three Lions Shiraz: 90 points - Highly Recommended
2015 House of Plantagenet 'Normand' Pinot Noir: 92 points - Highly Recommended
The 2018 James Halliday Wine Companion has been released and once again, Plantagenet has received a fantastic result, being reaffirmed as a 5 Red Star Winery, and receiving scores above 90 points for eight of our wines:
2015 House of Plantagenet Chardonnay: 95 points - Outstanding + Special Value
"A very impressive Plantagenet chardonnay, its seamless fusion of citrus, stone fruit and creamy, spicy oak laying the foundations for the long, lingering palate. The balance is such is such that it can be enjoyed at any time along the journey, starting now."
2014 House of Plantagenet Shiraz: 95 points - Outstanding + Special Value
"Clear crimson-purple; the fragrant red fruit and spice bouquet provides a perfect launch pad for the fresh, lively medium-bodied palate that follows. It is positively silky in its texture, and equally mouthwatering, as red and black cherries are joined by savoury/spicy tannins. The length of the wine builds and strengthens each time it is re-tasted."
2014 House of Plantagenet Cabernet Sauvignon: 95 points - Outstanding + Special Value
"Plantagenet is in a happy place at the moment. This deliciously juicy cassis-accented wine should melt the heart of the most dedicated pinot noir drinker; the palate is the epitome of elegance, the finish sustained by superfine tannins."
2016 House of Plantagenet Riesling: 92 points - Highly Recommended
2014 Three Lions Cabernet Merlot: 92 points - Highly Recommended + Special Value
2016 Three Lions Chardonnay: 91 points - Highly Recommended + Special Value
2014 Three Lions Shiraz: 91 points - Highly Recommended
2015 House of Plantagenet Riesling: 90 points - Highly Recommended