James Halliday, Australia's most respected wine critic has again rated Plantagenet a 5 star winery in his 2013 Wine Companion, with outstanding reviews for the 2009 Shiraz (94pts), 2010 Pinot Noir (94pts), 2010 Ringbark Riesling (94pts) & 2011 Riesling (94pts).
Regarding the winery James wrote:
"Plantagenet was established by Tony Smith, who continues to be involved in its management 35 years later, notwithstanding that it has been owned by Lionel Samson & Son for many years. He established five vineyards: Bouverie in 1968, Wyjup in 71, Rocky Horror I in 88, Rocky Horror 2 in 97 and Rosetta in 99 and these vineyards are the cornerstone of the substantial production of the consistently high quality wines that have always been the mark of Plantagenet: highly aromatic Riesling, tangy citrus-tinged Chardonnay, glorious Rhone-style Shiraz and ultra-stylish Cabernet Sauvignon. Exports to all major markets."