On Wednesday the 9th of October a number of wine media personalities attended our exclusive 40 years wine tasting at our Mount Barker Winery and also our celebratory dinner that evening at Maitraya Private Retreat. Among the esteemed guests were James Halliday, Peter Forrestal, Angus Highson, Sara Norris, Julie-anne Sprague and John Jens. Keep an eye out for articles on these events in November 2013.
Plantagenet Wines recieved two Gold Medals in the recent Scoop magazine tasting.
See below for the reviews and scores.
Plantagenet 2012 Riesling 94pts – Gold Medal
This was star of the Qantas Wine Show of Western Australia with three trophies, including wine of the show, and marks a return to form for Plantagenet Riesling. It has intense lime blossom aromatics, lemon-lime flavours with a hint of Granny Smith apples, seamless structure and dry chalky acid to finish. Long, deep and classy.
Plantagenet 2010 Shiraz 93pts – Gold Medal
In most years, you can expect this to be one of the state’s finest shiraz. This vintage is bright with peppery, savoury, briary characters on the nose and palate, and hints of blueberry, mint and spice. A firm tannin backbone is balanced by smooth fleshiness.