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Plantagenet - Lancaster Shiraz 2014/2015

Information

  • Country: Australia
  • Wine Region: Western Australia
  • Wine Area: Great Southern Range
  • Wine Maker: John Durham
  • Grape: Shiraz/Syrah
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2020
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 90 (2013) VS: 91 (2013) JR: 17 (2008) WS: 91 (2009) WE: 91 (2008) JH: 95 (2013) WF: 89 (2014)

Wine tasting notes

Luscious cherry and blackberry aromas greet the nose, wrapped with chocolate and vanilla. Underlying spicy, peppery and tobacco notes abound that distinguish Shiraz from this region. A silky, textural palate with layered complexity, fine powder tannins and long berry flavours coated with lingering spicy cherry flavours.

Winery Information

Plantagenet

Plantagenet Wines was the first winery in the Great Southern region and produces some of Western Australia's most exciting yet classically elegant wines. Their first vintage was in 1975. The Plantagenet winery is located in the Mount Barker township, a sub-district of the Great Southern region in Western Australia. The area is known for its premium cool climate wine production, its proximity to the Southern Ocean ensuring the slow ripening of the grapes which enhances the aromatic qualities of.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2013)90 pts

Mar 2016 - Reviewer : Lisa Perrotti-Brown. Medium garnet-purple colored, the 2013 Shiraz Estate has a baking spice laced, peppery nose with red cherry, black raspberry and kirsch notes. Light to medium-bodied, it is a lovely example of a spicy / peppery cool-climate Shiraz with tons of red berry characters supported by rounded tannins and lively acid, finishing with great persistence. Drink: 2016 - 2020.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2013)91 pts

Opaque ruby. Smoky cherry pit, cassis and licorice scents, along with suggestions of olive paste, cracked pepper and violet. Distinctly northern Rhône in character, offering bitter cherry, dark berry and floral pastille flavors with a late hint of smoked meat. Shows refreshing spiciness and lift on the gently tannic, tenacious finish, which leaves a sweet floral pastille note behind.

JancisRobinson.com (2008)17 pts

Tasted Jan 2012 - Mostly Bouverie vineyard, planted 1965, first vintage 1974. Dark ruby, hint of eucalyptus but not too much. Cool, fine-grained texture. A note of leather starting to show. Rich, dense and long. (JH)

Wine Spectator (2009)91 pts

Issue Web Only 2012 - Distinctly peppery, a jazzy mouthful of spicy blackberry and boysenberry flavors on a refreshingly open and transparent texture. Has depth and distinctive range of flavor. Drink now through 2017.

Wine Enthusiast (2008)91 pts

All three of Plantagenet’s Shirazes were successful in 2008. This, the flagship bottling, offers aromas of coffee grounds, cherry and cracked black pepper, adding vanilla, spice and charred beef flavors on the palate. It’s harmonious, savory and complex. Drink now–2020 and possibly beyond. — J.C. (2/1/2013)

James Halliday (2013)95 pts

An infusion of ultra-fragrant spice, pepper and licorice opens proceedings, the vibrant red cherry and blood plum fruit unfazed by that, if only because it is in no way threatened by tannins or French oak. Classic cool climate style.

Wine Front (2014)89 pts

Red currants, cinnamon/clove spice, undergrowth and dried herbs, ripe/dried fruits. Palate is smooth and yet peppered with ribs of suede tannins. Curranty fruit with clove/cinnamon, finishes slightly bitter and a touch salty. Structure is good, flavours and texture don’t quite synch. Drying out a bit before its time? OK.

Vinification Notes

Luscious cherry and blackberry aromas greet the nose, wrapped with chocolate and vanilla. Underlying spicy, peppery and tobacco notes abound that distinguish Shiraz from this region. A silky, textural palate with layered complexity, fine powder tannins and long berry flavours coated with lingering spicy cherry flavours.