Plantagenet Awards and Reviews – current vintages

Winemakers Luke Eckersley and Chris Murtha are creating wines in a cool climate environment from the highly unique and diversified region of the Great Southern. The five estate vineyards are overseen by Chief Viticulturist Jordan Ellis who’s philosophy is sustainability and remaining true to the terroir of the region.

Plantagenet has honed its flagship varieties into a distinct Great Southern wine style; a depth of lively flavour, seamless elegance and natural purityJames Halliday

2019 Plantagenet Angevin Riesling – Huon Hooke – 95 Points “Light, bright yellow colour, with a lifted mandarin, gardenia and honey fragrance, positively Germanic. A lovely array of fresh and dried flowers. The palate is delicate and intense at the same moment; refined in its texture and long, with crystalline purity and refreshing properties that linger. It’s not too dry but has a faint lick of sweetness at the core. An excellent wine.”

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit – 95 Points
Nick Stock, – 93 Points

2017 Plantagenet York Chardonnay – Toni Paterson, The Real Review – 92 Points “A powerful chardonnay with a full-fruited palate and nutty sulfides. Decanting is recommended to harmonise the elements. The wine has great intensity and personality”

James Halliday – 94 Points
Sam Kim – 95 Points
Gary Walsh – 93 Points

2018 Plantagenet Normand Pinot Noir – James Suckling – 93 Points “A ripe and rich pinot with lots of dried fruit and spice character. Some coffee, too. Medium to full body. Flavorful finish.”

James Halliday – 92 Points
Ray Jordan – 94 Points
Sam Kim – 94 Points
Silver Medal – Wine Show of WA

2017 Plantagenet Lancaster Shiraz – Sam Kim – 95 Points “This is gorgeously fruited and perfumed on the nose showing dark plum, blackberry, cake spice, game and cedar characters, leading to a wonderfully flavoursome palate that’s supple and rounded. The wine offers terrific fruit power together with a silky texture and fine-grained tannins, making it immensely appealing.”

2017 Plantagenet Aquitaine Cabernet Sauvignon – Sam Kim – 96 Points “This is wonderfully fruited and magnificently styled; the bouquet shows crème de cassis, tobacco, cedar, warm spice and violet aromas, leading to a concentrated palate that offers outstanding depth and focus together with refined mouthfeel and layers of fine chalky tannins. Harmonious, seamless, classically structured and immensely appealing. At its best: now to 2032.”

Ray Jordan – 93 Points