Wine Reviews

Ray Jordan and Winestate Magazine Reviews

If you don’t have yourself a copy and you believe vehemently in Western Australian wine then the 20th edition of the annual ‘The West Australian’ Wine Guide 2021 which features thorough tasting notes and scores for more than 600 Western Australian wines submitted from all the State’s wine regions, is the read you need. Our rugged and diverse Great Southern region has been aptly represented again this year, and Plantagenet Wines are proud to continue to score highly with the much-revered Wine Critic Ray Jordan.

As the leading independent Wine Magazine in Australia since 1978 – Winestate Magazine is a serious contender for the Australian Wine publication of choice for all those interested in taking wine to another level. We have received three, Five Star reviews this year and feel the winemaking and viticulture team have continued to shine for a winery that can only get stronger as it carries on creating award-winning wine year after year.

Sam Kim aims to provide the wine industry, trade and wine enthusiasts a guide to a senior judge’s perspective. We anticipate and admire his opinions as he focuses keenly on the New Zealand and Australian wine markets.


Wyjup Collection Riesling 2019
95 Points – Ray Jordan
4.5 Stars – WineState Magazine
“Quite different from the standard Riesling. Finer, leaner and with a penetrating lancing acidity which really defines this excellent wine. Has the spicy tones synonymous with this region, while a little Riesling lemon pitch edges in. Beautiful exotic aromas. There’s some ageing potential here.” Ray Jordan, The West Australian Wine Guide 2020.

‘Angevin’ Riesling 2020
5 Stars – WineState Magazine
95 Points – Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
“It’s exquisitely styled, showing Granny Smith apple, lime cordial and white flesh nectarine notes on the nose, leading to a concentrated palate that delivers outstanding fruit purity and poise. Refined and stylish with a graceful future ahead.” Sam Kim, September 2020

Angevin Riesling 2020

‘Normand’ Pinot Noir 2019
94 Points – Ray Jordan
95 Points – Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
“This is graceful and multi-layered, showing gorgeous aromas of dark cherry, warm spice, thyme and cedar on the nose, followed by a wonderfully concentrated palate that’s expansive and flowing. It’s splendidly textured and harmonious with loads of seductive flavours. At its best: now to 2027.” Sam Kim, September 2020

‘Lancaster’ Shiraz 2018
95 Points – Ray Jordan
96 Points – Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

“A most stylish expression of Great Southern Shiraz. The vintage has produced beautiful fruit, displaying spices and dried herbs with a plummy, lightly liquored, cherry combo. Savoury, dusty characters with a hint of minerality cut deep into the generous palate. It’s a bold wine with finesse” Ray Jordan, The West Australian Wine Guide 2020.

Lancaster Shiraz 2018

Wyjup Collection Shiraz 2018
96 Points – Ray Jordan

“Powerhouse Shiraz from an outstanding year. Deep, spicy, dark plum with dollops of chocolate. The palate is a maze of intricate workings with gravelly, loamy textures, savoury oak and tarry licorice. The dry, savoury tannins help to focus the palate while the oak holds it even closer. A wine for the future.” Ray Jordan, The West Australian Wine Guide 2020.

Wyjup Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
97 Points + Best Cellaring above $50 – Ray Jordan
5 Stars – WineState Magazine

“Wonderful expression of the essence of Cabernet. The aroma is a lovely combination of liqueur cherry, black currant and tobacco leaf. The palate seamlessly hugs together with its tanning and oak cloak. Has a brilliant brightness and energy. Firm, minerally thread of oyster shell and fresh seaweed. It is so complex” Ray Jordan

Wyjup Collection 2018 Cabernet

‘Aquitaine’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
96 Points + Best Cellaring $26 to $50 – Ray Jordan
96 Points – Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

“This clearly one of the best cabernets from Plantagenet in this range. It is classically structured and defined. Deep blackcurrant strikes in waves then the ironstone minerality and black olive hit. Dark chocolate and black fruits merge seamlessly in the middle palate, while the fine, sinewy tannins extend to the finish” Ray Jordan

Aquitaine Cabernet Sauvignon