Plantagenet Riesling

Available Vintage: 2014
Available Vintage: 2014 | 6x750ml Bottles | RRP: $29.99 | Our Price: $21.99 | Cracka Rating: 5/528

Producer: Plantagenet Type: Wine Varietal: Riesling Region: Great Southern, WA

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2014 Plantagenet Riesling Campbell Mattinson 95 James Halliday 94
  • Plantagenet are renowned specialists with riesling and this release is really humming. It’s full of grapefruit expression with some underlying minerals before a juicy palate that’s full of vital citrus and refreshing acids. It works wonderfully as a palate awakener but will pair brilliantly with oysters.
    Cracka Wine Rating100
  • This is a great Riesling vintage with quite powerful wines displaying an incredible concentration and typicity of fruit. Intense, lifted aromas of ripe limes lead to a palate that is very focused and pure, with spicy citrus flavours and a long, pure mineral finish. A well managed dry extract adds a textural dimension to the wine adding to its depth and complexity.
  • Campbell Mattinson says:

    It’s mostly grown on the Wyjub vineyard, which is blessed – incredibly – with 43 year old riesling vines. Two other vineyards also contribute. It’s made by Cath Oates. It’s a scintillating riesling. Quite something special. It starts floral and limey but it then stretches its legs into slate, chalk, bath salts and citrus rind, the finish really picking up the speed and shooting into the distance.

    95

    James Halliday says:

    The heart of this wine comes from 43yo vines on the estate Wyjup Vineyard in Mount Barker. It is a classic style, asking only one thing: patience. While very good now, it will come into full bloom 5 years hence, a superb wine with a further decade of life in front of it.

    94

    Andrew Graham says:

    The forgotten Western Australian Riesling king, in fine form here. I do wonder why Plantagenet has lost some shine in recent years, for the Riesling, in particular, looks as good as ever. More to that story methinks... 'Pure lime and mineral notes' according to the back label and that's exactly what you're getting. It's seriously dry and seriously intense, that line of limey fruit almost uncompromising in its acid line. Massive acid, unequivocally long and almost too brutal. Normally I'd say drink this young for the purity, but I think this might look better with a little more bottle age softness. Gold medal quality length and acid regardless.

    94

    James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says:

    Bright straw-green; one whiff and one sip will tell you why this wine has won trophies, including that for Best Wine of Show in the Qantas Wine Show of WA Õ12. The sheer quality of the lime-filled palate, with bursts of crunchy acidity and green apple, takes it out of the ordinary. The drink-to date will prove to be conservative, but reflects the pleasure the wine gives now.

    Best Drinking: To 2022
    96

    Jeremy Oliver (2012 Vintage) says:

    Very measured and stylish, with a pristine, heady bouquet of white peach, apple and pear lifted by musky scents of lavender and white flowers. Long and shapely, with a delightful purity of lime, apple and pear flavour underpinned by a fine chalkiness, it finishes long and tangy with a faint hint of confectionary sweetness and a tight, lemony acidity.

    Best Drinking: 2024-2032+
    The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition
    94

    James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says:

    A flowery, almost spicy, bouquet, then a finely chiselled and precise palate, lime and mineral flavours intertwined; long-term future assured.

    Best Drinking: To 2024
    94

    Rob Geddes MW (2009 Vintage) says:

    Riesling here is a crisp dry white and a feast for the nose with apple and florals, and with a chalky acidity woven in for drinking in the first few years.

    Best Drinking: 2014

    Ray Jordan (2009 Vintage) says:

    This is just beautiful. Attacks with a spicy minerally slaty assault on the nose. It's intense and unrelenting. The palate is based on fine delicate acid with a tightly focussed precise fruit intensity that is classic Great Southern riesling. A beauty.

    95

    Jeremy Oliver (2008 Vintage) says:

    A delicate, lightly smoky and mineral perfume of lime Juice, apple, pear and musky floral scents precedes a long and focused palate whose penetrative fruit is underpinned by a coarse linen texture. It finishes long and schisty, with exceptionally persistent fruit neatly punctuated by racy! lime juice acids. First class, with exceptional shape, balance and intensity.

    Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
    95

    Rob Geddes MW (2008 Vintage) says:

    Riesling here is a crisp dry white and a feast for the nose with apple and florals, and with a chalky acidity woven in for drinking in the first few years.

    Australian Wine Vintages 2010 2009

    James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says:

    A little reductive on opening; incredibly tight lemon fruit, and a super-strong core of minerality; there is also a touch of exotic fruit on the palate, but the line and length suggest great longevity.

    Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
    94

    James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says:

    Delicate, crisp, floral apple and lime aromas flow through to the palate, likewise fresh and lively; good length.

    Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
    92

    Jeremy Oliver (2007 Vintage) says:

    Lean, crunchy and rather brittle, this refreshingly dry riesling has a delicate rose petal perfume with meaty, yeast-derived complexity that reveals undertones of musk, lime juice and stonefruit. Long and savoury, with intense lime and lemon flavours culminating in a hint of funkiness, it should flesh out well.

    Australian Wine Annual 2009 2008
    92

    Rob Geddes MW (2007 Vintage) says:

    Riesling here is a crisp dry white and a feast for the nose with apple and florals, and with a chalky acidity woven in for drinking in the first few years.

    Australian Wine Vintages 2010

    James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says:

    Apple and citrus aromas, with a subliminal hint of spice; very pure and long; excellent intensity builds on the finish and aftertaste; citrussy acidity at work.

    Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
    94

    Jeremy Oliver (2006 Vintage) says:

    A delicate, musky and lightly floral perfume of fresh fresh lemony fruit precedes a taut and austere palate whose penetrative citrus and apple-like flavours overlie a chalky undercarriage that extends its length and mouthfeel. It finishes lean and stylish, tight and refreshing.

    Australian Wine Annual 2008 2007
    91

    Rob Geddes MW (2006 Vintage) says:

    Riesling here is a crisp dry white and a feast for the nose with apple and florals, and with a chalky acidity woven in for drinking in the first few years.

    Australian Wine Vintages 2010

    James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says:

    Classic riesling aroma, flavour and profile; apple, passionfruit and citrus, the very good balancing acidity also contributing to length.

    Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
    94

    Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says:

    Intense and musky, with a delightfully floral perfume of lime juice, lemon rind, apple and pear backed by spicy bath powder-like influences. Taut and trim, its long, tight and sculpted palate reveals layers of finely honed mineral and citrus flavours, culminating in a bony, dry and schisty finish.

    Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
    95

    Huon Hooke & Ralph Kyte-Powell (2005 Vintage) says:

    This has a very delicate, floral fragrance. It's truly elegant on the nose, and some more substantial lemon and lime touches sit in the background. The flavour is intense, yet light and subtle, with a steely background, a fine texture and long finish. A riesling of true finesse that should develop well mid-term. A good match for sushi.

    Good Australian Wine Guide 2007 2006
    93

    Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says:

    A very shapely, tight and stylish riesling whose lifted floral perfume and penetrative musky aromas of lime, grapefruit and tangerine are backed by minerally nuances of wet slate. Long and austere, its generous palate of vibrant, racy fruit is supported by a fine powdery chalkiness, culminating in a lingering finish of refreshing cut and definition. Wonderful brightness, expression and mineral complexity.

    Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005
    95

    Jeremy Oliver (2003 Vintage) says:

    Dusty aromas of apricot and citrus rind suggest some botrytis influences, but there's plenty of fresh floral and limey fruit as well. Forward and juicy, it's a musky, spicy riesling with attractive fruit sweetness. It finishes clean and dry, with a slight tin-like note and a suggestion of freshly cut apple.

    Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004

    James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says:

    Very pale, almost water-white; very tight and youthful mineral, slate and acid flavours; simply not ready.

    Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004

    Ray Jordan (2003 Vintage) says:

    A searing flinty dry Riesling shows loads of crisp mineral acid. The aromas have some floral characters with a fresh citrus zestiness. The palate is beautiful dry and refreshing with a lovely fine acid. Will continue to improve. Terrific

    Ray Jordan's 2004 WA Wine Guide 2004

    James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says:

    Light straw-green; strong kerosene characters are already emerging on the bouquet, and likewise on the powerful, grippy palate; in metamorphosis, but will age, albeit at the big end of town.

    Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
    90

    James Halliday (1999 Vintage) says:

    Very pale straw-green; the bouquet is presently closed and stripped, with light mineral characters. A wine begging for time to resolve itself; lively acid on the finish adds strength to the cellaring argument,

    Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001

    James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says:

    Light green-yellow; the bouquet is clean, with lime/mineral fruit in a more restrained mould than usual. The palate is similarly light, crisp and clean, with a mix of delicate, floral lime and passionfruit flavours.

    Australian Wine Companion 2000 1999
    90

    James Halliday (1997 Vintage) says:

    Light straw-green; a fresh, floral passionfruit and citrus bouquet is followed by a wine with abundant lime and passionfruit flavour, yet which retains elegance. Distinct regional style which you either like or dislike.

    Australian Wine Companion 1999 1998
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