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2015 Plantagenet Great Southern Riesling

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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.

Winemaker's Notes

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.

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2015 Plantagenet Great Southern Riesling

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James Halliday (2014 Vintage) 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.
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Campbell Mattinson (2014 Vintage) 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
Andrew Graham (2014 Vintage) 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

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