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Plantagenet Pinot Noir

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Plantagenet Pinot Noir

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James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Clear red-purple; in some vintages Mt Barker can produce Pinot with marked varietal character, and '10 was one of these; it has obvious bramble/forest floor/spice characters, but a deep well of cherry and plum fruit to meet the challenge. Complex and enjoyable now, and should remain so through the rest of this decade.
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Strong, bright colour; without doubt the best Plantagenet Pinot Noir since '94, the black cherry and plum fruit expression pure pinot; the balance and length on the palate are likewise impressive, and the wine will gain more complexity with time.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Light to medium-bodied; savoury, spicy, stemmy aromas and flavours; some length, but rather dry.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
Jeremy Oliver (2003 Vintage) says
A juicy short-term pinot whose fragrance of maraschino cherries and rose petals overlies spicy, meaty suggestions of undergrowth, cinnamon, doves and nutmeg. Smooth and supple. the silky palate delivers a juicy expression of cherry/plum fruit supported by fine tannins and well-handled oak. It finishes with a smoky, meaty aspect that suggests a low-grade presence of brettanomyces, and is likely to become more evident with time.
Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005
Jeremy Oliver (2002 Vintage) says
Lacking real varietal definition, this sappy and slightly raw-edged pinot is a little rubbery, meaty and sweaty. Its round, tomatoey expression of plum-like fruit is green-edged and stewy, finishing sappy with green bean-like flavours.
Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Stylish and elegant wine; savoury flavours but silky mouthfeel; line and length; best for years.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
Max Allen & Peter Forrestal (2001 Vintage) says
This is one of the better pinots produced at Plantagenet in the Great Southern. It is soft and smooth with distinct savoury, sour cherry flavours and a long, almost lush palate. Good value.
Quaff 2004 2003
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Light red, with the colour already starting to change; a light, dusty, savoury bouquet is followed by a palate showing the best varietal character since the '94 vintage, with savoury, mint overtones.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Medium red; the bouquet is plain, with slight green fruit/canopy astringency. The palate shows some pinot noir varietal character but overall is a little hard. The essence of these wines should be softness in the mouth, which this wine doesn't have.
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
James Halliday (1995 Vintage) says
Medium to full red-purple; clean plum and strawberry fruit on the bouquet lacks the race and intensity of the '94, but is nonetheless pretty useful. On the palate has quite good varietal character and depth of fruit, tending slightly to cherry jam; not in the Olympian class of the '94, but not a bad wine.
Australian Wine Companion 1998 1997

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