"The WA Riesling revival is in full swing this year and Plantagenet, a newcomer to The 100, is perhaps, on one level, a square peg in a round hole. (However that is our problem, not the wine's!) Taste it again and appreciate the angular, cool, mineral-driven nature of this wine and see just how appealing it could be to the greater public. The responsibility might fall to producers like this to introduce Riesling to its true, new audience rather than relying on the more famous Clare and Eden Valleys." - Matthew Jukes 100 Best Australian Wines 2009
"A flowery, almost spicy, bouquet, then a finely chiselled and precise palate, lime and mineral flavours intertwined; long-term future assured." - 94 points, James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2011
The Plantagenet winery is located in the Mount Barker township, a sub-district of the Great Southern region in Western Australia. The area is famous for its premium quality, cool climate wine production, its proximity to the Southern Ocean ensuring the slow ripening of the grapes which enhances fruit composition and aromatic qualities. Plantagenet's five vineyards are located to the south and west of the town. Winemaker John Durham joined from Cape Mentelle in 2007.