Plantagenet Shiraz 2007 (6 x 750mL), Great Southern, WA.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
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Overview

A sumptuous, textural palate with not a thing out of place, layered complexity and long berry flavours coated with lingering spicy choc liquorice flavours.

Region:
WA - Other Western Australian
State:
Western Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

An artfully balanced and Rhoney shiraz whose heady, wild and spicy bouquet of dark plums, blackberries and sweet aromatic vanilla oak is backed by black pepper, cloves and licorice. It's long, dark and slightly meaty, with a deep spicy palate tightly knit with a firm, rather bony backbone of fine tannin that simply soaks up its measured component of oak influence, finishing seamless and savoury with lingering suggestions of dark fruit, garny complexity and cracked pepper.Rating 95 - Jeremy Oliver, The Australian Wine Annual 2010

A ripe and savoury bouquet with redcurrant and blackberry, framed by mineral complexity and a little roasted meat; the palate is quite chewy in texture, but has a litheness to the fruit that draws out the very long, and quite juicy conclusion. Drink to 2020 Rating 94 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion Edition 2010

When the vintage is right, and it was in 2007, then these Plantagenet shirazes are some of the finest you will find anywhere in Australia. This is right up there with the finest yet from this historic producer. Warm savoury spicy aromas create a compelling complex bouquet. Beautiful savoury and ever so slightly earthy palate with ripe tannins, perfectly oaked and sumptuous fruit. Great cellaring potential. Good match - Lamb fillet Rating 96 - Ray Jordan, The West Australian (10/09/2010)

The 2007 Shiraz spent 20 months in 40% new French oak. The nose displays white pepper, violets, blueberry and blackberry. This leads to a full-bodied wine with ample ripe fruit, good balance, and 2-3 years of aging potential. Drink it from 2011 - 2019.Rating 89 - Jay Miller, The Wine Advocate#186 (DEC/2009)

A shiraz scent for lovers of Syrah; brushed earth, Havana leaf, tangerine peel, all very limpidly expressed. The palate is deep, full, lively, textured: a mixture of rasberry and underbrush with some of that tangerine perfume lingering into the finish. Tony Smith and winemaker John Durham were kind enough to treat me to a long-range vertical tasting, and the 1978 Plantagenet Shiraz, made by Rob Bowen, was in better shape than the 1978 Chave Hermitage I drank on millenium night. So there's history there....Andrew Jefford, www.andrewjefford.com

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

Juicy ripe cherry and blackberry fruit greet the nose, cloaked with chocolaty, vanilla biscuit notes. Underlying spicy, tobacco and minerally notes resonate Shiraz.

Palate

A sumptuous, textural palate with not a thing out of place, layered complexity and long berry flavours coated with lingering spicy choc liquorice flavours.

Food Matching

Perfect with roast beef or lamb.

Winemaking Notes

The dry, cool to mild climate of the Great Southern region is well suited to the production of a spicy Shiraz style of wine with great depth of flavour and structure. We endeavour through careful viticulture and wine production to produce a wine that will express its sense of place and coupled with selected tight grain French oak that supports rather than dominate the fruit. Our winemaking philosophy is simply to produce a wine that is in harmony with its elements; gaining complexity with time but first and foremost be imminently drinkable.

Vintage
2007
Region
WA - Other Western Australian
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.5%

Winery Profile

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Plantagenet takes its name not only from its home, but also from its heritage. In 1968 in a stroke of serendipity English migrant Tony Smith, himself a descendent of the Plantagenet's, invested his small inheritance in a farm called Bouverie in Western Australia’s Plantagenet Shire.

He first planted Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon followed by Riesling three years later.

The first wines from these young vines were tight and lean and showed the elegant spice and fruit characters for which this area was to become known.

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