The Chardonnay grapes used to make this wine are sourced primarily from the Wyjup and Bouverie vineyards, planted during the late 60’s and early 70’s and the Crystal Brook vineyard.
- WA - Mount Barker
- Western Australia
Wild-fermented in French barriques with extended lees maturation of 10 months after the conclusion of fermentation in those barrels. Plantagenet was one of the pioneers of chardonnay in the Great Southern, and its experience shows through with the combination of elegance and intensity of the varietal fruit, oak in respectful support, as is bright acidity. Rating 95 - Drink by 2024, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (SEP/2015).
The 2014 Chardonnay gives notes of ripe peaches, orange peel, lemon pastilles and clotted cream with cedar and struck match hints. Medium bodied with a racy acid backbone, it delivers a great intensity of mineral and stone fruit flavors, finishing with great length. Rating 91+ - Drink by 2021, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (MAR/2016).
Winery Tasting Notes
A fruit & floral medley of aromas; white peach, nectarine, citrus and orange blossom wonderfully complimented by complex biscuity & toasty notes - crème brulee!
The palate offers concentrated flavours of grapefruit and lime balanced by bold natural acidity, making this wine mouth watering and more-ish. Composed with excellent line and length and enhanced by subtle French oak and savoury, brioche characters.