House of Plantagenet `Lancaster` Shiraz 2015 (12 x 750mL), Mount Barker, WA

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RRP $35

$25.99 per Bottle
$311.88 per case

Overview

Overall the Great Southern saw an excellent growing season and 2014 harvest. The season was characterised initially by unseasonally strong winds leading to some slight inflorescence damage. These conditions subsided in the two weeks prior to flowering however and much of the Great Southern saw good fruit set. Moderate rainfall during the early growing season was welcome on the whole but excess moisture did provide a small amount of disease pressure. Later in the season however, the region saw particularly dry conditions with very little rainfall in the two months leading in to harvest and presenting some challenges in particular for dry grown vineyards. A typical strong diurnal effect was observed, with cold nights and warm days leading to a long,

uniform slow ripening period.

State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Deep violet red

Aromatics

Red berry compote.

Palate

A richly textured and yet elegant cool climate Shiraz, showing fragrant layers of red berry compote, hints of violet, dark chocolate and savoury spice with a firm and structured finish.

Oak Maturation

18 months in French oak barriques.

Ageing Potential

Up to 10 years

Vintage
2015
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.0%

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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