2018 Plantagenet 'Aquitaine' Cabernet Sauvignon
Intense cassis and dried floral aromas. With a dense vibrant core of berry fruit on the palate and hints of fresh tobacco and subtle earthy undertones. A very approachable, youthful Cabernet with potential to age.
96 Points - Jeremy Oliver
"The greatest contemporary bargain in Australian cabernet is a classically stylish, medium-bodied, finely structured and superbly elegant wine of remarkable balance and poise. Scented with dusty, cigarboxy and cedary scents of cassis, blackberries, dark plums, violets and dried herbs, it’s long, complete and finely crafted. Underpinned by fine, crunchy tannins, its pristine expression of cassis, dark plum and mulberries knits tightly with smoky cedar/cigarboxy oak, extending with exemplary length and style towards a lingering and artfully balanced finish. Top drawer stuff. Old World style and charm."
96 Points - Ray Jordan, WA Wine Guide 2021 (+ Award 'Best Cellaring' above $50)
"This clearly one of the best cabernets from Plantagenet in this range. It is classically structured and defined. Deep blackcurrant strikes in waves then the ironstone minerality and black olive hit. Dark chocolate and black fruits merge seamlessly in the middle palate, while the fine, sinewy tannins extend to the finish"
96 Points - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
"A magnificent rendition; the beautifully expressed bouquet shows cassis, dark plum, cigar, toasted nut and subtle spice notes, leading to a concentrated palate that offers excellent fruit purity as well as an elegant oak infusion. It's supple and flavoursome backed by fine chalky tannins, making it classically structured and impressively long on the finish". Reviewed Sept 2020
93 Points - James Halliday, The Wine Companion
92 Points - Huon Hooke, The Real Review
93 Points - Nick Stock, JamesSuckling.com