2018 Plantagenet 'Lancaster' Shiraz
Lifted dark and blue fruits, white pepper and graphite, fragrant violets with subtle savoury oak and char. Combined with a perfectly balanced palate of dark fruits and layered spice with underlying nuances of graphite, violet and dark soy - firm, fine and lingering.
96 points + Special Value - "Great Southern Shiraz (this wine is from Mount Barker) has a precision and a sense of inevitability about it: the depth and hue of the colour, the freshly picked fruit, the multi-spices, the cracked pepper, the persuasive tannins and the length." - James Halliday, Wine Companion
96 points - "This is immediately appealing on the nose showing black/blueberry, vanilla, thyme and cedar characters, followed by a sumptuous palate that delivers excellent fruit power combined with a silky texture and supple tannins. It's brooding yet stylish and sophisticated with a persistent delicious finish. At its best: now to 2038." - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
95 points - "A most stylish expression of Great Southern Shiraz. The vintage has produced beautiful fruit, displaying spices and dried herbs with a plummy, lightly liquored, cherry combo. Savoury, dusty characters with a hint of minerality cut deep into the generous palate. It's a bold wine with finesse." - Ray Jordan, WA Wine Guide 2021
93 points - Mike Bennie, The Wine Front