|The wines of Plantagenet, Mount Barker, Western AustraliaThe largest winery in the cool Mount Barker region of Western
Australia, Plantagenet enjoys a good reputation for the 15 000 or so cases of wine it
produces each year. The second label wine, Omrah, left me unimpressed, but I liked the
Plantagenet wines. The reds, especially, had a real depth of flavour and are drinking well
with a few years' bottle age on them. This range of wines reinforces my generally high
opinion of wines from Western Australia.
Omrah 1999 Sauvignon Blance, Western Australia
Plantagenet 1999 Riesling
Omrah 1999 Unoaked Chardonnay
Plantagenet 1999 Chardonnay
Plantagenet 1997 Shiraz, Mount Barker
Plantagenet 1997 Cabernet SauvignonThere is the same heavy winemaking imprint, with thick, concentrated fruit. Soft on palate, with menthol-like character. Ripe and rich. Impressive stuff. Very good.