Plantagenet Great Southern Riesling 2008

Riesling from Australia

Item No. 107350
  • white wine
  • screw cap wine
  • JH94
  • RP90
  • W&S90
Style: Light & Crisp

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

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Winemaker's Notes

The color is pale straw with green hues. Showing great delicacy and restraint, this wine offers quiet floral notes with background slate and lemon rind nuances. A fine yet supple palate that is tightly constructed with lovely natural acidity cutting a clean line the length of the palate. Long, lingering citrus flavours present now will evolve into toasty lemon butter with up to 12 years in in the bottle. A classic showing the benefits of a great vintage.

Critical Acclaim

"A little reductive on opening; incredibly tight lemon fruit, and a super-strong core of minerality; there is also a touch of exotic fruit on the palate, but the line and length suggest great longevity."
94 Points

"The 2008 Riesling is light straw-colored with a fragrant nose of baking spices, acacia and lemon-lime. Crisp, spicy, and vibrant on the palate, this light-bodied Riesling is nicely concentrated and has the acid structure to evolve for 2-3 years."
90 Points

"This lively riesling backs up its fragrant, juicy peach flavor with firm green apple acidity. It's rich in the middle, talcky and saline in the end. For grilled prawns."
90 Points

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Style: Light & Crisp
Interesting Riesling. Almost reminds me of the mineral flavors you find in some champagnes. Nice summer wine. I enjoy it, my husband hates it.
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Learn About Plantagenet Map ItMap It

The first vines were planted in 1968 at "Bouverie" Denbarker. These consisted of 4 1/2 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. Plantagenet Wines now has boosted the total acreage to 100, including Malbec, Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. Plantagenet aims to make elegant, structured wines that have complexity, finesse and balance.

Learn About Other Australia

With a landmass the size of the US, Australia has just as many appellations. Many wines are simply labeled from their state of origin. Some of these are the most popular: New South Wales - home to Sydney and other tourist destinations, New South Wales has a smaller focused wine growing region, but many wines are a blend of these smaller appellations and so are deemed New...

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Learn About Riesling

Riesling (REEZ-leeng) The Riesling grape is happiest in a cooler climate, one that fosters its slow and steady ripening. Often assumed to be the producer of only sweet wines, Riesling is a fascinating grape of many faces. From bone dry to lusciously sweet, this variety is delicious at any sugar level with its intense aromas and steely acidity. Most popular in...

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