Skip Navigation

The Wine Advocate Western Australia Reviews

Western Australia: Fine & Sunny. Again.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, MW
The Wine Advocate: Issue #202
August 2012

One of the easiest jobs in the world must be that of a weather forecaster during the summer season in Perth. Still, you’d get a little bored of saying, ‘The outlook for today is fine and sunny!’ with a big grin, over and over and over. Fact is, on this side of Australia from Perth down to where the wine regions extend the summers are consistently warm, dry and sunny with most of the annual rain falling reliably in the winter. During the summer of 2011 when almost all of the eastern side of Australia was under water, the wine regions of Western Australia experienced an even drier year that average. Now with the 2012 crush already in the bag, it’s safe to say that this harvest marks the sixth ‘fine and sunny’ year in a row with 2006 being the last time the weather faltered, it being a very cool year when the reds struggled to ripen (although some very fine whites were produced).

95+ pts – 2010 Cullen Wines Kevin John Chardonnay
94 pts – 2010 Cullen Wines Diana Madeline Cabernet Merlot
92 pts – 2011 Cullen Wines Cullen Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
91 pts – 2011 Cullen Wines Mangan Vineyard Semillon / Sauvignon Blanc

93+ pts – 2009 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay
91+ pts – 2008 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon
91 pts – 2009 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Shiraz
90 pts – 2011 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Riesling
89 pts – 2010 Leeuwin Estate Prelude Vineyards Chardonnay
88 pts – 2009 Leeuwin Estate Siblings Shiraz
87 pts – 2011 Leeuwin Estate Siblings Sauvignon Blanc / Semillon

90+ pts – 2010 Plantagenet Wines Shiraz
90 pts – 2009 Plantagenet Wines Cabernet Sauvignon
90 pts – 2011 Plantagenet Wines Mt Barker Riesling
87 pts – 2010 Plantagenet Wines Mt Barker Chardonnay
87 pts – 2010 Plantagenet Wines Omrah Cabernet Merlot
86 pts – 2010 Plantagenet Wines Omrah Shiraz
86 pts – 2011 Plantagenet Wines Omrah Pinot Noir
86 pts – 2011 Plantagenet Wines Omrah Sauvignon Blanc
86 pts – 2011 Plantagenet Wines Omrah Unoaked Chardonnay

Read the full article and reviews.