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2013 Picardy Pemberton Red Blend

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This more medium-bodied style of red gives a nod to the right bank of Bordeaux whilst maintaining it's Aussie roots with it's fruit-forward nature. There's plenty of tightly-coiled blackcurrants, florals, choc-mint, tobacco leaf and savoury earthiness on the nose, whilst the palate has a savoury theme, with a core of dark fruits in the centre, a solid line of tannins, poised acidity, and a taut, long, fist-clenching finish that demands time in the cellar to loosen up a little.

Winemaker's Notes

Tasting note: Picardy Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc is a blend of approximately 40% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. This is a wine in the style of old world Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon producing regions - fruity but elegant and with excellent structure which will reward cellaring. The outstanding features of this wine are its structure, fine grained tannins, low pH without high acidity, excellent colour and pronounced fruit flavours. It should drink superbly for up to twenty years.

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Mike Bennie (2013 Vintage) says

Great to reconnect with this marquee producer from Pemberton, Western Australia. The Pannell family are focussed on high quality, unswervingly directed styles from their part of the world. Originally set up for an homage to Burgundy (and a connection to a Burgundy estate they had invested in), the Picardy wines have branched out into Bordeaux blends and various white wines of interest. Been a while for me. This is almost half merlot with a third cab sav and the rest cabernet franc. At the bucks, if I was a Claret-medium weight red-Merlot fancier, I would be ALL over this.

This is very good wine. Love the complex-feeling perfume, lots to sniff on, scents of Aussie bush, warm currants, berry compote, leather, char, wet earth. Savoury leaning palate that gives up firm, black berry fruitiness, loads of herbs and spice, bayleaf, miscellaneous savouriness. It’s medium weight, built around fine but grunty tannins and drags very, very long through the mouth. Has presence in youth, will age wonderfully. Fine feeling wine.


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