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2017 Picardy Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc

Pemberton, WA

Excellent value WA Bordeaux blend from the iconic Pannell family.

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$37.00

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About The Wine

A Merlot-dominant, 'Right-Bank'-inspired red blend from Pemberton, with beautiful fine tannin lines. The iconic Pannell family makes this to drink well from release as well as cellar comfortably for a decade or more.

The varieties are planted side by side, where possible, they are co-fermented, every effort taken to create a seamless blend with an old-world feel.

You will have to look hard to find a better value example of this classic red blend anywhere in the country.

About Picardy

Picardy is the Pemberton outpost of one of Australia's leading wine producers, the Pannell family of Moss Wood fame. Bill and Sandra Pannell started Moss Wood way back in 1969, and established Picardy in 1993. Their son Dan is now the main man on campus.

All fruit for Picardy wines is sourced from their own extensive vineyards where the focus is on sustainably-grown classic varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon.

The region offers ideal conditions for cool climate wine making, with moderating ocean influence, cool breezes and plenty of rainfall.

Picardy vineyard
Picardy vineyard
Pemberton, WA
Additional Info

From The Producer

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.

Blend : Merlot (40%), Cabernet Sauvignon (30%), Cabernet Franc (30%)
ABV : 13.50%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Dan Pannell
Winemaker Dan Pannell
Pemberton, WA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

92Points
The Wine Front

"First impression: structure: Second impression: structure. This is a dry, tannic wine first and foremost, acidity prominent as well, though chocolate, undergrowth, meat and currant flavours all contribute to a characterful picture. There’s a graphite aspect here too, almost a minerality, almost into gun powder. I sat with this wine for an hour because it was all the time I had, but I suspect that it wanted much more. Leave this alone a few years and it will reward. Just don’t expect density or thickness; that’s not where its bets are placed." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

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Great value Cab Blend

Had their Pinot Noir before and was amazed by the quality and value so wanted to give this one a go. It was also great. Would improve more if you cellar it for a few more years.

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An excellent Bordeaux-style blend from Pemberton.

An excellent Bordeaux-style blend from Pemberton.

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Great WA red

Another great wine from Picardy- don’t be put off by the blend! Amazing price too!

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