2022 Picardy Chardonnay

Picardy |Pemberton |Chardonnay
Lavish, creamy Chardonnay from a cult WA producer.
4.7
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
3 Reviews

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The Picardy Chardonnay stands as a flagbearer for the fuller figured Chardonnays of old.

It's been a constant search for the Pannell Family to find the balance of lavish texture and restraint at Picardy, regardless of the style of Chardonnay that is in vogue at the time.

It's made to be luscious and packed with flavour, unapologetically curvaceous and impossibly moreish. If you yearn for the days when Chardonnay was ripe and creamy, the Picardy Chardonnay will take you back there in very classy fashion.

This is another great release from a much-loved WA estate.

Picardy Chardonnay is made from equal portions of the four preferred clones 76, 95, 96 and 277 (selected by the University of Dijon) to achieve complexity.

The Pannells are looking towards the great white wines of the old world for inspiration and look to make a Chardonnay with floral characters, citrus fruits and minerality with good structure and texture.

Excellent fruit intensity, structure, pH to acid relationship and fine-grained tannins guarantee long life and excellent bottle development. The wines are also very approachable in their early years.

The 2022 vintage has reached a whole new level, displaying an incredible depth of flavour without over-the-top richness.

Nectarine and white peach notes are there, though more subtle than usual.
Filling that space is a fine citrus line, transitioning on the palate into ethereal creamy notes: the essence of complex Chardonnay. These reach all corners, lasting on the palate much longer than they have any given right to.

Lower than average yields, careful stirring of the lees, 40% whole bunch
and subtle changes to Picardy’s impressive oak regime all contribute to the story.
The remainder can be put down to a vintage that had the sun thrown over it, enabling this seductive and thrilling Chardonnay to blossom.

4.7
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
Based on 3 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 2 Total 4 star reviews: 1 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
100%would recommend this product
3 reviews
  • J
    Jo
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    1 minute ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Great vintage

    Excellent !

    A really good Chardonnay.

    Has the minerality I like in French good white burgundies

    Good value for quality.

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • MC
    Martin C.
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    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    4 months ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    creamy & complex

    All things melon & peach

    I loved this Chardonnay. But alas, it's sold out

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • AG
    Anthony G.
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    7 months ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Depth and fruit

    Top quality modern chardonnay

    TasteRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 3.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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