Picardy is one of Australia's leading premium boutique wine producers, established in 1993 in the Pemberton region of Western Australia. Picardy is owned and operated by Bill, Sandra, and Dan Pannell. Bill and Sandra were pioneers of the Margaret River region, establishing Moss Wood vineyard and winery in 1969. Moss Wood went on to be a driving force in establishing Margaret River as one of Australia's important growing regions. Picardy strives to continue this tradition of wine making quality and excellence.

Wine Pilot Review

Picardy 2017 Merlot,

Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc

Erin Larkin

  • 94 points

  • Bottle price: $28

  • Drink: 2020 - 2030

 

A very fine expression of the merlot dominant blend.  The 2017 vintage was cool, long and wet, producing a wine here of finesse, structure and line.  

The nose opens with very typical dark choc characters (merlot) and moves over the palate in a creamy swoosh of dark purple berries (the cabernets) and spicy oak.  The tannins are very fine and are well matched to the acid which exerts a cooling presence over the wine as a whole.   The structure contributed by the two cabs is evident on the palate, making another very strong case for the ‘sum is greater than the parts’ argument.

Medium-bodied at best, this is beautiful wine and one of the (is it ‘the’?) standout merlot dominant blends from Western Australia.