Picardy Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc 2017


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.  You can grab the wines here.

Wines You Might Also Like

Welcome to Winepilot.com

Sign up now to drink better everyday.