Picardy Pemberton ‘Merlimont’ Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc 2017
Merlimont is produced from the same vineyard that produces Picardy’s Merlot, Cab, Cab Franc blend. It then spends extra time in oak to soften and develop texture. On first opening it is deceptively soft, round, cuddly and quaffable, but as it opens it becomes more structured, linear and intense. Bizarre, perhaps, but not uncommon with Picardy wines. Right now, this offers cherries, liquorice, plum and cedary oak. Decant well if drinking now and enjoy with lamb. Alternately, chuck it away for a decade.
Bill and Dan Pannell
92pts Nick Butler
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