Picardy Pemberton Pinot Noir 2018
Pinot Noir is Bill and Dan Pannell’s great love, especially the Pinots of Burgundy. With every year Bill and Dan get a little closer to making ‘perfect Pinot’ and this the 2018 is clearly the finest so far. When our buyer Matt left Picardy (he was vineyard serf and assistant winemaker until 2003), the wine was made from 5 clones, including the highly prized Burgundian selection ‘777’ which Bill Pannell spent close to a decade getting into Australia. You’ll now find a number of Aussie wineries with 777 planted, all thanks to the hard work of the Pannells. Today the Pinot is made from 11 individual clones, 6 of which have been sourced from Burgundy. Whilst the wine was excellent back in the early 2000’s it is now superb. The 2018 is supremely balanced and succulent, presenting with raspberries, truffle, olive, spices, black pepper and more… keep looking and you’ll keep seeing nuances reveal themselves. The perfect balance of fine boned acidity, mouthfeel and texture makes this wine seem elegant and effortless, yet it is incredibly powerful and deep. Magnificent.
Bill and Dan Pannell
97pts Erin Larkin, 93pts The Wine Front Magazine, 92pts Huon Hooke
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