Picardy Merlimont (Pemberton, WA)
The Picardy Merlimont allows the Pannells to show a different expression of the Picardy Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and is approximately made up of 40% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. This reserve blend is only produced in outstanding vintages and is given a full 22 months barrel maturation. This is a wine in the style of the old world Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon producing regions – fruity but elegant and with excellent structure which will reward cellaring. The outstanding features of this wine are its structure, fine grained tannins, low pH without high acidity, excellent colour and pronounced fruit flavours. It should drink superbly for up to twenty years.