This wine is dusty and a little austere but is unmistakably Margaret River. Aromas of cedar, pencil lead, blackberry, baking spices and cocoa powder are followed by a drying palate wrapped in savory tannins. The fruit is slightly lost here, and things are still on the lean and mean side, but this should behave a little more generously with time in the cellar. Drink 2020–2027.
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A native of New York who has spent years living abroad in London and Perth, Australia, Pickard’s work has previously appeared in publications such as Australia’s Gourmet Traveller Wine, James Halliday’s Wine Companion, Scoop Magazine, Decanter and Wine Enthusiast. She was the co-host of the popular podcast, The Crush, as well as a regular presenter on various TV shows. Pickard is excited to share her vast knowledge and great passion for the wines of both Australia and New Zealand.