A couple of delicious new releases from Pierro, Margaret River

My white August Wine of the Month is a Margaret River Chardonnay and here’s another beaut, also from the Wilyabrup region, plus a fine Cabernet blend.

Pierro Chardonnay 2009 (Margaret River)

Pierro are renowned for their Chardonnay and I reckon this is the best I’ve tasted yet.  Bright yellow/gold with green glints it’s exceptionally pure and silkily focused with great line and length of ripe Sicilian lemon and white peach fruit.  Discreet oak brings a subtle play of nougat to the finish.  Very good.  Love the texture.  14% abv £39 at Jeroboams and Milroys.

Pierro Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot LTCF 2008 (Margaret River)

Deep aubergine with a lifted and lipsmacking balsamic edge to its juicy blackcurrant and fleshy ripe plum fruit; riper notes of savoury black olive and dark chocolate add depth and layer.   With its super supple tannins, though intense, this medium bodied Bordeaux blend (LTCF is a little touch of Cabernet Franc) is hard to resist now. 14% abv

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