The wines of Peccavi, Margaret River, Australia
A newcomer reviewed


Back in 2005, Jeremy Muller (an expat Brit working in foreign exchange in Singapore) purchased a 16 hectare established vineyard n the Yalingup area, in the north of the Margaret River region. He later launched his own Peccavi label using the best of this fruit. To achieve his dreams, James enlisted the help of consultant winemaker Brian Fletcher, who has extensive international experience and is based in the region.

Two labels are made. Peccavi wines are from estate fruit; the ‘no regrets’ label includes some purchased fruit. Muller is clearly aiming high with this venture. For the curious, ‘Peccavi’ is Latin for ‘I have sinned’.

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Peccavi No Regrets Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon 2009 Margaret River
Taut and citrussy wuth some grapefruit pith bitterness. Lively, but also with a nice density of fruit. Fully ripe without any greenness, yet still fresh. 88/100

Peccavi No Regrets Cabernet Merlot 2007 Margaret River
Fresh, aromatic, sweet blackcurrant and berry fruit nose. The palate is dense, ripe and sweetly fruited with a fresh, slightly grippy, savoury edge. Benchmark Margaret River Bordeaux blend. 88/100

Peccavi Chardonnay 2007 Margaret River
Pretty serious. Fruit driven with nectarine, white peach and citrus notes. Real complexity, with some spicy oak in the background. Nice depth of flavour and freshness, finishing lively. Expressive with lots of personality. 93/100

Peccavi Shiraz 2007 Margaret River
Ripe and sweet with plum and berry fruit, as well as some nice savoury structure. Notes of earth and spice under the fruit. A ripe style, but still fresh, with some old world character. 89/100

Peccavi Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Margaret River
Taut and quite dense with rich blackberry and spice notes. Rich and ripe but with nice definition. A bit of gravelly, savoury grip adds interest. Classic Margaret River style. 90/100  

See also:

Margaret River Series

Wines tasted 05/11  
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