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S.C.Pannell Grenache

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S.C.Pannell Grenache

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James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Deep crimson; a compelling and complex bouquet offering not only ripe red and black fruits, but also Provencale garrigue, ironstone and game; the palate offers layers of fruit, and the evenly balanced tannins and fresh acidity combine to create a long and expensive finish that is simply precise and pure.
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
96
Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
The 2010 vintage marks a step closer to the essence of both grape and place with a precise, transparent, fragrant and ethereal raspberry-scented wine; essence-like confectionery notes, some florals, gentle oak spice and a little red licorice edge too. The palate s fine and completely uncluttered, just filigree tannins running straight down the centre amid a sleeve of musky red berry flavour. The power is deceptive, such is the elegance here. Will age superbly.
2017
Good Wine Guide
96
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Made from 68-year-old vines, open fermented and matured for 14 months in old French oak, puncheons, deliberately throwing all the focus onto the fruit. This is McLaren Vale gernache at its best, with a satin texture and intense red fruit, tannins a filmy gauze providing perfectly calibrated support.
To 2025
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
97
Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
2022-2030+
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition
95
Tyson Stelzer (2009 Vintage) says
It should be S.G. Pannell. No one in Australia does grenache better than Stephen Pannell. His solo rendition is from ancient McLaren Vale dry grown bush vines, which basked in the 09 season, producing gorgeous violet perfume and red berry compote fruit, laced together with masterfully textured tannins.
95
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
The first 100% grenache released since '06, an indication of the high standards Pannell sets for his wines. It is an extraordinary wine, with pinot-like fragrance and perfume, the red berry fruits swathed in a silky embrace, the all-important tannins on the finish at threshold levels, no more. Single vineyard, 60-year-old vines.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
96
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Grenache simply doesn't come better than this. Has all the structure one could wish for, with highly expressive red fruits, silky tannins and perfect oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
96

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