2018 SC Pannell ‘The Vale’ Shiraz Grenache McLaren ValeRegular price $39.00
A 51% Shiraz (Koomilya) and 49% Grenache from 45 year old bush vines grown in the region once commonly known as Seaview. Puncheons and 2800L French oak vats.
Dark berries and raspberry, saline with some orange and dried floral notes. Plenty of nourishing tannin here built into a chocolate and ferrous flavour base. Nutty too, with a dried seaweed character on a long firm finish. Beautifully made, and appropriately named.
Gary Walsh - The Winefront