S C Pannell The Vale Shiraz Grenache 2016

Ray Jordan 95 Points!

Australia, SA, McLaren Vale
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Ray Jordan 95 Points!

"This is a blend of Shiraz and Grenache from McLaren Vale. It's smooth and medium-bodied, with Grenache dominant. The lifted perfumes of rose petal and spicy plum are alluring. The palate is seamlessly structured, with smooth tannin integration and subtle oak - the result of the use of a very big 5000L French oak vat. Super stuff."

Ray Jordan, The West Australian 


"This is Steve Pannell's tribute to the old McLaren Vale 'Burgundies' of the 1950s anf 60s. Often made from old-vine grenach and shiraz (as this wine is), these wines were approachable, round and hearty when yong, but also matured comfortably in the cellar. Loads of dark, warm fruit, a light sprinkling of soil and spice, all wrapped up in friendly tannins that hug the tounge. Pannell recommends drinking it with roast kid. I'm not going to argue."

Max Allen, Gourmet Traveller Jun/Jul 2018


"Made in a 4,300-liter vat, Pannell's 2016 The Vale Shiraz-Grenache is as pure an expression of McLaren Vale as you're likely to find. It's medium to full-bodied but taut and fresh. Framed by soft, pillowy tannins, the cherry and cinnamon flavors linger, supported by a cocoa powder-like texture on the finish."

Wine Advocate, September 2018