2020 S.C. Pannell Basso Garnacha McLaren Vale – The S.C. Pannell label was born in 2004, when Stephen and Fiona bravely established a new brand dedicated to their adopted region of McLaren Vale. Perhaps most directly influenced by Stephen’s experience as Chief Red Winemaker at BRL Hardy, the choice of McLaren Vale was founded in the confidence of a region with an already established reputation, but, more importantly, also one that had the potential for a ground-breaking future.
Lighter, warm-climate red wines based on Grenache particularly from McLaren Vale have a growing place on the tables of Australian diners. Youthful and flavoursome wines that match where and how we live and the food we love to make and eat.
Primary red fruit aromas, backed up by cassia bark, star anise, white pepper and strangely gamay-like florals (no whole bunch used). The palate is loaded with musk and sherbet and those primary red fruit flavours follow through. Youthful, light to medium bodied and layered, with a long, salivating finish bolstered by sandy tannins.
Perfect now but will happily hang around for five years, maybe longer. Try matching with chicken or pork shaslik cooked over coals with a tomato and pomegranate salad.
Single Price: $32.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $24.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $288.00