2012 S.C. Pannell Grenache, McLaren Vale, South Australia
£31.99, 14%, Liberty Wines
Tasted at: August Sample Tasting
Steve Pannell was making great Grenache in McLaren Vale before the variety began to enjoy its modern renaissance as the so-called "Pinot of the south". This combines plum and raspberry fruit sweetness with a backbone of tannin and refreshing acidity, supporting the concentration of the old vine fruit. The oaking is almost imperceptible here.
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