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    2018 S.C. Pannell Aglianico - Last Stocks

    McLaren Vale, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $34. 99 Bottle
    $419.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2020-2026)
    ABV: 14%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Inky black dark red colour with a bright purple red hue. Elevated dark cherry and liquorice aromas intermix with blueberry, plum, lightly scorched earth and spicy herbs. Rich dried cherry, plum and liquorice fruits exhibit a youthful inky freshness with elements of dried herbs, earth and spice underneath. Dryish finish with chewy tannins and bright almost crunchy like acidity. Concludes with a long ripe yet robust aftertaste, the tannins imparting some grip.
    Drink over the next 5-6 years.
    Alc. 14%

    Other Reviews…
    This is one of the most important wines to come out of Australia for quite some time, and also very good. Dark blood-ruby; amaro, woodsy spices such as cinnamon quills and star anise, with red licorice, sandalwood and juniper. Fuller-bodied with all-encompassing tannins, yet a freshness throughout. Credit to Stephen Pannell's foresight and belief in the variety's distinction. The rest is magic. First vintage. Extraordinary. Bravo. Drink by 2026.
    95 points
    Jane Faulkner – James Halliday’s Wine Companion

    Plum, cherry, spice, plenty of aniseed. Medium-bodied, milk choc-cherry, earth and more aniseed, grip from chamois-like tannin, freshness and energy, stony finish of solid length. Personality of the grape comes through strong. Excellent. Drink 2020-2027.
    92 points
    Gary Walsh – The Wine Front