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2019 S.C. Pannell Smart Grenache

McLaren Vale, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$64. 99 Bottle
$779.88 Dozen
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Screw Cap

Other Reviews....
Vineyard planted in 1956, up 230 metres above the level of the sea in Clarendon. Bush vines. Big old oak.
So exotic. So much spice and perfume. Cherry and berry pie, apricot, roast beef and roses. Juicy flavour, lots of spice, oranges, dense and tightly wound tannin, citrus peel and zesty tang to acidity, generous flavour but with a bony feel, very long with fresh raspberry and dried herb in the aftertaste. There’s a minor level of warmth here, but nothing of concern. Give it a little more time in bottle, and it will shine like a ruby. Drink 2023 - 2030+
95 Points
Gary Walsh - The Wine Front (July 2021)

Elevated old-vine Clarendon sourcing. Intense aromas of molten cherry liqueur, orange amaro, bergamot and cranberry. A fine vinous pulse, drawing the fore with the aft. Long attenuated filigreed tannins, sandy to be sure, but very fine. This is exceptional grenache that, with a few others, sets the regional high tone. Drink by 2026.
96 Points
Ned Goodwin MW - James Halliday's Wine Companion (November 2020)