The nose showds black cherry and red liquorice with sweet spice, terracotta, chinotto, musk lollies and rhubarb compote. The powerful and complex aromas are backed up by a flavourful medium-bodied palate. The tannins are entwined with the acidity and balanced with the mouthful of fruit and spice. The mid palate is sweet and fleshy but held in check by the tannins. The finish is generous and long. - Stephen Pannell
How was it made?
The 2019 S.C. Pannell Tempranillo Touriga comprises 53% Tempranillo and 47% Touriga grown in McLaren Vale. Otherwise known as ‘The Red One’, this is a wine inspired by both the climate and lifestyle of the Iberian Penninsula. Both varieties are unquestionably suited to South Australian winegrowing conditions resulting in wines with natural balance, complexity and flavour.The fruit is hand-harvested, crushed, and co-fermented in small open-top fermenters. It's gently pressed and sent to puncheon for malolactic fermentation. Racked twice during extended maturation in large French oak vat before bottling in July 2020.