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2018 S.C. Pannell Dead End Tempranillo

McLaren Vale, SA

Classic medium-bodied Tempranillo from the legend S.C. Pannell.

HIGH SCORE

$28.00

Out of Stock

About
A wine of real presence, complexity and depth with an extra punch of fruit.

Steve Pannell, Owner/Winemaker

About The Wine

Here is another fantastic Tempranillo release from the peerless S.C. Pannell.

Sourced from his home in McLaren Vale, this is a staple of his range and one of the most popular wines at his beautiful cellar door.

Dead End embodies so much of the S.C. Pannell philosophy, it is bright, medium bodied and made for drinking in the warm Aussie climate.

If you have loved the the mulit-award winning Tempranillo Touriga in the past, then this is going to be right up your alley.

About S.C. Pannell

Quite simply, Stephen Pannell is one of Australia’s finest and most imaginative winemakers. He’s a Jimmy Watson Trophy winner, a McLaren Vale Bushing King winner, a two-time Max Schubert Trophy winner, International Red Winemaker of the Year and Decanter Magazine’s 50 Most Influential Contributors to the World of Wine. Nick Stock described him as potentially “one of the greatest Australian winemakers ever to make wines in our age”.

Steve’s wines are made with modern Australian food and wine culture at the front of mind. The wines come from a range of stunning McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills vineyards, and are made from sustainable varieties that properly suit his South Australian climate.  They're built around brightness of fruit and savoury tannin structure, and whatever your poison is Steve has you covered! 

He is truly one of the most forward thinking and inspirational Australian winemakers alive today.

Steve taste-testing in his winery
Steve taste-testing in his winery
McLaren Vale, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

The fourth release of Dead End Tempranillo from the mildest vintage since 2011; a wine of real presence, complexity and depth with an extra punch of fruit. We’re fortunate enough to be sourcing our Tempranillo from two of the oldest plantings in McLaren Vale, 14-17 years of age. The quality of these grapes has given us the faith to continue pursuing as a straight varietal wine. Traditionally vinified in small open-top fermenters for 10 days. Aged for 16 months in large format French and Hungarian oak vats and puncheons, 20% of which were new.

Blend : Tempranillo (100%)
ABV : 14%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2024

Steve Pannell taste-testing his grapes
Steve Pannell taste-testing his grapes
McLaren Vale, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

"Highly perfumed, vibrant and complex with sweet black cherries, sarsaparilla, root beer, galangal, mace, cinnamon, star anise and red liquorice. The palate is juicy, plush and supple. The persistence of the tannins is the signature here." - Steve Pannell, owner/winemaker

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"This captures vibrant, primary flavours of sarsaparilla, juicy red plums, curry leaves and baking spices yet there's complexity, too. Some meaty reduction, jamon and charry oak lend it to a savoury outlook as do the stealth-like tannins." - Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)

93Points
The Wine Front

"Dark cherry, a whole lot of five spice, some charred meat lavender, and liquorice. Medium-bodied, meaty but succulent in fruit, with silty tannin, lamb chops rolled in dried herb, balanced acidity, and a savoury finish that combines ripe fruit with black olive and herbs. Chewy. Excellent texture. So nicely done." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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