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2018 S.C. Pannell Grenache Shiraz Touriga

McLaren Vale, SA

Great example of the modern Australian food red. Great balance, freshness and impossible to not have another glass.

HIGH SCORE

$30.00

4.8
Rated 4.8 stars
4 Reviews
About

About The Wine

The S.C. Pannell GST is one of the most successful of his range, with Steve himself calling it the Swiss army wine.

In many ways, this wine typifies Steve's philosophy on Australian red wines. The GST is about freshness and balance, a red wine that puts drinkability and versatility front and centre. All three components of the blend working in harmony.

Australian red wine doesn't get more gluggable than this. Fans of this wine in the past should buy with supreme confidence - it goes with anything, from food to a good time.

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 Pannell at his beloved Koomilya vineyard
Steve Pannell at his beloved Koomilya vineyard
McLaren Vale, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Vibrant with immediate freshness. Fruit driven and loaded with turkish delight, pomegranate and fresh raspberry.

Blend : Grenache (60%), Shiraz (27%), Touriga Nacional (13%)
ABV : 14.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

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

Critic Reviews

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"This trio has come together well to create a savoury, buoyant style. A core of tangy-tart-ripe fruit shines through with rose petal and red licorice aromatics. Layered up with squid ink, mace and patchouli working across the medium-bodied palate, grainy tannins in tow." - Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)

Customer Reviews
4.8
Rated 4.8 stars
Based on 4 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 3 Total 4 star reviews: 1 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
100%would recommend this product
TasteRated 4.8 on a scale of 1 to 5
Interest LevelRated 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 5
Value for MoneyRated 4.8 on a scale of 1 to 5
4 reviews
  • JK
    JAMES K.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 4 stars
    10 seconds ago
    REVIEW

    I DON'T HAVE A FANCY NON EXISTANT DESCRIPTION OF THIS WINE, SUFFICE IT TO SAY THAT I KEEP BUYING IT'

    TasteRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • LS
    Luke S.
    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 stars
    6 months ago
    Beautiful

    Easy drinking, light fruitiness balanced by a savoury finish. Can’t go wrong with this one

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • PF
    PATRICK F.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    10 months ago
    Pannel is penultimate

    Yet again, SC Pannel has the telwnt to produce such delicious blends at remarkable value. This wine was talked about for many weeks amongst family over Christmas. A testament to its quality ad we tried dozens of different varieties and styles.

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • BA
    ben A.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    Rated 5 stars
    2 years ago
    Superb

    Paired this with confit duck and quince.

    Perfect

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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