SC Pannell Dead End Tempranillo 2021
“Iberian varietals are ideally suited to McLaren Vale’s climate, and this wine is a perfect example of what’s possible.” Stephen Pannell
Mocha Chocolata ya ya, pimento, cola nut, red licourice, blackberry all the Tempranillo classics. The Koomilya influence can be seen in the red wood and quinoa bark that gives the palate a jiggle. Lavender, clove and star anise close out the set.
There is a game being played in your mouth, it’s as though the tannins are locked in a tug of war with the flavours that linger at the front of the palate. The tannins win and the mouth explodes with flavour that push to the sides and press on all corners. Finishes cool and long, definitively medium bodied.
Vintage: Joyous. No stress in the vineyard with plenty of water and heat at the right time. An extended
ripening period without disease pressure lead to great flavour. The fruit was plentiful and perfectly ripe. What a strange contrast to the previous year.
Food Pairing: It never changes… the ideal tapas wine, cries out for Chorizo or paella