S.C Pannell Tempranillo Touriga 2016

Tempranillo hails from Spain and Touriga, Portugal. Touriga has long been a mainstay in the great fortified wines of the world, but here it’s blended with the lighter Tempranillo. This has become Steve’s signature wine and this vintage he believes to be his most serious release to date.

S.C Pannell, Tempranillo, Touriga, McLaren Vale, 2016

Dark purple heart with bright crimson edges. Initial aromas of yeasty beer, Christmas pudding spice/Easter panneforte,  baked pasty goods, spiced plums and cherries. A serious, rich palate: full of cherries, dark plums, baking spices, dried flowers and food friendly tannins. A wonderful match for tapas, such as grilled meats or fungi. I’ve a feeling, this will be looked back upon as a benchmark match for Australian food matching wine

RRP: $30
Alc: 14%
Rating: 19/20

Wine sample courtesy of S.C. Pannell


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.