S.C. Pannell Grenache Shiraz Touriga 2017
Known as ‘the purple one’ at cellar door, this is composed of old vine Grenache from Seaview cofermented with Shiraz from Steve’s Koomilya Vineyard. Includes 9% Touriga. Spends 8 months in large oak. Juicy fruit is the mode here, if just a bit reduction and reticent. I like the smashability of the style though – Grenache leading the way in all its berry glory. Affable, if just missing that final gear to take it to megastar level. Best drinking: maybe later this year then up to ten (easy). 17/20, 90/100+. 14%, $30. Would I buy it? A glass.