S.c. Pannell

S.C. Pannell

Adelaide Hills Nebbiolo 2016

Smells and looks exactly like a good Langhe. Brick red with aromas of dried cherry, menthol, mint and other herbs. Medium weight palate - M plus tannins; M plus acid - typical again. As good as anything I’ve had as a Rosso from Piedmont. Myself and fellow judges made this the Grand Champion of the Toowoomba Wine Show in 2019. Also Trophy, best other variety red, 2018 Adelaide Hills Wine Show. Have written previously about Steve Pannell’s expertise with alternative varieties. — 2 months ago

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Jamie Lauder

Jamie Lauder

Mr. McDonald,
This is why I follow you.
Your insight to wine and tasting notes are second to none.
Thank You.
Bob McDonald

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You are too kind Jamie. We both love wine and like writing about it. Here’s to many good bottles in the future. 👍🍷🍾

Cavit SC Trento (Cantina Viticoltori Soc. Coop. [C.V. S.C.])

Roscato Sparkling Sweet Red Blend

Barely can taste frm covid but this has a hint of sweet I really like. It’s probably sweeter than I think but yum! — 5 months ago

Cavit SC Trento (Cantina Viticoltori Soc. Coop. [C.V. S.C.])

Roscato Dolce Rosé Blend

Amazing sweet red rose! Very fresh and smooth. — 9 months ago

S.C. Pannell Basso

McLaren Vale Garnacha

2019 vintage. Very pretty and perfumed representation of the variety. Red fruit flavors of lingonberry, raspberry, wild strawberry with rose petals, stemmy herbal thing, incense, and sandalwood. Pinot Noir drinker's Grenache. Officially the coolest wine label I've seen in a while! — 3 months ago

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S.C. Pannell

McLaren Vale Grenache 2014

Steve Pannell says that Grenache is the variety that he is most passionate about of the many varieties he produces. This is the product of 75 year old vines in McLaren Vale - the Old McDonald Vineyard. This wine had Red Fruits (cherries and raspberries) together with musky notes. Bright and juicy on the medium bodied palate. Steve says more Pinot like than Shiraz like. Proves again that Grenache does best in McLaren Vale over the Barossa in Australia. — 6 months ago

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S.C. Pannell

Langhorne Creek Montepulciano 2016

See previous Delectable notes in 2017 and 2019. Quite a rich Ruby red. Aromatics of black and blue fruits, a cranberry note with a tarry charcoal note on nose and palate. HH said coal dust and I totally agree. Steve Pannell is recognised as Australia’s premium maker of alternative varieties and this wine proves that. We made his Nebbiolo the champion wine of the Toowoomba Wine Show a couple of years ago. Have the last one in say 2 years time. — 2 months ago

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Cavit SC Trento (Cantina Viticoltori Soc. Coop. [C.V. S.C.])

Roscato Rosso Dolce Provincia di Pavia Red Blend

Reminds me of muscadine wine, has more depth than a white moscato — 4 months ago

Cavit SC Trento (Cantina Viticoltori Soc. Coop. [C.V. S.C.])

Bottega Vinai Trentino Lagrein

Yes yes yes. At Haugen with cheese fondue and family on hol in London means I'm bias, but genuinely silky and smooth, ripe and rich, soft dark red fruits. Me likey. — 8 months ago