S C Pannell Adelaide Hills Nebbiolo 2007

£29.99


An extremely perfumed wine with varietal aromas of roses, cherries and hints of wet earth and fresh leather. The palate is medium to light bodied and the tannins flavoursome, lip smacking and long.

JancisRobinson.com

13th October, 2011

Richard Hemming, 16 points

Traditional, authentic.

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

1st December, 2010

Lisa Perotti Brown, 90 points

Issue 192

Pale to medium garnet coloured with a touch of brick, the 2007 Nebbiolo gives aromas of warm cherries, cranberry, some dried rose petals and tree bark. Crisp and rich in the mouth with firm fine tannins, it finishes long with some spice notes coming through.

Gourmet Traveller Wine

1st June, 2010

Nick Stock

70 Reds to Remember

Super-fragrant and filled with charm, this offers a nose of red and purple berry fruits set amid fine spice and rosewater. It works on a finer structure, is impeccably balanced and delivers musky red fruits and an unbroken line of fine, clenching acidity.

MatthewJukes.com

1st May, 2010

Matthew Jukes

100 Best Australian Wines 2010

"Served blind, against three top Barolos and another extremely expensive rival Aussie Nebbiolo, this wine trounced the lot of them with its devastating truffle and blackberry aromas and finely judeged, refreshing tannins. Steve is obsessive about his Neb - one has to be with this exacing grape variety - but he shouldn't lose a moment's sleep this year, because this is the finest Australian Nebbiolo that I have ever tasted."

Australian Wine Companion

27th July, 2011

James Halliday, 90 points

True Nebbiolo brick colour; restrained with red fruit and a touch of sage; the palate is strict, firm and high acid; complex and intriguing, and a good example of the variety.

TheWineGang.com

1st October, 2010

92 points

Inspired by doing vintage in Piedmont with Aldo Vajra, Steve Pannell found some new clones of Nebbiolo in the Adelaide Hills and ran with them, producing a wine with lovely aromatic pepper, cherry and spice and seductively opulent cherry fruit tinged with oak smokiness framed by the Nebbiolo grape’s saving grace of savoury freshness and grip.

Gourmet Traveller Wine

1st June, 2010

Huon Hooke and Bob Cambell MW, 94 points

100 Top New Release Wines

This surprising wine grows on you. It has typical pale, advanced nebb colour, but greater richness and fruit power than most Aussie examples. Faded rose-petal, licorice and anise aromas, lovely dark and preserved-fruit flavours with fearsome tannins that demand food.


TASTING NOTE

An extremely perfumed wine with varietal aromas of roses, cherries and hints of wet earth and fresh leather. The palate is medium to light bodied and the tannins flavoursome, lip smacking and long.

A blend of five different clones of Nebbiolo from Gumeracha in Adelaide Hills, where the grower has planted several new clones. The site is such that the grapes were able to hang and `experience` the first cold weather in Autumn, a factor that is key to the production of top Nebbiolo. The grapes were hand-picked in April 2007.

Hand harvested, crushed and then vinified for 20 days in small open top fermenters, with no additions other than yeast added for fermentation. The wine was pressed and aged in large old oak barrels for 24 months before bottling.

This is my third release of Nebbiolo and it is I am very fond of the 2007, it is the most elegant of the Nebbiolos I have made so far. It will age for at least 10 years and is best decanted a couple of hours before serving. This wine can be enjoyed over several days by not decanting it, just leave it in the bottle and watch it develop.

14.8% abv
S C Pannell Adelaide Hills Nebbiolo 2007
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