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Stephen Pannell’s eponymous label scored the 2014 Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy recently. Jane Faulkner spoke to the impressive, down-to-earth McLaren Vale winemaker a few months before his 2013 syrah took out the coveted prize.
The Tallavera Vineyard is in the Mount View district, noted for its crumbly red soils over limestone. Here the intensity of the fruit of the bouquet and palate goes up several notches, black cherries joining the fray along with plum and mulberry; the tannins are scaled up proportionately, the finish similarly lengthened.
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