A wine of lovely elegance and silky tannin structure. It is 51% Merlot, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon and 18% Cabernet Franc. It offers up intense plum and blackcurrant on the nose, which leads to a rich yet highly structured palate with excellent primary fruit characters.This one needs some time in bottle, but will develop a mellow opulence for those who are prepared to pop it in the cellar for five to ten. Always thinking out of the square the Pannells were attempting to break the Australian Merlot Cabernet mould with this wine, and have done so admirably.“In contrast to other Australian combinations of these grape varieties we have set out to achieve greater elegance and finer tannins which typify fine Bordeaux blends,” said Dan.Decant this one, no matter when you decide to drink it. It will open up beautifully.
Because of this wines structure it will still benefit from some more time in the cellar.