The Pawn Wine Co. `El Desperado` Sauvignon Blanc 2012 (12 x 750mL), SA.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
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$239.88 per case
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CHESS TRIVIA – El Desperado

In chess, El Desperado is a doomed pawn determined to give itself up to bring about a stalemate when captured - a pawn that is as good as dead - setting out to do as much damage as possible.

SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
South Australia

Winery Tasting Notes


The wine erupts with aromas of lush ripe passion fruit, citrus & stone fruits on the nose.


The palate shows moist grapefruits, lime pie and lychees with a long textured finish and a delicate mineral edge. With this wine we do not want to play in the herbal, grassy cat-pee style sandpit, rather we have made a wine with a balanced palate exhibiting a strong varietal style with fresh restrained acidity.

SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
Grape Style
Sauvignon Blanc
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

The Pawn had its beginning in 2002 as a "once" off experiment between viticulturist & winemaker Tom Keelan and vigneron David Blows. They had a craving to make into wine a small parcel of Petit Verdot from their Springhill Vineyards in Macclesfield. This wine was originally for their own consumption as both were self proclaimed aficionados of this variety.

The pair had become perturbed and jaded that certain grape varieties were being used as blending tools by the bigger wine companies and that the potential of alternative wine styles wasn't being allowed to shine within the wine industry.

The resultant first vintage was a "cracker of a wine" and suggested to them that an opportunity existed to develop a wine range which rebelled against the corporate players of the wine industry. Tom and David began to identify idyllic viticultural sites and hand selected parcels of fruit within the Adelaide Hills and Langhorne Creek to produce wines that were not only a bit unconventional, but enjoyable to drink, incredibly food friendly, and made in a style that reflects their true origins – the ultimate in hand crafted wine.

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