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2014 Koomilya Shiraz

Region:McLaren Vale (Blewitt Springs) , SA

Style:Full Bodied

Producer:S.C. Pannell

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The first vintage of a future icon wine for the region.

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The Koomilya project is Steve Pannell's "proudest accomplishment in wine." This single block in McLaren Vale holds a special place in his heart, being the main source of his first Jimmy Watson Trophy winning wine, the 1995 Eileen Hardy Shiraz. On top of that, Steve has a certain spiritual connection to this site, "Out of the hundreds of vineyards I have visited around the world, this was the vineyard I fell in love with and most wanted to own." Now as the custodian of this vineyard, Steve is releasing his first single vineyard wines from this block. It's his best attempt to distill this special site into a bottle. The 2014 Shiraz is stunning. A pure and powerful example of premium McLaren Vale Shiraz. What's inside these bottles is magnificent, this is surely the making of a future icon wine for this region.

What it Tastes Like

"It’s an interesting wine. Different, in a good way. It’s rich, sweet and porty in some ways; it’s very McLaren Vale. But then it’s dry, meaty, ferrous and earthen in others; the back label uses the words “Dry Red”, and it’s like the definitive version of those words. It’s a hulking wine, strapped with liquorice, firmly tannic, tense and taut but powerful and dense. It feels old-fashioned but not in a dirty way; in demeanour. If anyone ever says to you that They Don’t Make Things The Way They Used To, get them to taste this wine. It’s built to last. You’ll wear out before it does; your grandchildren will be swapping it around at collector’s meets in 100 years time." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

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S.C. Pannell owner/winemaker Steve Pannell