S.C. Pannell Premium Release

S.C. Pannell Premium Release

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It's been a while between drinks for a new release of the premium range from McLaren Vale icon, Steve Pannell.

But having tasted the new releases last week in our warehouse with Steve as part of our DD Wine Wednesdays, we can say without hesitation, this suite of new reds have well and truly been worth the wait.

As a winemaker, Steve never stands still. Today we have five brand new wines from the man, including two never before released wines!

S.C. Pannell Premium Red Release Pack

RRP: $250

Just $220!

2016 Adelaide Hills Syrah

The 2016 Adelaide Hills Syrah is a  highly anticipated release of this former Jimmy Watson Trophy winner. In fact, Steve says the 2016 looks very much like the Watson-winning 2013 vintage.
If you loved that wine, the 2016 will be right in your wheelhouse. It is pound-for-pound one of the best cool climate Shiraz/Syrah in the country.

RRP: $40

Just $35


  

Single Vineyard Grenache

Next up, a pair of scintillating Single Vineyard McLaren Vale Grenache. Both the Old McDonald and the newcomer, the Smart Grenache from high up in Clarendon, have been awarded a huge 96 points from The Wine Front's Gary Walsh. 

Steve has been a leading figure in the rejuvenation and reinvention of Grenache in McLaren Vale over the last 20 years. Here, along with the brilliant new 2016 release of 'The Vale' Grenache Shiraz, we see the next step in his constant pursuit of perfection for the variety. 

 

2017 Smart Grenache 

96 points 

"A finer boned, musky and spicy expression of Grenache here... Wow."

- Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

RRP: $60

Just $55

 

 

2017 Old McDonald Grenache 

96 points 

"Flat out beautiful. Succulence with a serious nature. Bravo."

- Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

RRP: $60

Just $55

 

2016 'The Vale' Grenache Shiraz


"This old vine Shiraz Grenache is our wine of place and it couldn’t come from anywhere else but ‘The Vale’."

- S.C. Pannell

RRP: $40

Just $35

 

2016 Cabernet Malbec

And finally, a brand new wine from the S.C. Pannell stable, and a wine very close to Steve's heart. 

Steve Pannell's favourite Australian wines come from the hallowed soils at Wendouree in the Clare Valley. These wines have been a benchmark in Steve's mind for many years.

This new release is Steve's ode to the Wendouree Cabernet Malbec, sung with a McLaren Vale accent.

The Cabernet vines were planted in the late 1800s on Steve's Koomilya property, the Malbec vines are 25 years old from a block next door in Seaview.

This is about balance, density and drive. A wine that will stand the test of time.

 

"My ode to Wendouree..."

- S.C. Pannell

RRP: $50

Just $45