About The Pack
Steve Pannell is one of the most important Australian winemakers of his generation.
His awards and accolades are too numerous to mention, but suffice to say he is one of the most influential winemaking minds in the country. In this pack, you'll get a snapshot of his unique winemaking style.
Here are six of his latest release reds, from light and jubey Grenache through to classic McLaren Vale Shiraz. Top value and the perfect way to get familiar with this living legend of Aussie wine.
2018 S.C. Pannell Basso Garnacha
The Basso is a lighter, fresher, more 'smashable' version of Grenache from Steve Pannell.
It's Steve's minimal-intervention wine. It's bottled with a minimal amount of sulphur, unfined and unfiltered.
Steve's wines are all about melding with our Australian culture and this is the perfect fit for BBQs and beach cricket.
It's lighter in bodied, dappled wth the lacy tannins and spice of early-picked Grenache - It's just a great anytime/anywhere red from one of the country's finest winemakers.Read more about 2018 S.C. Pannell Basso Garnacha
2017 S.C. Pannell Grenache Shiraz Touriga
The S.C. Pannell GST has been a hugely successful wine for Steve Pannell over the last few years, winning multiple accolades across the national Wine Show circuit.
In many ways, this wine typifies Steve's philosophy on Australian red wines. The GST is about freshness and balance, a red wine that puts drinkability and versatility front and centre. All three components of the blend working in harmony.
Steve describes the 2017 as : "A Swiss army wine, drink it with everything!"
Australian red wine doesn't get more glugable than this. Fans of this wine in the past should buy with supreme confidence.Read more about 2017 S.C. Pannell Grenache Shiraz Touriga
2016 S.C. Pannell Tempranillo Touriga
The S.C. Pannell 'Temp Touriga' has for many years now been one of Australia's most successful 'alternative variety' wines, and the 2016 is another flawless release.
Portuguese inspired yet quintessentially Australian, it represents Steve's idea that wine should complement our climate and culture, not work against it. Amen to that.
Steve called it "our most tannic and serious TT yet", and whether you're a lover of this wine or a Temp Touriga rookie, there is scarcely a better value red wine in McLaren Vale. Giddy up!Read more about 2016 S.C. Pannell Tempranillo Touriga
2017 S.C. Pannell Dead End Tempranillo
Here is another fantastic Tempranillo release from the peerless S.C. Pannell.
Sourced from his home in McLaren Vale, this is a staple of his range and one of the most popular wines at his beautiful cellar door.
Dead End embodies so much of the S.C. Pannell philosophy, it is bright, medium bodied and made for drinking in the warm Aussie climate.
If you have loved the the mulit-award winning Tempranillo Touriga in the past, then this is going to be right up your alley.Read more about 2017 S.C. Pannell Dead End Tempranillo
2016 S.C. Pannell Tanino
Steve Pannell has incredible instincts when it comes to the art of blending.
The sweet science of finding just the right balance of fruit and structure is one of Pannell's true gifts as a winemaker. Here he combines the attributes of Malbec, Shiraz, Tinta Cao and Touriga into a bright yet savoury red wine with plenty of tannin and grunt.
This is the new McLaren Vale, where the old faithful varieties are melded with those from Italy, Portugal and Spain.
This is a great new addition to the Pannell portfolio. A modern 'Claret' with plenty of characters.Read more about 2016 S.C. Pannell Tanino
2016 S.C. Pannell Field Street Shiraz
Steve Pannell may be better known for his 'alternative' variety wines, but this is just pure McLaren Vale Shiraz goodness, without the interruption of heavy-handed oak.
It's not quirky or innovative, but it's impeccably put together and sure is delicious. As ever excellent tannins ride shotgun to joyously juicy and sweet Shiraz fruit, providing the perfect balance and an extremely more-ish finish!
At just $25, this is some of one of the best value Shiraz from the Vale.Read more about 2016 S.C. Pannell Field Street Shiraz