The interesting thing about 2016 is the profound tannin.
About The Wine
The Cabernet that grows on Steve Pannell's Koomilya vineyard is exceptional.
This block is planted to the old McLaren Vale clone of Cabernet. This particular clone yields very small, dense bunches of serious power and concentration. The wines that it produces consistently stand out from the pack - as evidenced by Steve's incredible success on the wine show circuit with wines made from this Cabernet - including two 'Bushing' Trophy wins at the McLaren Vale Wine Show since 2016.
These Cabernets will have a long life ahead of them. The stucture and density of the wine carrying the clear thumbprint of the vineyard.
A classic in the making, these Cabrnets will be sought after for many years, and perhaps decades, to come.
About S.C. Pannell
Quite simply, Stephen Pannell is one of Australia’s finest and most imaginative winemakers. He’s a Jimmy Watson Trophy winner, a McLaren Vale Bushing King winner, a two-time Max Schubert Trophy winner, International Red Winemaker of the Year and Decanter Magazine’s 50 Most Influential Contributors to the World of Wine. Nick Stock described him as potentially “one of the greatest Australian winemakers ever to make wines in our age”.
Steve’s wines are made with modern Australian food and wine culture at the front of mind. The wines come from a range of stunning McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills vineyards, and are made from sustainable varieties that properly suit his South Australian climate. They're built around brightness of fruit and savoury tannin structure, and whatever your poison is Steve has you covered!
He is truly one of the most forward thinking and inspirational Australian winemakers alive today.