2015 S.C. Pannell Syrah

Echunga, Adelaide Hills, SA

Steve Pannell does it again with a brilliant release of his much sought-after Adelaide Hills Syrah.


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I think and hope that this particular vintage of Syrah turns out to be one of the best wines I have ever made...

Steve Pannell, Owner/Winemaker

About the Wine

Since winning the Jimmy Watson Trophy with the 2013 vintage, this Adelaide Hills Syrah has become one of the most sought after wines in the S.C. Pannell range.  And for those that claimed some of the '13, or for those that missed out, Steve has said himself that this is his favourite vintage of the wine to date.

It comes from a stunning vineyard in Echunga, in the south of the Hills that produces this remarkable fruit.  Like all of Steve's wines it is built around bright fruit and beautiful tannins, and in a near perfect season like 2015, it really sings.

This is the embodiment of modern cool-climate Syrah. A classy and sophisticated wine driven by perfume and spice. It's stunning.

About S.C. Pannell

Quite simply, Steven 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.

Steve Pannell blending in with his natural habitat
Steve Pannell blending in with his natural habitat
McLaren Vale, SA

Critic Reviews

Halliday Wine Companion

"This bright crimson wine sheds its initial shaft of reduction with a twirl of the wrist, delivering tapenade, blue and black fruit flavours and a skein of peppery tannin melded to a rasp of briar, indicating the 20% of stems in the ferment. The oak is absorbed by the fruit; the finish taut, persistent and highly refreshing." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

Additional Info

From the Producer

Remember how James Halliday called the Jimmy Watson-winning 2013 S.C. Pannell Adelaide Hills Syrah the “poster child of savoury-accented Australian red wine”? Well - emblematic, charismatic and extremely addictive - the poster child is back.

We’re really pleased to present the latest release of this modern classic from Stephen Pannell, from the exceptional 2015 vintage in the Adelaide Hills. “I think and hope this will turn out to be one of the best wines we've made,” says the man himself. It’s got all the hallmarks of the Jimmy-winning 2013: the lovely lift, bright, transparent fruit and spicy depth, not to mention the freshness and texture that have become a synonymous with the Pannell reds.

If anything, you might say this 2015 is a touch more “grown up” – but without losing any of the instant charm and youthful exuberance that made the ’13 such a bloody pleasure to drink.


This single-vineyard, cool-climate Syrah was sourced from Echunga, 410 metres above sea level in the southern Adelaide Hills. The fruit is grown on well-drained, granitic soil - Steve’s preference for Syrah. Hand-harvested and traditionally vinified in small open-top fermenters. Aged for 10 months in large-format French oak vats and puncheons.


Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2035
Bottle Size : 750ml

Steve Pannell taste-testing his grapes
Steve Pannell taste-testing his grapes
McLaren Vale, SA
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