I love this wine and I love drinking it.
About the Wine
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.
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.