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2018 S.C. Pannell Syrah

Adelaide Hills, SA

The final ever release of this iconic Adelaide Hills benchmark Syrah. The last release is a belter!

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$35.00

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The closest yet to a favourite French style, St Joseph.

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. 

This will be the final vintage of the Adelaide Hills Syrah and Steve believes it's the closest yet to the coveted "St Joseph style".

It comes from a stunning vineyard in Echunga, in the south of the Adelaide Hills.  Like all of Steve's wines it is built around bright fruit and beautiful tannins, and in a warmer season like 2018, it really sings.

This is the embodiment of modern cool-climate Syrah. A classy and sophisticated wine driven by perfume and spice. For the final vintage of this wine, it's going out with a bang!

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.

Steve taste-testing in his winery
Steve taste-testing in his winery
McLaren Vale, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

“The closest yet to a favourite French style, St Joseph.”

Aromatics: 4.5 / 5 Profile: Highly perfumed vibrant and complex. Nordic berries, all spice, sandalwood nose and blue fruits on the pallet

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 14.00%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2030

Steve Pannell taste-testing his grapes
Steve Pannell taste-testing his grapes
McLaren Vale, SA
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95Points
The Wine Front

"Effortless wine, this one. It’s all blue fruit, spice, lavender and grilled meat. Such perfume! (but savoury too). Svelte and spicy, medium-bodied at most, juicy blue and black fruit, intensity of small berries with fine silty, almost Turkish coffee tannin, black olive and dried herb on a long finish of poise and exotic scents. It’s a beauty." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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brilliant Adelaide Hills shiraz

No one quite makes an Adelaide Hills shiraz like Steve Pannell. Brilliant colour and texture, the only disappointment experienced is when you pur the last drop from the bottle

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