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S C Pannell - Field Street Shiraz 2016

Information

  • Country: Australia
  • Wine Region: South Australia
  • Wine Maker: Stephen Pannell
  • Grape: Shiraz/Syrah
  • Grape Percentage: 100% Shiraz/Syrah
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2021
Duty/Vat Paid
JS: 91 (2015) JH: 92 (2015)

Wine tasting notes

On the nose there is a lovely purity of fruit - aromas of violets are coupled with the beautiful perfume of a punnet full of fresh berries. On the palate it is medium to full bodied with lovely, earthy tannins and a lifted finish.

Winery Information

S C Pannell

Stephen Pannell is one of the best and brightest of the new generation of Australian winemakers. He spent a decade working as chief red wine maker at Hardys before striking out on his own in 2004. Steve has worked all over the world, including in Italy with Aldo Vajra in Barolo and in France for D. Dujac and Pousse d'Or. His father, Bill, started Moss Wood in Margaret River. His broad experience has helped shape his approach to winemaking and his wines are true expressions of the grapes and.. read more

Expert Reviews

James Suckling (2015)91 pts

A little lean but still solid, with berry, walnut, clove and earth character. Medium body and a chewy, juicy and tannic finish. Drink now. 

James Halliday (2015)92 pts

Vermilion of hue. Then comes the arsenal of smoked meat, black olive, cardamom, clove and Indian spice ebbing to and fro'. Violet soars before it is clenched by a whiff of reduction. It blows off. Then the black fruit, the blue fruit the assorted fruits....the lift of twig and shimmy of peppery acidity.

Vinification Notes

The Field Street Shiraz is made from fruit sourced from a single nine hectare vineyard. The original Shiraz plantings date back to 1970 and the vineyard faces west to the Gulf of St Vincent. In every sense this wine is at the heart of the S.C. Pannell label. This wine is stripped back from the artifice of winemaking to express the purity and breadth of McLaren Vale Shiraz. The grapes were hand-harvested. Grapes were crushed and spent 10-15 days on the skins. After fermentation, the wine was left for 11 months in 2,800 litre French oak vats, of which 30% were new oak. This wine is drinking well now but it will also reward cellaring over the next ten years.