Stephen Pannell is one of Australia’s finest and most imaginative winemakers. He's won more awards than we have room to list here, amongst them International Red Winemaker of the Year and Decanter Magazine’s 50 Most Influential Contributors to the World of Wine. His S.C. Pannell Koomilya JC Block Shiraz is proof of that skill and acumen. It's a single block Shiraz from 80 year old vines. Set this one on your top shelf while you peruse your meat stew and oxtail recipes. Cheers mates!
James Suckling: Designated Top 100 Wine of 2018, #26 Rank. "A slightly firmer and more fragrant style to the ultra-rich DC Block bottling of the same vintage. This has impressive depth and concentration. Aromas are in the spectrum of dark, red and purple berries. There is an astutely handled, spicy oak influence courtesy of the 2700-liter French oak vats. The palate carries on with a wealth of fine, long and sleek tannins, which deliver a fresh plum-stone finish. Try from 2023." Dec 2018
Winery: "An assault of many aromas and flavours that sweep together in one fluid motion, bound in the Koomilya signature of split red wood and mahogany. Palate: deep spice and cassis flavours that surprise and delight. Tannin: silky tannins play across the back palate. Pair with: beef cheeks or oxtail. Cellar: as long as you can!"
|Bottle||750ml, screw cap|
|Aging||Stainless steel, then 14 months further refining in bottle|
|Region||McLaren Vale, Australia|