SC Pannell Field ST
The accolades attached to the name SC Pannell are quite impressive. Twice
named McLaren Vale Bushing King, named Winemaker of the year by Gourmet Traveler
in 2015, winning the title of International Red Winemaker of the Year at the
International Wine Challenge in London and to top it all off - twice collecting
the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy at the Royal Melbourne Wine Show. Stephen
Pannell clearly doesn't need any introduction and he has quietly worked his way
to Icon status in the Australian Wine Industry.
Stephen and wife, Fiona established the brand in 2004 and in 2014 they set up a long-awaited cellar door on Oliver's Road in McLaren Vale. This was always important for Stephen and he works with a very holistic philosophy where winemaking starts with the climate and the importance of the vineyard and the partnership of wine and food.
The Field St Shiraz 2016 is an absolute delight to drink. It's clearly Shiraz
but it's got freshness, structure and energy. The words that keeps coming to
mind are "Juicy deliciousness". The wine takes it name from the 9 ha vineyard
surrounding the new Cellar Door in McLaren Vale.