S.C. Pannell

About S.C. Pannell

Having parents who founded 2 wineries (Moss Wood and Picardy) gave Stephen Pannell a good head start in winemaking, and it was a matter of time before he started his own label. A fervent advocate of Australian Grenache, Pannell’s wines are known to be exceptionally approachable without sacrificing age ability.

Before starting his own label in 2004, Stephen Pannell was the chief winemaker at Hardy’s between 1999 and 2003, having also undergone several apprenticeships in France, most notably at Domaine Comte Lafon and Mouton-Rothschild. His fascination with Grenache is rooted in his preference to make medium-bodied wines rather than heavy blockbusters, with Grenache seemingly the perfect choice. After spending over 20 years crafting Grenache from McLaren Vale, Stephen Pannell is hopeful that the varietal will become McLaren Vale’s most recognized wine in good time.

Over the course of his career, Stephen has amassed a string of accolades, including being named one of the 50 most influential contributors to the world of wine by Decanter Magazine and being the first winemaker in McLaren Vale history to win the Bushing Trophy for best red wine of show in McLaren Vale four times over!

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
S. C. Pannell Grenache Old McDonald 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £232.07
2018

S. C. Pannell Grenache Old McDonald 2018 (6x75cl)

Halliday Wine Companion (97)

The provenance of the Old McDonald single vineyard comprises 76yo bushvines and is lighter and more perfumed than its sibling, the Clarendon Smart. Both excellent interpretations of their sites. This one heady with red fruits, florals, dried herbs/mint and a hint of green walnuts. There's a savoury overlay, with very fine sandpaper tannins and neat acidity sashaying across the just medium-bodied palate. Detailed, complex yet ethereal.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

South Australia 6x75cl 1 97 (HWC) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £232.07
S. C. Pannell Grenache Old McDonald 2019 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £244.07
2019

S. C. Pannell Grenache Old McDonald 2019 (6x75cl)

The Real Review (95)

Medium to deep red/purple colour, with a humus, undergrowth, dried-spice aroma that is more savoury than fruity, while the palate is similarly drying, savoury and super-serious. Darker fruit flavours are lurking within. Dried cranberry emerged with time in the glass. A full-bodied, well-structured grenache with lashings of fine, powdery, drying tannins. Lovely wine.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Apr 2022

South Australia 6x75cl 35 95 (TRR) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £244.07
S. C. Pannell Shiraz Koomilya JC Block 2015 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £496.07
2015

S. C. Pannell Shiraz Koomilya JC Block 2015 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (99)

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.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

South Australia 6x75cl 1 99 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £496.07
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
S. C. Pannell Grenache Old McDonald 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £180.00
2018

S. C. Pannell Grenache Old McDonald 2018 (6x75cl)

Halliday Wine Companion (97)

The provenance of the Old McDonald single vineyard comprises 76yo bushvines and is lighter and more perfumed than its sibling, the Clarendon Smart. Both excellent interpretations of their sites. This one heady with red fruits, florals, dried herbs/mint and a hint of green walnuts. There's a savoury overlay, with very fine sandpaper tannins and neat acidity sashaying across the just medium-bodied palate. Detailed, complex yet ethereal.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

South Australia 6x75cl 1 97 (HWC) Read Review/Description In Bond: £180.00
S. C. Pannell Grenache Old McDonald 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £190.00
2019

S. C. Pannell Grenache Old McDonald 2019 (6x75cl)

The Real Review (95)

Medium to deep red/purple colour, with a humus, undergrowth, dried-spice aroma that is more savoury than fruity, while the palate is similarly drying, savoury and super-serious. Darker fruit flavours are lurking within. Dried cranberry emerged with time in the glass. A full-bodied, well-structured grenache with lashings of fine, powdery, drying tannins. Lovely wine.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Apr 2022

South Australia 6x75cl 35 95 (TRR) Read Review/Description In Bond: £190.00
S. C. Pannell Shiraz Koomilya JC Block 2015 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £400.00
2015

S. C. Pannell Shiraz Koomilya JC Block 2015 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (99)

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.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

South Australia 6x75cl 1 99 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £400.00

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