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2016 S.C. Pannell Syrah Adelaide HillsSyrah from Australia


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  • 95 James Suckling -
  • 94 Wine Enthusiast
  • 93 Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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"The purity of fruit is impressive to say the least. The blue fruits just keep on coming with notes of brambleberries, dark cherries, dark plums, pressed violets, acai berries, & elderberries. Citrus, nutmeg, licorice, dark chocolate & charcoal follow. Very tight & chewy on the palate, which is so structured & fine-tuned. Full body, grainy & encompassing tannins & a long, steely finish. Edgy & silky at the same time. Drink in 2028."

94 Wine Enthusiast

Steve Pannell's reputation as one of Australia's most skilled red winemakers is a deserved one. This wine, with a bit of bottle age, is in a great place. It offers a deep well of aromas, from fleshy raspberry and cherry fruit to violets and warming spices, with earthy, leathery bass notes. Once you manage to extract your nose from the glass and take a sip, your palate is enveloped in silky, juicy fruit and taut, textural tannins. Equal parts power and plushness, this will hold until 2031 at least.

93 Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"Pannell's 2016 Syrah (sourced from the Adelaide Hills) is a medium to full-bodied effort, loaded with blueberry-blackberry fruit. Almost a third was fermented whole-cluster, but it's hardly noticeable, imparting just a light sprinkling of dried flower petals and spice to the mix. Likewise, the oak is almost sub-threshold, dusting the surface with hints of cinnamon and clove. It's a luscious combination, finished off with savory notes of black olive and espresso on the long finish."

Product Detail

Item # 114226
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Sub-Region McLaren Vale

95 - James Suckling -

94 - Wine Enthusiast

93 - Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2016
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Syrah
Size 750mL
Closure Screwtop
Taste currant, blueberry, blackberry and strawberry
Nose spice box, cedar and dark fruit