Pannell's 2015 Koomilya Vineyard Offer

Koomilya vines and trees

A few weeks ago we were lucky enough to visit Steve and Fiona Pannell at their spectacular Koomilya vineyard in McLaren Vale for the first glimpse at the new 2015 releases. Rubbing elbows with Australian wine royalty, we took a walk through the terraced vineyards, wine glass in hand, while Steve talked us through why he loves the place so much - a place he qualifies as mystical, curious and where he can find peace. It's also a place with a full and rich history where Steve earned his first Jimmy Watson Trophy while at Hardy's and, after years of nurturing, still produces exceptional wines - expressive, brooding, powerful and fragrant, but poised, graceful and effortless. This week we are honoured to be able to share Steve and Fiona's "babies" with you, including the entrancing JC Block. Enjoy!


2015 Cabernet Shiraz - $60
"Brooding blackcurrant fruit nose with some fine floral notes. Lovely freshness and purity here with good acidity. So pure and expressive, with real finesse. Tannic yet pure, linear and elegant. A classic. " - 96 Points, James Goode

"One of Pannell's greatest talents as a winemaker is his blending, and this is a shining example of a deft touch. The vintage has delivered superbly vibrant red and blue fruits, cassis, blueberries, red plums, raspberries and blackberries. The palate has silky textural appeal, gliding and building layers of fine velvety tannins that hold layers of bright fruit. Deceptively long, powerful and elegant. Drink now or hold. " - 95 Points, James Suckling

2015 Shiraz - $60
"Concentrated, pure and fine with lovey raspberry and black cherry fruit. Structured and very fine. Backward and tannic but pure and primary with lots of finesse, even though there’s good structure here and some floral perfume even at this early age. Thrilling wine. " - 95 Points, James Goode

2015 DC Block Shiraz - $95
"Highly aromatic with brooding black cherry and raspberry fruit. Really concentrated with amazing depth and a hint of spicy richness. Burly and tannic but still very fresh and pure. Has massive potential for development" - 95 Points, James Goode

"A captivating wine that marries the best of the region’s supple, approachable shiraz style with a wealth of detail and astutely assembled tannin structure. The nose is bathed in ripe red berries, delivering a very nicely curated array of earthy and sweetly spicy complexity. The palate has a seductive allure as it is very supple and packed with fleshy, ripe red plums. The tannins are suspended in helix-like form and wrapped around a long core of plush, deep blackberries, red and dark plums. Deeper chocolate and plums to close. Superb. Drink or hold. This will cellar nicely." - 97 Points, James Suckling

2015 JC Block Shiraz - $95 *limit of three bottles per person
"80-100-year-old vines from a block that used to be a core component of Eileen Hardy Shiraz. Intense brooding nose of sweet raspberry and cherry fruit with a subtle tarry edge. Concentrated but very fresh with firm tannins and more red than black fruits. Dense and subtly tarry. Fine, but needs a lot of time." - 96 Points, James Goode

"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." - 99 Points, James Suckling 

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