Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia
We blame the booze, the whiff and the swill did us in, all that was left to do was to make more. In many ways the wines that weren't worth the pull on the cork caused this as much as the wines that we will never have the pleasure of decorking again. Conceptually, an adaptation of the pulp novel Sin on Wheels, realized through an equitable coupling of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. This is Passion, a monster bigger than the three of us that leads us to soapbox, even to grandstand and sometimes pass out on the couch.
The ethos is simple, to create charismatic wines that are true to what Some Young Punks think wine is about. Inspired by images as bright and as intense as the wines, Some Young Punks draw inspiration from low brow literature of the pulp fiction era. Fruit is harvested off fully mature vines between ten and thirty five years of age, planted to a variety of soils, ranging from black cracking clays to grey sandy loams. Parcels are crushed into fermenters and treated to a maceration for the optimal extraction of colour and tannins, followed by a course of vinification on skins and pressing into a selection of new and seasoned French oak barriques for the completion of malolactic and a term of maturation.
Inky ruby colour. Complex aromas of vivid red and dark berries, pungent herbs and fresh flowers. Round and seductive, with silky raspberry and blackberry preserve flavors braced by nervy minerality. Stains the palate with energetic red berry flavors, no intrusive tannins to get in the way of the fruit. There is always the danger that while drinking a bottle of Punks, you may also be pushed to acts of complete random.