Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia
Conceptually, an adaptation of the pulp novel Sin on Wheels, realized through an equitable coupling of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. Fruit is harvested off fully mature vines, crushed into fermenters and treated to maceration for the optimal extraction of colour and tannins. A course of vinification on skins and pressing into a selection of new and seasoned French oak barriques, for the completion of malolactic and term of maturation. 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.
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.