2017
Some Young Punks
'The Squid's Fist'
Clare Valley

2017
Some Young Punks
'The Squid's Fist'
Clare Valley

A Battle in the Deep as two foes collide! The Squid's Fist lands hard against the crude steel of the submersible, the force buckles, kinks and crushes it as an old rivalry comes to a head 750ml under the seal. Once again the T'n'T team find themselves submerged in high drama. How will they survive both the wrath of the mighty Cephalopod and the diabolical plans of the crazed engineer?

A change is as good as the rest they say, and from 2015 The Squid is drawn from a new and improved site in the Clare Valley. Previously, Col McBryde's Shiraz and Sangiovese for this rip-snorting blend came from the Barossa and McLaren Vale. The new vineyard in question is Lyn and Robert Jaeschke's Hill River Estate, planted in 2000 on the grey brown loam and sandy limestone of the Polish Hill River Valley, south-east of Clare.

The 2017 vintage is Clare Valley Sangiovese and Shiraz co-fermented for about ten days on skins and pressed to stainless steel. 50% of the wine was then matured in stainless steel, and the remainder in French old barriques.

Pungent bright berries, cherry compote and musky herbs on the nose, with sexy rose and incense qualities gaining strength with air. Broad and fleshy on entry, then turns nervier in the middle palate, showing dense cherry and floral flavors. Dusty tannins add grip and focus to the long, precise finish.

  • Region: Clare Valley
  • Varietal: 65% Sangiovese - 35% Shiraz
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Vineyard: Lyn and Robert Jaeschke's Hill River Estate
  • Vine Age: 17 years old
  • Soil Type: Grey Brown Loam & Sandy Limestone
  • Oak: 10 months in neutral French barrique (50%) and stainless steel (50%)
  • Production: 2,000 cases
Winery & Regional Information
CLARE VALLEY

With a continuous history of winemaking dating back to 1852, the stone buildings and wineries of the Clare Valley add to the region's striking and varied beauty. It is a high quality producer of long-lived, intensely flavoured and strongly structured table wines, virtually all of which are made in limited quantities. Learn More »

SOME YOUNG PUNKS

CLARE VALLEY

Some Young Punks epitomize the best of New Australia. The punks consist of Col McBryde (Guinness Book of World Record holder for most tattoos while holding multiple Ph.D's and voted Australia's Young Gun Winemaker of the Year), Jen Gardner (self confessed nerdy yeast expert) and thirdly Nic Bourke (Self proclaimed number one fan of Culture Club - google Nic Bourke and look at the pic in drag - and winemaker extraordinaire). Like most amongst the new breed of interesting, young winemakers in Australia they aren't moved by porty Shiraz and seeks instead a sense of place and restraint the wines... Learn More »

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