2013
Misfits Wine Co.
'Cycle Buff Beauty'
South Australia

2013
Misfits Wine Co.
'Cycle Buff Beauty'
South Australia

This is a classic blend…hah. Really nothing classic about the blend. A Rhône varietal and a Bordeaux varietal? Certainly. It wasn’t that long ago that Syrah (Hermitage) was sneaking itself into Bordeaux as the Bordelais had a love affinity for Syrah. Swap a few barrels and accidently do some blending! Fast forward to modern day Australia though and you have scantily clad ladies running away from a crazed biker gang. Malbec and Shiraz is just the beginning of the madness. The story on the back label does much better justice.

Dark red. Aromas of blueberry, boysenberry and woodsmoke, with a subtle floral note in the background. Offers intense cherry, blue fruit liqueur and spicecake flavors that become sweeter as the wine opens in the glass, picking up a peppery nuance along the way. Shows very good depth and a hint of jamminess on the long, supple finish, which is framed by smooth, fully absorbed tannins. A real fruit bomb in an attractive way, but it also has the structure to support its flamboyant berry character.

  • Region: Clare Valley
  • Varietal: 90% Shiraz - 10% Malbec
  • Vintage: 2013
  • Vineyard: Shiraz (two sites in McLaren Vale & one in Clare Valley) - Malbec (single vineyard in Clare Valley)
  • Vine Age: Average: 18 years old
  • Yield: Average: 3 tons per acre
  • Oak: 10 months in French barrique (20% new)
  • 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 »

MISFITS WINE CO.

CLARE VALLEY

Like a 32 waist in a fat man store, Misfits Wine Co. doesn't seem to fit in. At the heart of this outfit are 3 unexpected wine souls, all about the produce, not about conforming to the current ideology of the 'wine selling set.' Chris Columbus wanna-be's are in business; Misfits is a part of a whole new winemaking culture ready to be discovered. Misfits Productions rejects convention, doing whatever it takes to make the best product possible. Learn More »

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