2014 Some Young Punks ‘Passion Has Red Lips’ Shiraz Blend

Clare Valley - Australia

2014 Some Young Punks ‘Passion Has Red Lips’ Shiraz Blend


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Grape TypeShiraz
Vintage Year2014
Wine MakerSome Young Punks
SweetnessBone Dry
TanninHigh Tannin
Shiraz in Australia is as deep and dark a red as you can get. Once you arrive at Shiraz, you have hit the end of the line in terms of power. Full bodied wines but still elegant!
FoodRed Meat, BBQ
MoodsAny and all

This wine's story

With a name like ‘Passion Has Red Lips’, named after an early 1900’s Pulp Fiction novel, what more do you need to know? In 2006, Some Young Punks was created by three lifelong friends Col, Jen (both from Adelina Wines) and Nic. What was their reason for creating this new age winery?... in their words “we blame the booze.” These punks have managed to transfuse their wicked senses of humour into a number of funky labels including Naked on Roller Skates, Monster’s Attack and Quickie.

But don't mistake the humour for superficial wine production, these guys are the real deal. The label is a small scale production that is traditional in its approach with a no fuss attitude including hand-picking in small lots, fruit sourced from all over South Australia, basket pressing, indigenous yeast fermentations and no filtration.

Sommelier Notes

The Punks are back! This blend of predominantly Shiraz, with one quarter Cabernet Sauvignon, is structured and shapely, with plenty of rich, sweet, upfront fruit, but beautifully balanced with refreshing acidity. The McLaren Vale is known for producing richer-styled reds, and this is no exception, with notes of dark cocoa, cinnamon and blackberry. Sultry.

Team Notes

Shiraz will always be a true favourite of mine, and this one is top of my Shiraz list!