Posted on September 22nd, 2010
The Some Young Punks are doing some seriously interesting stuff with wine and how they package it. This one is The Squid’s Fist and it’s a blend of 70% Sangiovese (the stuff what they make Chianti and Brunello from in Italy) from the Barossa Valley, 30% Shiraz from McClaren Vale.
Just under 1,500 cases made of this stuff, so if you want some, be quick and click on curiouswines.ie to get some (€21).
The wine received 90 points from Stephen Tanzer in Wine Spectator. Jancis Robinson was on Grape Radio recently (worth a listen) and pointed out that points, my dear, just don’t matter in Britain. Despite this, more and more retailers people are quoting Tanzer, Parker et al.
So, question of the day – in a Ralph Keyes accent – can you turn pleasure into points?