Some Young Punks

Colin McBryde is not your conventional image of a man with a PhD. His shaved head and full body tattoos are a long way from the conventional lab geek. But when you realize that Some Young Punks, is all about a punk attitude to winemaking, it all starts to make sense. Along with partner Jen Gardner and her family, who own Adelina in the Clare Valley, add Nic Bourke and creative pop art packaging, you have Some Young Punks. Seriously good booze with seriously good attitude!


"We wanted to do something that had been done before, to make exceptional wine with small estate charm. The ethos is simple, self centered, and just a little arrogant - We make charismatic wines that are true to what we think ‘wine’ should be about. If someone doesn’t like the way we do it then they had better put the bottle down because there’s already not enough to go around. It is okay to judge a book by it’s cover; we judged the covers of books to decide on these labels. These labels are as bright and bold as the wines they clothe. Fresh Classics printed in glorious Punknicolor. The wines almost made themselves. The best fruit always does. But even the best fruit won’t jump into a crusher by itself so we help out a little in that respect. This beautiful tradeoff left us plenty of time to talk and drink and then talk some more. And when it was time we bottled it. Presto." - Punks
"The Suspects: In the case of Jen Gardner we have a straight-A student, with a PhD and a long line of important publications led astray by a love of The Wild Wine. A sad case of a good kid mixed up with the wrong type of wine, now she rarely even inoculates her ferments, preferring instead to let them run wild as she now does.
Colin McBryde was always a troublemaker, fleeing wineries in New Zealand and the Americas, he now operates out of Australia’s Clare Valley. He is truly an incorrigible winemaker, understood only by the yeast that helped him nab his PhD from Adelaide University.
Nic Bourke does whatever it takes to make the best wine. Those that stand in his way soon learn that winemaking is serious work except when it isn’t. McLaren Vale plays host to his hijinx but one region is never enough, and no variety is too big to be brought back down to size by a big enough crusher. Approach all three with caution - especially if they are anywhere near a bottle of wine. An opinion is only worth something when strongly held and these people have a helluva grip." - Punks

Double Love Trouble

The 2012 Double Love Trouble is a blend of 66% Nebbiolo 34% Cabernet Sauvignon grown on 10 to 15 year old vines planted on sandy loam, in McLaren Vale. The wine is aged for 12 months in neutral French Oak and is vegan and vegetarian friendly. Only 993 cases produced.

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Price: (12 Bottles) FL $240, 10cs $232
 
Fierce Allure Cabernet

A 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from a bio-dynamically farmed vineyard in McLaren Vale. The grapes were hand harvested and lightly crushed using only indigenous yeast for fermentation. The wine was aged in 16% new and the remainder in neutral French oak. 104 cases produced.

Reviews:

Bright ruby. High-pitched aromas of redcurrant, cherry and spicecake, with complicating notes of rose and tobacco. Sweet, sappy and expansive, offering potent red fruit preserve flavors and notes of bitter chocolate and candied flowers. Rich but lively Cabernet with excellent finishing cling and spicy persistence. - Tanzer 91 points

Price: (12 Bottles) FL $300
 
Lust Collides Mataro

Lust Collides is a Mataro from the bio-dynamically farmed Thomas Block vineyard in McLaren Vale. The grapes are lightly crushed and fermented using indigenous yeast and aged in neutral French oak. The team at Some Young Punks suggest that for tasting notes on this wine they advise you buy a bottle and write some notes on the wine yourself. 100 cases produced.

Reviews:

Bright ruby-red. Black raspberry and candied cherry aromas are complicated by anise, cured tobacco and smoky herbs. Sweet dark berry and cherry-vanilla flavors are firmed by fine-grained tannins and brightened by dusty minerals. Turns sweeter and smokier on the finish, which strongly echoes the dark berry notes. - Tanzer 90 points 2009

Price: (12 Bottles) FL $300.00
 
Monsters, Monsters Attack! Riesling

Monsters Attack is from two vineyard blocks in the Clare Valley. One in the south of Clare with limestone and chalk soils, the second in the north offering 65-70 year old vine fruit. The grapes are whole bunch pressed with the pressings and the free run kept separate. Fermentation is done at a low temperature with indigenous yeasts and then fermented in seasoned oak. 988 cases produced.

Reviews:

Fresh tangerine and green apple aromas are complemented by dusty talc and anise. Plump and juicy on entry and through the middle, then tightens up on the back end, displaying sappy citrus and honeydew character. Offers a compelling blend of fat and cut, finishing with very good spiciness and length. The food-matching possibilities here are limitless. - Tanzer 91 points

Price: (12 Bottles) FL $200, 2 cs $192
 
Naked on Roller Skates

This old world new world blend of 85% Shiraz and 15% Mataro, from grapes grown on clay and sandy loam soils in McLaren Vale. Aged in neutral French oak. Vegan and vegetarian friendly. Only 996 cases produced at 14.4% alcohol. This is serious wine with a fun label inspired from a pulp fiction novel of the same name. This is wine for those brave enough to go naked on roller skates!

Reviews:

Josh Raynolds
2013 Naked On Roller Skates Shiraz/Mataro Mclaren Vale($30) (a 70/30 blend): Inky purple. Brooding aromas of cassis, licorice and cocoa powder are lifted by a floral nuance. Fat, sweet and seamless, offering pliant dark fruit liqueur flavors and a touch of bitter chocolate. Finishes with smooth building tannins and very good length. 90 Tanzer

Price: (12 Bottles) FL $240.000
 
Passion Has Red Lips

Old world meets new world blend of Padthaway Cabernet and Shiraz from Langhorn Creek. The grapes were destemmed and crushed before fermentation and ageing in both French and American oak. The wine displays complex aromas of red and black currants, herbs, wild flowers, with juicy plum flavors. Bright acidity balances sweet tannins with a hint of mint and spice on the finish. The Shiraz gives warmth and roundness of flavour, while the Cabernet Sauvignon lends elegance. The name of this wine and the label come from the original Pulp Fiction novel ‘Sin on Wheels'.

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Josh Raynolds
2013 Passion Has Red Lips Cabernet/Shiraz South Australia($25) (a 60/40 blend): Bright purple. Assertive aromas of raspberry liqueur, potpourri and peppery spices are complemented by a suave floral quality. Smooth, sweet and seamless, offering vibrant red fruit and floral pastille flavors that take a darker turn to blackberry with air. Finishes sweet and long, with harmonious tannins and a hint of candied flowers. 90 Tanzer

Price: (12 Bottles) FL $200, 2 cs $192
 
Squid Fist

Old world new world blend of 55% Sangiovese and 45% Shiraz grown in the Barossa Valley, from fourteen year old vines planted on clay and ironstone soils. The fruit is hand harvested, crushed and fermented using 50% indigenous yeast. The wine is aged in neutral French oak. This is no port like fruit bomb.The aim of all Punks wines is for restrained, elegant wines that exhibit varietal distinction. Only 799 cases produced.

Reviews:

Deep ruby-red. Pungent dark 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, smoky finish. I like this wine's blend of richness and vivacity. - Tanzer on the 2010 vtg 90 points

Price: (12 Bottles) FL $240
 
Quickie

2009 Sold Out -

A old world new world Shiraz Nebbiolo blend.

From the original Pulp Fiction novel - ‘Quickie!’

"There’s no time like now to dress down and open up. As the time flies like so much unnecessary clothing you’ll quickly find you need more! When there’s no time to think, there’s more time for love." - Punks

You are just going to have to be patient for it.

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Price: (12 Bottles) FL #200.00, 2cs $192.00