Syp squidsfist

"The Squid's Fist" 2014

Some Young Punks

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.

Country:
Australia
Region:
South Australia
Appellation/ava:
Barossa Valley
Vineyard designation:
Kalimna Vineyard
Vintage:
2014
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
55% Shiraz, 45% Sangiovese
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
90

Geek Out

Aging:
Neutral French oak barriques (10 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Traditional
Alcohol percentage:
13.9
Closure:
Stelvin
Case production:
1042

Reviews

  • "90 points. Bright violet color. Smoke- and spice-accented red berry and dried cherry aromas display are lifted by a suave floral topnote. Nicely concentrated redcurrant, bitter cherry and spicecake flavors are complemented by a hint of succulent herbs and an exotic blood orange flourish. Finishes silky and long, with smooth tannins coming in late to add shape and grip." (vinous)
  • "88 points. Fleshy, offering wild blueberry and huckleberry flavors and plenty of firm black tea notes, with fresh loamy earth accents and a crisp edge. Floral details linger. Sangiovese and Shiraz. Drink now through 2026." (Wine Spectator)

Other Wines By This Producer