Double Love Trouble

New Vintage of Double Love Trouble

Some of you might be well aware of the wines of Some Young Punks from Australia as we have been selling various wines, including Naked on Roller Skates, The Squids Fist, Passion Has Red Lips and Lust Collides, for a couple of years now. One of their most popular wines, the Double Love Trouble, has been out of stock for about a year now since the 2010 sold out. There was no 2011 but the 2012 has just arrived. More information below.

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Some Young Punks Double Love Trouble 2012

The first thing I should say is, that apart from the cool label, a specially commissioned work by artist Asaf Hanuka featuring the bikini-clad sisters Trixie and Tess Love,  this wine bears little resemblance to the 2010 Double Love Trouble.

The 2010 was a blend of (if I recall correctly) 50% Tempranillo from Mount Barker and 50% Shiraz from McLaren Vale. The 2012 is a blend of 66% Nebbiolo and 34% Cabernet Sauvignon from the McLaren Vale. The fact that the blend is so different sparked some debate in the office as to whether this wasn’t being a little disingenuous with consumers and that perhaps it should have been bottled under a different label. Fruit is sourced from vines grown on grey loamy soils with an average age of 10 years and 15 years old respectively. The juice is left for 6 to 35 days on the skins, pressed to tank, settle and then trasferred to oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and maturation prior to blending. The wine is aged for 12 months in neutral Dargaud & Jaeglé barrels.

Double Love Trouble Tasting Notes

The 2012 Double Love Trouble has a good, clear red colour with purple hints and clear rim. The expansive nose has aromas of violets, menthol mint, red fruit (red wine gums) and and a good chunk of milk chocolate notes. The palate is fresh and clean and the dominating characteristic is red fruit. There is a firm tannic backbone and the finish is quite lengthy. For me, at the moment, the nose is a lot more open and pleasing than the palate. This might be because this wine has only just been bottled and shipped to the UK. I would like to come back to this wine in a few months time when I think it will have settled down a little and the tannins  will have softened up. Time will tell. 09/05/13

Only 993 cases of 12 bottles of this wine were produced so best grab some ASAP!!

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