Edit 14/02/17: Check which Passion Red Red Lips vintage we currently have here.
We have just had a new delivery of the new vintage of Some Young Punks Passion Has Red Lips and it is good to see that they are now doing their bit for the planet and using much lighter and much more eco-friendly wine bottles. There is definitely a trend towards using lighter weight wine bottles for packaging or “lightweighting” as the wine and packaging trades seem to be calling it. The days of the “who’s got the biggest bottle?” seems to be numbered but there is still a fair proportion wine producers who still seem to think that bigger is better when it comes to wine bottles. In the age of sustainability, lower emissions, lower energy usage and the moderation in general of packaging, materials and resources. This, combined with eco-friendly practises in the vineyard are the way forward and all combine to produce a much lower, green carbon footprint. Read my blog post about lightweight versus heavyweight wine bottles for a bit more information.
Here is a photograph of the Passion Has Red Lips 2012 (on the left) and 2011 (on the right) for a quick comparison.
2012 Passion Has Red Lips Tasting Notes
…..A blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon and 49% Shiraz sourced from nine different vineyard sites in the McLaren Vale. The average age of the Cabernet vines is 14 years old and the Shiraz vines 32 years old. The wine is aged 70% in stainless steel and 30% in neutral French oak barriques for 11 months. Only 5800 cases produced.
This wine is part of the Some Young Punks’ “Pulp” series of wines which also includes “Naked on Roller Skates” and “Quickie” Sauvignon Blanc. The label itself comes from an actual pulp fiction novel called “Sin on Wheels” by Loren Beauchamp (Robert Silverberg, Midwood Books #70, 1961) which is apparently about “about swingers in a trailer park” according to the website Vintage Sleaze Paperback.