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  • 2022 L.A.S. Vino Pirate Blend
  • 2022 L.A.S. Vino Pirate Blend
  • 2022 L.A.S. Vino Pirate Blend
  • 2022 L.A.S. Vino Pirate Blend
  • 2022 L.A.S. Vino Pirate Blend

2022 L.A.S. Vino Pirate Blend

$65.00Price

Pirates were the outlaws, the one’s who broke the rules , the fighters, the one’s who lust after life with gusto. They drank with a passion that was truly magnificant. For pirates liquor was the saviour; it soothed the heat of the sun and made the dark nights brighter. This blend is an ode to those salty sea dogs we left behind and those still sailing. Those willing to break the rules and live a life according to nothing but passion and the pursuit of personal desire.

 

The 2022 vintage was a fantastic vintage with warm weather leading to even ripening and good yields. The Pirate Blend contains three Portuguese varieties: Touriga Nacional for structure and depth. Tinta Cao for aroma and finesse. Sousao is the darkest berry I know, and you know what they say, the darker the berry, the sweeter the fruit. All the fruit was hand picked from 40 year old dry grown vines in Yallingup. The wine was both bunch and berry sorted prior to softening for 18 months in barrique

 

Tasting Notes: 

Ruby red in hue. The wine displays notes of sweet spice, cinnamon, clove, plum compote, blueberry and dark chocolate. Soft silky tannins with an exotic mix of red berry fruit sweetness and cocoa on the palate. Long, complex and an intriguing finish.

 

Variety: 65% Touriga Nacional 32% Tinta Cao 3% Souzao

Vineyard: Yallingup, Margaret River
Soil: Gravelly loam

Maturation: 18 months in barrique

Closure: Diam and hand wax 

  • 2023 L.A.S. Vino Pirate Blend 

    'A slurpy, rollicking ride of red berries, mulberry compote, dark chocolate, panforte, dried herbs, ground mixed nuts and toasty spice elements. Go forth! Has a touch of that sense of liquified Xmas pudding, though not with the ribald sweetness, here decidedly dry, somewhat chewy, still quite plush and rich, but with train tracks of tannin tightening screws. Feels good to drink .'

    Mike Bennie  

    -The Wine Front - 

     

    2021 L.A.S. Vino Pirate Blend 

    'Deep ruby red in the glass. Fragrant blue and purple berries with cinnamon, clove, and violets on the nose. A deep core of blackberry fruit intermingles with vanilla and cinnamon while hints of black pudding add a darker tone. Great length and persistence with ample tannins that remain cleverly disguised from entry to finish.'

    Stuart Knox  

    -The Real Review- 

     

    2020 L.A.S. Vino Pirate Blend 

    "This is such a beautiful mix of the Portuguese varieties; touriga nacional, tinta cao and sousao. It suggests sweet fruit but delivers with a restrained, dry savouriness showing a mix of dired herbs and spices and typical dark syrupy chocolate. The colour is very dark, which is largely a product of the sousao. The tannins have a dry chalky feel which offsets the plush fruit vibrancy."

    94/100 

    Ray Jordan,

    The West Australian Wine Guide

     

    2020 L.A.S. Vino Pirate Blend 

    "Spiced notes of vanilla bean and licorice lead into an almost impenetrable core of inky dark fruits. With air, gamey notes evolve and a velvety core of fruit fleshes out against the fine sleek curtain of tannins. This is tightly wound and powerful. It has a lovely sense of freshness and a delicious Dutch licorice finish that teases the tastebuds" 

    93/100

    Gabrielle Poy 

    The Real Review

     

    2020 L.A.S. Vino Pirate Blend 

    "Rich and soft though you’ll find vapour trails of flinty, granitic tannins here too. Scents of ripe dates, dark berries, mocha, cola. Flavours in a similar zone. Good flow and lovely inky character through the wine, gently palate staining as it finishes. Pleasure zone stuff."

    Mike Bennie

    The Wine Front 

     

    2020 L.A.S. Vino Pirate Blend 

    A hearty core of red and dark berry fruit with sliced chocolate and a subtly herbal and leafy edge. The palate is plush and silky with supple fleshy and ripe dark berry fruit. Smooth and so, so supple. A blend of touriga nacional, tinta cao and sousao. 

    93 Points 

    Gourmet Traveller Wine 

     

    Previous Reviews 

    "Talk about immaculate. This is millimetre-perfect stuff. Savoury, light- to medium-bodied, intricately tannic, balanced and long. It’s a dry, textural wine with a floral aspect sitting not just on the nose but right inside the palate. Bravo. It’s not a profound wine but it does everything right and then some."

    94/100 Campbell Mattinson The Wine Front 

    Decanter World Wine Awards Silver Medal ( 92 Points )

  • For pirates music was the saviour; it soothed the heat of the sun and made the dark nights brighter. A blend of sea shanties. 'On you're boat'

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