90% Shiraz and 10% Malbec from South Australia.
Sample submitted for review. Available for as low as $12.99. 1,800 cases produced.
From the bottle:
"Like a 32 waist in a fat man store, Misfits Wine Co. doesn't seem to fit in. At the heart of this outfit are 3 unexpected wine souls, all about the produce, not about conforming to the current ideology of the 'wine selling set.' Chris Columbus wanna-be's are in business; Misfits is a part of a whole new winemaking culture ready to be discovered. Misfits Productions rejects convention, doing whatever it takes to make the best product possible.
The Cycle Buff Beauty, a tale of escape. How two exquisite beauties escape the clutches of heathen hands that would nave otherwise squeezed all life from their precious bodies. This Malbec Shiraz is a tribute to those who held onto their precious rose and escaped the clutches of those who just don’t know.
To be honest, I don't really get the premise behind the label on this wine. In fact, the whole thing strikes me as rather gratuitous. That aside, the wine inside the bottle is really quite good, so let's focus on that!
The 2012 Misfits Wine Co. Cycle Buff Beauty Shiraz begins with a very aromatic nose - you can easily smell this one from even a few feet away. Blackberry, plums, lavender and notes of cinnamon and other spice predominate. I don't normally think of Shiraz in terms of old vines (like say Zinfandel) but this wine comes from 25 year old vines and it shows in the glass. It also spends 12 months in used French oak barriques. All of this adds up to a big, very ripe and very juicy wine with a smooth, silky texture and fine tannins. You'll also find similar fruit to the nose (blackberry and plum) plus more spice notes when tasting this easy to drink wine. It ends with lingering juicy fruit and oaky spice plus hints of tobacco and dark chocolate.