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2016 L.A.S. Vino Pirate Blend

Margaret River, WA

Nic Peterkin isn't afraid to do things differently, and this Portugese-inspired blend is a truly unique (and truly delicious) Margaret River red wine.

$60.00

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The Pirate Blend is a bearded ruffian with excellent European manners (and dress sense!)

Nic Peterkin, Winemaker

About The Wine

The Pirate Blend. Now this is a wine with a lot of personality. This is different than your average Margaret River blend.

It is comprised of three Portuguese native varieties and a dash of Cabernet, inspired by Nic's time making wines in Portugal: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Cao and Sousao, all three of these characters offer something a little different to the party.

The bottle looks like it has just been brought up from below deck and the wine itself feels raw and untamed, but underneath it all is some serious winemaking and a clear vision which has been realised brilliantly by Peterkin.

Want to see what is on the cutting edge of Margaret River? The Pirate Blend is it!

About L.A.S Vino

Nic Peterkin’s blood runs red with Margaret River wine.

The son of Pierro founder, Dr Mike Peterkin and Shelly Cullen, of you guessed it, Cullen wines fame, the force is strong with this one. His wines are out there, challenging the status quo of one of the country’s most respected wine producing regions. This is the “New Guard” of Margaret River, and the wines are coming out all guns blazing.

Nic is playing with some varieties off the beaten path of classic Margaret River. Nebbiolo, Touriga Nacional and Sousao, all finding a home amongst his eye-catching range.

There's some serious substance to his project, being named as the 2016 Gourmet Traveller Young Winemaker of the Year for his eclectic and tantalising releases.

Winemaker Nic Peterkin horsing around
Winemaker Nic Peterkin horsing around
Margaret River, WA
Additional Info

From The Producer

 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 French oak. 

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Blue and red fruit, some blood suasage and turkish spice. Firm, sappy tannins run like ribs through the wine. It's smooth, sleek and seductive with an edge. A slippery and delicious mouthful of wine punctuated with a spicy finish. - Different Drop Wine Team

93Points
The Wine Front

"Bold of fruit and bold of oak. Perhaps a little too much of the latter though a) it’s spunky oak and b) with so much else going on the wine gets away with it. Inky berries, creamy texture, bay leaf notes, cedarwood and a garden of stringy tannin. The biggest impression here perhaps is that it’s still an absolute pup. This is red wine, bold with flavour." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $149 or more, or just $10 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

Melbourne Metro orders are picked up at 12pm from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and delivered the following day in Melbourne (Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri). Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Melbourne Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Brisbane Metro orders are picked up from our Sydney warehouse every Tuesday at 12pm and delivered on Thursday. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Brisbane Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Australia Wide Deliveries To the rest of Australia we use Australia Post. The Australia Post Collection Truck picks up orders from our Sydney warehouse every weekday at midday. If your order is placed before 12pm we’ll get it on the truck that day. Delivery times vary considerably with Australia Post and unfortunately there is no Express Delivery Option for wine (because it is fragile and heavy). PLEASE NOTE that we are currently seeing significant delays in the Australia Post delivery network. Strict government health and safety requirements and very high parcel volumes are causing significant backlogs at the main NSW and VIC sorting facilities. Orders are still arriving safe and sound but you may notice slower delivery times and less frequent scanning updates than usual.

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FaQs

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