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Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Squid Jibbly Wines Malbec 2016

Squid Jibbly is a brand you may not have heard of, essentially it's a few mates in various roles in and around the industry who had a little play with some fruit out of the Clare Valley and Langhorne Creek  to produce this playful little number. 

Carries a lo-fi kinda vibe to it, a wine about youth, fruit, and unencumbered from artifice, or oak. It's fresh, with perhaps just a suggestion of a small amount of stem. 

Light of palate, fleet-footed perhaps; carries the classic dusky violet of the variety, but is about freshness and vitality. Good graphite tannin structure leaves a fine coating across the palate. Length goes alright, if not possessing the greatest depth. Fun to drink, you'd reach for a second glass - or more - for sure. 91 

Tasted on: Tuesday 23rd May, a Leaf to Fruit day
Source: Sample
Price: $15/bottle ($180/doz)
Alcohol: 13.2%
Closure: Screwcap

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