Big aromas and a medium-to-full-bodied palate that's loaded with jammy flavours of overripe blackberries, clove, fruitcake and smoke. Supple, rich and fruity, with gentle tannins and clean, food-friendly acidity. Good weight and length.
Drink with olive-crusted lamb or Stilton sirloin burgers with onion jam.
Langhorne Creek is a mostly-red wine region, south of Adelaide, where Cabernet and Shiraz make up 85% of plantings. Much of the region’s fruit disappears into multi-regional blends for Wolf Blass, Jacob’s Creek and other big brands. Langhorne is an extension of the productive Big Rivers Zone, and what would otherwise be a very warm climate is moderated by nearby Lake Alexandria, Gulf of Saint Vincent and Southern Ocean.
Frank Potts arrived in South Australia in 1836 and was attracted to Langhorne Creek by its deep red soils and big gum trees. He initially planted 12 hectares of Shiraz and Verdelho, and also constructed a weir and channel system to use the River Bremer to flood-irrigate his vineyards. Today's Bremerview vineyards are still planted on the banks of the Bremer, and still rely on periodic flooding for watering the vineyards.