Massive red that’s chockers with big flavours of black cherry, damson, black tea, smoky oak and gunflint. Rich and minerally in texture, with a coffee bean sheen, smooth tannins and a long, complex finish.
Should be decanted for 1-2 hours to allow full expression of this wonderfully complex Shiraz.
Frank Potts, an immigrant from England, founded Bleasdale in 1850, and six generations later his descendants form the second-oldest wine family in Australia (after Yalumba). The name comes from a local Reverend, Ignatius Bleasdale, who advocated a “sober, wine-drinking community that excludes ardent spirits.” An anti-temperance priest suited Frank’s ironic sense of humour, so he immortalised him in his winery.
James Halliday Wine Companion
A masterful play between luscious Langhorne Creek fruit and a spicy, savoury finish. A medium-bodied shiraz that holds interest from the first sip to the finish and aftertaste of the last sip. It's a needle in the groove to comment on the dizzying value for money. 95 Points.
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