The great Australian blend of Shiraz & Cabernet Sauvignon with a splash of Malbec. This wine shows the varieties with plum and blackcurrant fruits, typical chocolate character from the Shiraz and boysenberry spice from the Malbec. A juicy and persistent flavour and smooth velvety tannins.
Enjoy with a hearty winter stew or summer BBQ.
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.
"Bright crimson. A medium-bodied palate, with plum, blackberry, blackcurrant and a lick of dark chocolate given texture by silky tannins. Very good value."
Or "the one with the motorcycle on it" as some regulars call it. It has loads of dark fruit (plums, blackcurrant and blackberry) with very smooth tannins that make it so, so drinkable. Though I have it with everything from posh bangers and mash to the obligatory cheese board, I find it goes very with itself.
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