Bleasdale ‘Generations’ Malbec 2018

28.00

Description

Classic dark purple colour with flamboyant aromas of violets, blackberry, plum and fruitcake. The rich, opulent palate shows masses of berry and spice flavours, held together with velvety tannins and underscored by toasty oak. Intensely concentrated, 100% Malbec from Langhorne Creek, matured for 12 months in a combination of new and seasoned French oak hogshead and puncheon barrels.

As it is bottled without filtration it may throw a light sediment so decant if you can.

Try with beef, duck confit or blue cheese.

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.

  • Rich, structured, intense
  • 750ml
  • 14.5% Alcohol
  • Screwcap
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Producer: Bleasdale

Bleasdale founder Frank Potts arrived from England to South Australia in 1836 and founded the winery in Langhorne Creek in 1850. Six generations later his descendants make up the second oldest wine family in Australia after Yalumba. The Bleasdale 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.

With James Halliday’s Winemaker of the Year 2018 Paul Hotker at the helm, Bleasdale's star has never been higher. Labelled ‘the ultimate viniculturalist’, Hotker is propelling the Bleasdale wine dynasty ever forward, combining over 170 years of history in its name with 50 hectares of primarily red vines in Langhorne Creek and whites in the Adelaide Hills. Theirs is a diverse portfolio of wines ranging from cool climate whites to revered sparkling Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Langhorne-specialism Malbec. Robert Parker is a Bleasdale fan, noting that it “produces some of the most reliable, fairly-priced wines around.”

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Gold Medal
Langhorne Creek Wine Show (2018)
Trophy Medal
Langhorne Creek Wine Show (2017)
Gold Medal
Langhorne Creek Wine Show (2017)
Gold Medal
Royal Adelaide Wine Show (2016)
Silver Medal
Royal Melbourne Wine Show (2017)
Silver Medal
Royal Queensland Wine Show (2016)
Gold Medal
Royal Sydney Wine Show (2018)
Trophy Medal
Royal Sydney Wine Show (2018)

Reviews

  • James Halliday Wine Companion 2018

    James Halliday

    Matured for 12 months in French oak (22% new). A thoroughly inviting bouquet of mixed spices, purple and black fruits and cedary oak; the palate is likewise labrador-friendly, awash with plum and black cherry fruit, but retains its shape and focus. An ever-reliable wine that fully justifies its price. Trophy for Best Shiraz Langhorne Creek Wine Show, gold medal Adelaide Wine Show '16. 96 Points.

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