Bleasdale `Frank Potts` Cabernet Malbec 2012 (6 x 750mL), Langhorne Creek.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

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Frank Potts founded Bleasdale in 1850, this wine celebrates his legacy of innovation and resourcefulness. This wine is a Cabernet Sauvignon based blend and may contain varying percentages of Malbec, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Merlot depending on the performance of those varietals in the vintage year.

SA - Langhorne Creek
South Australia

Expert Reviews

A complex, elegant 65/15/11/5/4% blend of cabernet sauvignon, malbec, petit verdot, merlot and cabernet franc that spent 12 months in French puncheons and hogsheads. Bright crimson-purple; has absorbed the oak while preserving the cassis fruits and softening the tannins; good length and balance. Rating 94 - Drink by 207, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (JAN/2014)

Winery Tasting Notes


Lovely red berry and darker fruit aromas, notably blackcurrant, plum and lifted violets with a touch of black olives.


These characters continue onto the palate supported by layers of nutmeg, cinnamon and spice oak flavours, with a hint of vanilla. Balanced, finely structured and perfumed, this wine shows considerable length.


This wine will benefit from cellaring for 10—15 years.

Medals & Trophies

Double Gold - China Wine & Spirits Awards 2014

Gold - Mundus Vini 2014

Silver - Riverina Wine Show 2014, International Wine and Spirit Competition 2014

Silver - International Wine Challenge 2014, Langhorne Creek Wine Show 2014

Silver - Royal Hobart Wine Show 2013

Silver - Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2013

SA - Langhorne Creek
Grape Style
Cabernet Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

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Frank Potts was born in 1815, three weeks after the Battle of Waterloo, into an England of hope and glory. Salt seemed to seep through his blood, for he joined the Royal Navy at the age of nine, taking his first commission on Nelson's famous HMS Victory. Barefoot and bare-chested he sailed around the world avoiding cholera and the cat of nine tails before arriving in South Australia in the first landing party in 1836, with just a chest of carpentry tools to his name.

He started colonial life as a 21 year old boat builder in Port Adelaide, was promoted to harbour master and pilot, constructed his own ketch Petrel, and became a trader of onions, wheat, sea birds, seal oil and skins from Kangaroo Island to the mainland.

Selling his boat and first home in Port Adelaide, he purchased the first sections of land on the fertile Bremer River at Langhorne Creek, cleared the land and started farming.

He planted his first vines in 1858 selling wine to Thomas Hardy, before expanding his holdings to 30 acres in the 1860s.

Ironically, it was Frank Potts' abilities as a sailor that led him to Langhorne Creek - and the life of a landlubber winemaker and vigneron.

He saw the potential of the region when he explored it in the 1850s, convinced that the stands of tall red gums promised fertile soils and reliable water.

Since Frank's journey Langhorne Creek's alluvial soils and surprisingly cool climate, nurtured by maritime breezes, has attracted many famous winemakers.

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