Bleasdale `Frank Potts` Cabernet Malbec 2013 (6 x 750mL), Langhorne Creek.

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Overview

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.

Region:
SA - Langhorne Creek
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Shares the bright, healthy colour of all the '13 Bleasdale releases; a full-blown Bordeaux blend of 62/18/11/6/3% cabernet sauvignon, malbec, petit verdot, cabernet franc and merlot duly delivers the goods with a beautifully balanced array of predominantly black fruits, but not to the exclusion of some juicy plum and red sparklets. Rating 95 - Drink by 2033, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2016

Winery Tasting Notes

Grape Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon (62%), Malbec (18%), Petit Verdot (10%), Cabernet Franc (6%) and Merlot (4%).

Aroma

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

Palate

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 and structure.

Cellaring

Will benefit from cellaring for 10 to 20 years.

Bottled without filtration, decanting 2 hours prior to consumption is recommended.

Medals & Trophies

Trophy - Best Cabernet Dominant Blend Trophy & Gold, Sydney Royal Wine Show 2014

Trophy - Best Red Blend Trophy & Gold - Perth Royal Wine Show 2014

Winewise Championship Winner, Best Cabernet Blend 2015

Gold Medal, Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2014

Gold Medal, National Wine Show 2014

Vintage
2013
Region
SA - Langhorne Creek
Grape Style
Cabernet Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14%

Winery Profile

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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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