Bleasdale `The Broad-Side` Shiraz Cabernet Malbec 2014 (6 x 750mL), SA.

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

RRP $16

$12.99 per Bottle
$77.94 per pack

Overview

The Broad-Side is part of the heritage range, and each wine within this range represents a direct link to Bleasdale's history.'Broad-Side' acknowledges the youngest son of Frank Potts II, Lloyd or ‘Sticky’ Potts who came second in the inaugural Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Philip Island in 1932.

So much history in a bottle!

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

Expert Reviews

A motor of assorted red and black berry flavours jumps quickly to life and then hums cleanly through to a satisfying finish. Rating 89 - Drink by 2019, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (SEP/2015).

Attractive Langhorne Creek red blend.

Sweet fruit. Red- and black-berries, anise, gum leaves, earth. It swings through the palate easily and well; it’s good value. Rating 88 - Drink by 2019, Campbell Mattinson, winefront.com.au (OCT/2015).

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

This wine shows the harmony of these three varietals with plum and blackcurrant fruits, typical chocolate character from the Shiraz and boysenberry spice from the Malbec.

Palate

The palate is juicy with persistent flavour and smooth velvety tannins.

Vintage
2014
Region
SA - Langhorne Creek
Grape Style
Shiraz Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

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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