Bleasdale `Frank Potts` Cabernet Malbec 2017 (6 x 750mL), Langhorne Ck, SA

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$143.94 per pack

Overview

The Flagship Range represents another aspect of the history of the Bleasdale brand. Named after our founder, the Frank Potts Cabernet Blend is as consistent and reliable as its namesake.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

Cabernet Sauvignon (69%), Malbec (12%), Petit Verdot (9%), Merlot (8%) and Cabernet Franc (2%)

In 1836, at the age of 21, Frank Potts arrived in South Australia on HMS Buffalo. In 1850 he established Bleasdale, the first Vineyard and Winery at Langhorne Creek.

This wine is layered and complex with red berry and darker fruit aromas, notably blackcurrant, plum and lifted violets. These characters continue onto the palate, with floral and fruit layers supported by fine oak tannin and lively berry fruit persistence.

Balanced, finely structured and perfumed, this wine shows considerable length and structure and will benefit from cellaring for 10 to 20 years. Bottled without filtration, decanting 1 hour prior to consumption is recommended.

OAK MATURATION:

12 months new (25%) and seasoned French oak puncheons and hogsheads

CELLARING POTENTIAL:

Drinking well now until 2037

SUGGESTED FOOD PAIRING:

Slow roast leg of lamb with garlic, rosemary and baby potatoes

Medals & Trophies

Trophy for Best Red Table Wine Trophy for Best Dry Red Table Wine (Blends) and Gold - Perth Royal Wine Show 2018

Vintage
2017
Region
SA - Langhorne Creek
Grape Style
Cabernet Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.5%

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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