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The Wine Society’s Generation Series Australian Cabernet-Merlot 2022

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A succulent, juicy and generous red with charming, upfront fruit flavours. The nose shows aromas of red berries and blueberries with a tell-tale twist of Aussie eucalyptus and cracked black pepper. The palate is full but silky, with generous notes of cherries, plums, cranberries and blackcurrants. It's a wine that demonstrates the best of both cabernet sauvignon and merlot, with the former providing backbone and structure, while the latter brings juicy fruit and a floral character. For a video message from the winemaker, and for more on the story of this wine, please scroll down.
Price: £9.50 Bottle
Price: £114.00 Case of 12
In Stock
Code: AU26621

Wine characteristics

  • Red Wine
  • Full-bodied
  • Cabernet Merlot
  • 75cl
  • Now to 2027
  • 13.5% Alcohol
  • no oak influence
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Generation Series Australian Cabernet-Merlot 2022

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Bleasdale have been a very long-standing supplier to The Wine Society and make what are, undoubtedly, some of the best-value wines in South Australia.

Based in Langhorne Creek, they make unashamedly classically styled wines, and this sets them up perfectly to produce this special one-off bottling for our 150th anniversary. At one stage Australian cabernet-merlot blends were particularly popular among Society members and we wanted to recreate that style to pay homage to days gone by. The result is this lovely take on a classic Australian style which was popular amongst Society members in the mid 20th century.

Bleasdale Vineyards

The historic Bleasdale vineyards were founded in 1850 by Frank Potts, who arrived in South Australia from Portsmouth, England in 1836. Potts spotted the potential of the rich alluvial soils of the area and the impact of the Bremer River on which the isolated, tiny town of Langhorne Creek region depends for flood irrigation. His sons and grandsons operated and built up the winery, and even today the fourth and fifth generation of the Potts family are still involved in the winemaking and running of the winery. Their property, much of which enjoys conservation status, offers a fascinating insight into the history of Australia’s early settlers.

The cellars at Bleasdale are a national monument, constructed from red gumwood and limestone, and some of the original winemaking equipment is still occasionally used. Nevertheless, the emphasis here is on using modern technology to produce wines of consistently high quality. Until the 1990s much of the region’s fruit went into multi-regional blends and it was only when a group of long-term family growers – including Bleasdale – started promoting 100% Langhorne Creek wines that the region became recognised in its own right.

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