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The Society's Australian Shiraz 2020
Red Wine from Australia - South Australia
Aside from being good people, Bleasdale also make wines that consistently overperform, even in more challenging vintages. This is a prime example. It's wonderfully vibrant, bold, generous and fruity, with flavours of black cherry, blueberry and blackberry. Please note that the price of this wine is £8.50 per bottle and not £7.95 as shown in the current printed List.
Price: £8.50 Bottle
Price: £102.00 Case of 12
- Red Wine
- Now to 2024
- 14% Alcohol
- oak used but not v. noticeable
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.
… made for The Wine Society by Bleasdale in Langhorne Creek and is text book Aussie shiraz at less than £10. There are black fruits including blackberry and cherry and some spice in the background on the ...… made for The Wine Society by Bleasdale in Langhorne Creek and is text book Aussie shiraz at less than £10. There are black fruits including blackberry and cherry and some spice in the background on the nose, followed by a medium to full-bodied palate with more dark fruits, ripe tannins and a generous finish. This over delivers at this price and would be lovely with simply barbecued lamb chops of a burger.
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... big, bold and intensely fruity ... A smooth, juicy palate with pronounced notes of plum and black cherry leads to a satisfyingly lengthy finish with luxurious strands of vanilla and hints of earthy,...... big, bold and intensely fruity ... A smooth, juicy palate with pronounced notes of plum and black cherry leads to a satisfyingly lengthy finish with luxurious strands of vanilla and hints of earthy, pungent spices. One for roast lamb or beef.