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2014 Bleasdale The Powder Monkey Shiraz

2014 Bleasdale The Powder Monkey Shiraz

Resplendent in its generosity with plum and blackberry leading the juicy fruits, licorice, spice and soft tannins all singing the same song.'
95 Points - James Halliday

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$341.94 (Case 6 x 750ml)

Langhorne Creek
2014
750ml
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$341.94
Langhorne Creek
2014
750ml
THE BRIEF
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • The philosophy of the Bleasdale winemaking team is to capture the essence of what makes Langhorne Creek red wines so attractive vibrancy, harmony and texture. Cabernet Sauvignon has elegance and captivating depth of flavour, Shiraz is a ripe fruit style with refined cool climate spice elements and Malbec is perfumed and finely structured.

    In 1824, aged nine, Bleasdale founder Frank Potts joined the British Royal Navy as one of its dutiful powder monkeys. This wine celebrates the adventure of a young Frank Potts.

  • A single vineyard wine from our very best Shiraz vineyard, located behind the cellars. The block is planted to three clones and pruned to various methods to enhance the layers and complexity of the resultant wine. An agile viticultural strategy to thrive in drought or flood. De-stemmed to open fermenters, approx 15% whole berry, for a short soak. Fermentation peak at 30°C with up to 4 pump overs per day. Drained & pressed after 9 to 12 days on skins, settled for 24 hours before racking to oak for MLF. Maturation in French oak (27% new) for 12 months prior to bottling.

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    Pure crimson, an intense and powerful wine. The accent is on dense blackberry, liquorice and spice with bitter chocolate and savoury tannins running through the length of the palate.

  • Bleasdale is not only one of the oldest wineries in the Langhorne Creek region, but one of the oldest in Australia. Frank Potts, who founded Bleasdale in 1850, has a fascinating history. Born with sea legs, he joined the British Royal Navy at 9 years old and served on Lord Nelson’s famous ship HMS Victory. He sailed around the world before landing in South Australia in 1836. He planted the first vines in 1858 and sold fruit to Thomas Hardy. He then expanded the vineyards in the 1860s. He was an innovator and a pioneer who played his role in establishing Australia’s wine industry. The Potts family still own Bleasdale and descendants Michael and Ben Potts handle the winemaking duties, along with Paul Hotker. They make wines from fruit grown on their 61 hectares of vineyards from varietals like Verdelho, Shiraz and Malbec in sparkling, table and fortified styles. Each parcel of fruit is carefully selected to produce a range of wines that can be enjoyed immediately, or cellared for that special occasion.

  • 95 POINTS

    JAMES HALLIDAY - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION


    Open-fermented, 15% whole berries, short cold soak, 9-12 on skins, matured for 12 months in French oak (27% new), two gold medals. Deep crimson-purple; resplendent in its generosity with plum and blackberry leading the juicy fruits, licorice, spice and soft tannins all singing the same song.'

    93 POINTS

    HUON HOOKE


    Traces of purple in the deep red colour. The bouquet is developing and is savoury and earthy, quite complex, with some meaty undertones and a lick of spice. It's intense and tightly packed, elegantly framed and full-bodied, with some thickness and a touch of chew on the aftertaste. Very good.'