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2014 Bleasdale The Powder Monkey Shiraz

Langhorne Creek

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Our Price: $56.99 / bottle (RRP: $75.00 ) Case: 6 x 750ml

'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

  • 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.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    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.

    TASTING NOTES

    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.

  • REVIEWS

    '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.
    95 Points - James Halliday

    '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.'
    93 Points - Huon Hooke



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