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Home Products 2016 Bleasdale Second Innings Langhorne Creek Malbec

2016 Bleasdale Second Innings Langhorne Creek Malbec

2016 Bleasdale Second Innings Langhorne Creek Malbec

It offers a power of fruit without being excessive and avoids simplicity without over-complicating things. Nicely done.'
Campbell Mattinson

AUD $16.99 A BOTTLE

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$95.40 A CASE (6 x 750ml)

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DESCRIPTION
  • Absolute knock-it-out-of-the-park Malbec from Bleasdale and Paul Hotker, 2018's James Halliday Winemaker of the year. Trophy winner already, and a feature in many an annual Top 100 wines of the year list.

    Bleasdale’s founder Frank Potts, bequeathed the majority of his business to his sixth son, Frank Potts II. Frank Potts II played an important role in Bleasdale’s history, being responsible for building its famed red gum press. The Second Innings Malbec label depicts Frank Potts II taking part in a family game of cricket on the Bleasdale property. Malbec is rarely seen as a varietal wine but here at Bleasdale and in Langhorne Creek it stands on its own two feet and performs well enough to earn its stripes. This wine shows vibrant primary fruit flavours of plums, red berries and pepper spice. Finishing soft and round with velvety smooth tannins.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    Vineyard: Estate Vineyard and Specialist Growers - Langhorne Creek, South Australia

    Winemaking Techniques: De stemmed to open fermenters, approx 15% whole berry, for 2-3 days pre-ferment maceration. Fermentation peak at 28°C with pump overs up to 4 times daily. Drained & pressed after 9 to 12 days on skins. Settled for 24 hours before racking to oak for MLF.

    Oak Maturation: 12 months new (10%) and seasoned French oak hogsheads and puncheons

    Alcohol 14.0%

    TASTING NOTES

    This wine shows vibrant primary fruit flavours of plums, red berries and spices. Finishing soft and round with velvety smooth tannins. Malbec is rarely seen as a varietal wine but here at Bleasdale and in Langhorne Creek it stands on its own two feet and performs well enough to earn its stripes.

  • REVIEWS

    Trophy Best Dry Red Varietal
    - Perth Royal Wine Show 2017
    Top Gold - Perth Royal Wine Show 2017
    Top Gold - Rutherglen Wine Show 2017
    Silver - Royal Queenslad Wine Show 2018
    Silver - Langhorne Creek Wine Show 2018
    Silver - National Wine Show of Australia - 2017
    Silver - Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2017

    Ray Jordan - Top 100 Wines of 2018

    'Varietal malbec. Langhorne Creek. Reasonable asking price. Good track record. Good start.

    No complaints here. It offers a power of fruit without being excessive and avoids simplicity without over-complicating things. It tastes of blackberry and saltbush, iodine and sweet, roasted spices; keeps oak well and truly in check; adds a whisper of raspberry; and runs juicily out through the finish. Nicely done. Balance is spot on.'
    Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front

    'Deep, youthful, saturated purple/red colour with a bright, floral, red fruit aroma which vaults from the glass. A dusting of pepper. The wine is medium to full-bodied and firm, the ample tannins adding good backbone and structure to help it age. It would stand up to hearty food and also cellar well.'
    Huon Hooke