It’s not often you have the chance to get your hands on something before it becomes widespread, but this may just be your chance. John’s Blend has consistently been awarded 5 stars, and their wines live up to those grand expectations.
Power would be the first thing that comes to mind when opening this bottle for the first time, if not from the opulent colouring then the nose of black fruit, chocolate, and spice influenced by the Eucalypt of Langhorne Creek. The mouth is flavoursome, with rich fruit influenced flavour wrapped around a core of dark chocolate and mint. An underlying thread of silky tannins and well-integrated oak gives it a lingering, toothsome finish.
Awards and Accolades
2012 Vintage: 95 Points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front "Long-haul shiraz from Langhorne Creek. John Glaetzer’s handiwork. Extreme concentration of flavour. Black, inky, brooding and berried. Fruit power combined with lashings of coffeed, well-integrated oak. Fresh, despite itself. Motored with grainy tannin. The big end of town, done well."
2012 Vintage: 96 Points - James Halliday, Wine Companion "From two vineyards, one jointly owned by Bill Potts and John Glaezter, the other from a Bill Potts vineyard, each component separately fermented, 10-12 days on skins before being pressed at 3 baume, fermentation completed in new French hogsheads with 35 months maturation. With the great '12 vintage to help, this is in the heroic style that one expects from John Glaetzer, full of every ingredient: luscious cassis fruit dripping from every bough, cubic metres of new French oak and St Bernard-sized tannins all built to live together for decades."
From the Winery
Colour - Deep red, some mature hues. Nose - Intense cinnamon/chocolate/mint with refined French oak. Palate - Rich and soft with classic Langhorne Creek chocolate/mint intensity. Excellent "long" palate balanced by the French oak complexity.
Don't Pay: $38.00
WBW Rating: 96/100
Region: Langhorne Creek, SA
Winemaker: John Glaetzer
Drink now until: 2031
Alc/Vol: 14.5 %
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