Another standout wine from Bleasdale! Having been producing Malbec in Langhorne Creek since 1961, their multi-generational expertise is key when working with this tricky varietal.
In colour, this is dark purple, with a vivid blackberry, plum and violet bouquet. The palate is rich and doesn't hold back. Plum, clove spice and velvety tannins draw through to a long finish with the assistance of toasty oak notes.
Awards and Accolades
TOP GOLD - Rutherglen Wine Show 2016 GOLD - Langhorne Creek Wine Show 2017 GOLD - Royal Queensland Wine Show 2017 SILVER - Royal Queensland Wine Show 2016
95 Points, Special Value Wine - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion "Destemmed, 20% whole berries, open-fermented, matured in French puncheons (12% new) for 12 months. Deep colour; malbec has flourished in Langhorne Creek for over 100 years, and outpointed Argentinean malbec at the Sydney International Wine Competition. This is a powerful wine with layered plum and blackberry fruits, the tannins firmer than is normal for Langhorne Creek. Will be long lived."
2014 Vintage: 95 Points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front "The pick of Bleasdale’s Malbec is fermented in small batches before being matured in all-French oak. I thought this was a bit fast and loose at first but as it breathed its quality and indeed structure asserted itself mightily. This is a spiffy red wine. It tastes of leather, rusty iron, blackberry and high-cocoa chocolate, and it comes perfectly stitched with dry, dusty, fruit-shot tannin. It will mature grandly."
From the Winery
Our Generations Wines celebrate multiple generations of family involvement and grower relationships. Bleasdale has been producing Malbec table wine since 1961 and has multi generational expertise with this tricky variety. Individual vineyard blocks are picked and crushed separately before maturation and blending. This wine is dark purple with intense aromas of violets, blackberries, plums and clove spice held together with assertive but velvety tannins. A long, rich, opulent palate complemented and underscored by toasty oak.
De stemmed to open fermenters, approx 20% 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.
Titratable acidity: 5.9g/L pH: 3.64
Don't Pay: $35.00
WBW Rating: 95/100
Region: Langhorne Creek, SA
Winemaker: Paul Hotker
Drink now until: 2030
Alc/Vol: 14 %
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