13 Feb 2018
Bleasdale Frank Potts 2013
Bleasdale is the second oldest family owned winery in Australia, and if Yalumba ever goes under, they will be the first.
From the moment you set foot on the property you are thrown back in time and with every step that you take, you are reminded of the 165 year long journey that these folks have made, nurturing their brand through 2 world wars and countless recessions, and all the while maintaining a high standard of excellence in the wine world. Founder Frank Potts was a carpenter and ship builder and the winery still has some of his handiwork, including an antique red gum wine press made by Frank. He purchased the land in 1850 at $1 per acre so it is fair to say they can afford to take really old vine fruit and use it in value priced wines – others simply could not afford to do that.
Langhorne Creek has a reputation for having the softest tannin structures of any red wine producing region in Australia which makes their wines really approachable and easy to drink. This is the second oldest family owned and operated estate winery in Australia – founded in 1850 by Frank Potts, one of Australia’s earliest pioneers and the founder of the Langhorne Creek appellation. The region is known for making cooler climate red wines with extremely soft tannins.
The 2013 Bleasdale Frank Potts is a Cab Sauv led Bordeaux blend highlighting the super soft tannins of the region.
This is (year in and year out) regarded as one of Australia’s best wines and when you taste how good this is, it begs the question why we’ve become so hung up on Aussie Shiraz these past 10 years, their Bordeaux blends are just as good! Think of domestic red blends, like Phelps Insignia – now imagine buying 6 bottles of the same quality wine, for the price of a single bottle of Phelps! Numbers don’t lie.
95pts James Halliday - 92pts Steve Tanzer
Posted by John 00:00:00