Bleasdale Vineyards is Langhorne Creek's founding winery and Australia's second oldest family-owned and operated winery, established in 1850 by English migrant Frank Potts, who arrived in South Australia on the Buffalo in 1836. The vineyards are situated on the flood plains of the Bremer river. Frank Potts left behind him a wonderful legacy that continues today. His sons and grandsons have operated and built up the winery, and Bleasdale is solely owned and operated by fourth- and fifth-generation members of the Potts family.
The Mulberry Tree is named for an ancient tree that grows on the banks of the River Bremer. This flows through the Bleasdale Vineyard on its way to Lake Alexandrina. The maritime influence of ‘The Lake’ is excellent for growing Cabernet Sauvignon, allowing ripe fruit flavour to co exist with soft supple tannin.
Vinified in open fermenters with 12 days on skins including post ferment maceration; 12 months in new (10%) and used French puncheons. Great colour; cassis is the first and last impression of the bouquet and palate respectively, albeit with plenty of dried bay leaf and black olive. Drink to: 2032; Price: $22.00; Date Tasted: Oct 2021; Alcohol: 14%; Rating: 95 Points, Special Value Star & Top 100 Wines for 2021; James Halliday Wine Companion
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