Classic old fashioned Mississippi mudcake flavours abound in this soulful, moody darkness from the Larncrk flats. But there are also faint hints of the ethereal minty eucalypt which makes it very Australian. It's sweetish, but not cloying, with fi ne old reedy, fennel-like tannins adding a little acrid edge to the finish. It’s like a leathery old sock. You could drink it with chevre, or snaky delta blues. Rating: 93 Points; Philip White

Deep red colour with the last vestiges of purple tint. Ripe plummy bouquet, clean and fresh, and not shrill or simplistic. A tinge of spice, earth and faint chocolate. The palate is full, and round, soft and smooth, balanced and clean on the finish with a touch of cleansing tannin. There's plenty of sweetness mid-palate, then a clean, drying finish. Cleverly balanced wine. This would have wide appeal. Rating: 90 Points; Huon Hooke
 
Bright colour; spiced damsel plum bouquet, with a rich fruitcake palate; quite sweet, but the finish is fresh and the tannin drying; well-balanced. Rating: 90 Points; James Halliday

Now boasting a distinctive fire engine red label and neck foil, under the surface this is still the same blend that has won a beloved place among the most legendary of Australia’s bargain sparkling reds. All the plush, spicy mulberry and blackberry fruits of Langhorne Creek are enveloped into its folds, laced with pepper and a wonderful greengage tang. Dark chocolate oak and the deep, spicy fruit cake of old reserves lend intrigue without for a moment interrupting its consummate primary focus. Impeccably managed, fine tannins, lively acidity and just the right level of dosage unite harmoniously on a finish of line, length and integrity completely unexpected at this price. With a street price as low as $13.25 at the time of writing (yes, you read that correctly), this is a ludicrous bargain! It’s a downright delicious drink – and begs the question of why there aren’t more sparkling reds made in Langhorne Creek. Alcohol: 13.5% Drink: 2020-2022; Rating 93 Points & Sparkling Wine of the Yeat Under $25 for 2020; Tyson Stelzer Sparkling Report 2020

 

(1890)

SKU 1890
Brand Bleasdale
Shipping Weight 1.3333kg
Unit Of Measure ea

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