Bleasdale Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Red Blends from South Australia, Australia

Item No. 55384
  • red wine
  • WS89
  • RP88
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Winemaker's Notes

"The 2001 Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon (68% of the former and 32% of the latter) sees 10-15% new oak. This dense, richly fruity, medium to full-bodied blend possesses copious quantities of black fruits intermixed with pepper and spice characteristics. Sexy and seductive, with low acidity as well as ripe tannin, it will drink well for 3-4 years. It is an excellent value.

Six generations of Potts (the proprietors) have been farming these vineyards, but this was my first experience with Bleasdale's solid portfolio." - Wine Advocate

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Bleasdale"s vineyards were founded in 1850 by Frank Potts, making Bleasdale one of Australia's oldest family-owned wineries. Having just celebrated its 150th anniversary, it is the second oldest continuously operated family-owned winery besides Yalumba located in the Barossa Valley. Bleasdale, which has 50 hectares under production, produces around 100,000 cases in total. The...

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Learn About South Australia

The majority of wines from Australia come from this state. Home to the red wine regions of McLaren Vale, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley, South Australia produces some of the finest red wines of the country, and some say in the world. White wines gain their reputation from the distinctive Rieslings of Clare Valley.

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Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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