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Date Printed: 9/17/2014
Bleasdale Bremerview Shiraz 2010
Bleasdale Bremerview Shiraz 2010
(search item no. 117118)
screw cap wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/17/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 88 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A medium-full bodied wine showing intense ripe dark berry fruit aromas, a touch of fruitcake and some cinnamon spice. The palate is dense with blackberry preserve and smoky oak flavors and lovely lingering fruit sweetness.
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About Bleasdale:

Bleasdaleā€™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 principal varietals are Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Malbec and the white varietal Verdelho. All the red wines produce the distinctive style of upfront fruit with a soft textural feel to them.

They also produce in limited quantities a red blend that is named Frank Potts after the founder and uses all five Bordeaux varietals. It is the winery's flagship wine and for the money represents one of the better values in all of Australia. It is definitely a statement wine and illustrates the high quality of fruit that comes out of the Langhorne Creek area.

Although Bleasdale is firmly connected to its past, it is nonetheless forward-looking with its eye on the 21st century. A new cellar is just now being completed with state-of-the-art technology, alongside a new hospitality area. The old part of the winery is on the National Trust and National Heritage register.