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Date Printed: 8/21/2014
Bleasdale Mulberry Tree Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
Bleasdale Mulberry Tree Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
(search item no. 61020)
The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 8/21/2014: $17.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

With attractive aromas of berries and mint along with creamy, toasty characters from 8 months matruation in a combination of French and America oak, this wine may be enjoyed in its youth while the pleasant fruit flavors abound, or in the medium term as a 4 to 6 year old matured wine.
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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.