Trophy – Royal Hobart Wine Show 2016
Trophy – Royal Perth Wine Show 2016
Trophy – Langhorne Creek Wine Show 2017
Gold Medal – National Wine Show 2016
Gold Medal – Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2016
Gold Medal – Royal Hobart Wine Show 2016
Gold Medal – Royal Perth Wine Show 2016
Gold Medal – Royal Perth Wine Show 2017
Gold Medal – Rutherglen Wine Show 2016
Gold Medal – Langhorne Creek Wine Show 2017
Gold Medal – Royal Queensland Wine Show 2017
95 Points & Special Value Star – James Halliday
Bleasdale’s founder Frank Potts, bequeathed the majority of his business to his sixth son, Frank Potts II. Frank Potts II played an important role in Bleasdale’s history, being responsible for building its famed red gum press. The Second Innings Malbec label depicts Frank Potts II taking part in a family game of cricket on the Bleasdale property.
Malbec is rarely seen as a varietal wine but at Bleasdale and in Langhorne Creek it stands on its own two feet and performs well enough to earn its stripes. This wine shows vibrant primary fruit flavours of plums, red berries and pepper spice. Finishing soft and round with velvety smooth tannins.
“Picked from 7 Mar to 15 Apr, destemmed, 15% whole berries, 2-3 days cold soak, open-fermented, 9-12 days on skins, matured for 12 months in French oak (10% new). Deep crimson-purple; a lavish, full-bodied dark plum-laden wine, Langhorne Creek malbec’s home away from home. Will coast serenely along through to the mid ?20s. Has collected three trophies and six gold medals as at May ’17” – 95 Points & Special Value Wine James Halliday