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2013 Bleasdale Generations Shiraz

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Celebrating five generations of the Potts family, this is a full-bodied, succulently fruited number that shows lots of dark berries, plums and pepper spice on the nose, along with hits of dark chocolate, coffee and toasted vanilla. The palate is fulsome and rich, but retains some elegance, with a compact centre of spicy fruits, smooth and fine tannins, poised acidity, and a nice spice and toast finish. It still has a way to go, and should develop nicely in the cellar.

Winemaker's Notes

Only the best parcels of fruit have been used to produce intensely flavoured and full bodied Shiraz wine. Flavours of ripe plums and other dark berries are layered with licorice, pepper and fresh spices and they marry beautifully with subtle oak nuances giving a complex wine balanced by smooth round tannins.

Alc/Vol: 14.5%

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2013 Bleasdale Generations Shiraz

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James Halliday (2013 Vintage) says
An altogether serious Shiraz, with sultry black fruits joined by nuances of spice and oak on the bouquet, the full-bodied palate picking up welded-together blackberry, plum, licorice and dark chocolate powder flavours, tannins and oak also contributing positively.
Australian Wine Companion
95
James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
Deep purple-crimson; takes over where Bremerview finished, amplifying all the dark berry fruits, spices and licorice of that wine, tannins and oak to match. Is one of those rare full-bodied shirazs that retain elegance and shape, and will live for generations to come.
To 2047
Wine Companion
96
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Medium to full red-purple; an attractive medium-to full-bodied palate follows on logically from the expressive bouquet, both showing plum, blackberry, chocolate and vanilla oak; the tannins are well integrated and fine, and patience is not required.
To 2021
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
94
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Dense purple-crimson; a lush blackberry bouquet is followed by a medium- to full-bodied palate with black fruits, a hint of chocolate and a dash of mocha/fruitcake, the tannins soft and round, oak integrated.
2029
Australian Wine Companion 2012
94
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
93
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
A dark and brooding personality of blackberry, mulberry and fruitcake, with a touch of tar for complexity; the palate is vibrant, but shows great depth and weight to the fruit; long, chewy and dense with a generous dollop of fruit that persists to the ultimate conclusion.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
94
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Good hue; a highly polished, elegant style; seamless black fruits, vanillan oak and tannins; very good length, controlled alcohol.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
94
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Medium red-purple; the smooth but complex ripe berry, plum, spice and earth fruit of the bouquet leads into a medium to full-bodied palate, again featuring ripe fruit flavours, and with tannin extension leading to a long finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
90
James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
92
James Halliday (1997 Vintage) says
Medium red-purple; a solid, traditional style with plenty of vanilla oak on savoury fruit aromatics; the medium to full-bodied palate ranges through chocolate, dark berry and a touch of licorice; has the supple concentration one expects from premium Shiraz.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
90

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