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2015 Bleasdale Bremerview Shiraz

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RRP $21.99 per bottle

Our Price $19.99

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$119.94 (6 x 750ml)

cracka review

It’s got that rich, concentrated Langhorne Creek signature of fruit with spicy berry aromas and a rich fruitcake character. The palate is dense with generous berried fruit and some subtle oak. It will pair brilliantly with barbecued meats.

expert reviews

Campbell Mattinson (2015 Vintage) says

Bremerview goes all right, as a general rule.

Yes. This is a goer. The oak feels a bit cedary and sawdusty but in effect it just adds a bit of sex appeal. It’s plummy and blackberried with mint and iodine highlights. It’s a solid red with a bit extra. In the zone.

2017 - 2023+
91
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Medium purple-red; a medium-bodied wine with plenty of activity on both the bouquet and palate; blackberry, plum, spice and fruitcake are augmented by a touch of smoky oak and attractive, savoury tannins.
To 2016
Australian Wine Companion 2013
91
Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
A sumptuous, concentrated long-term red whose spicy fragrance of cassis, dark plums and lightly toasted vanilla oak reveals dusty nuances of musk and fennel. Long and juicy, its smooth, palate-staining presence of sour-edged black and red fruits is supported by a firm, chalky backbone, finishing with refreshing acidity and a hint of minerality.
2022-2030
The Australian Wine Annual 2013
92
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
2015
Australian Wine Companion 2012
88
Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
A typically minty Langhorne Creek shiraz whose bright aromas of blackberries, dark plums and cherries are knit with cedar/vanilla oak and backed by dusty, spicy and menthol-like notes. It's long and lingering, with a smooth, supple presence of juicy berry/plum fruit finishing with freshness and balance.
The Australian Wine Annual
89
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
88
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2008 Vintage) says
The 2006 version was one of the stars of last year's book. This release is in a different style altogether. It's a nice wine - fresh, fruit - driven, flavoursome enough, and vibrant through the finish. It tastes of plums and blackberries and not much else, but mostly it just tastes pure and honest. Worth buying.
The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11 2010
87
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
89
Jeremy Oliver (2007 Vintage) says
Polished, pristine and deeply flavoured, this very traditional Bleasdale red has a spicy, peppery and marginally confectionery bouquet of dark plums and berries backed by fresh cedar/chocolate oak, cloves and licorice. It's smooth and creamy, with a lingering core of vibrant fruit underpinned by long, velvet-like tannins and seasoned smoky vanilla oak backed by a suggestion of bacon. It finishes long, with a hint of minerality.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
91
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Red berry fruit, a touch of mint and earth on the bouquet; the palate is warm and ample, with a slightly soft edge to the conclusion.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
88
Jeremy Oliver (2006 Vintage) says
Dark, meaty and lightly spirity aromas of blackberries, dark plums, cedar/vanilla oak reveal undertones of spices and dried herbs. Forward and juicy, but fractionally hollow, it presents a moderately long palate whose intense dark berry/plum fruit is knit with polished vanilla oak and firmish, grainy tannin.
Australian Wine Annual 2009 2008
88
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2006 Vintage) says
This quality at this price is a great gift to red drinkers. Mattinson poured his glass out and then poured another, just to make sure that he was drinking the right wine ... He couldn't believe the quality. 'Nuff said! Thick and rich. Packed with smooth, choc-mint, plummy fruit power, but it also has the grip to back it up - it has style and substance. This book is a hunt for the best recession-busting reds, and Bleasdale definitely has one on its hands here. It would still be worth buying at twice the price.
The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009
93
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
An interesting wine; distinct spice, and an elegant fruit-tannin interplay, all more cool climate than warm characters; caresses the mouth; very good finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
94
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
Rather simple and unsophisticated, this fresh and juicy young shiraz more of an honest quaffer. It's quite evolved, with a meaty, leathery bouquet that just lacks a little brightness. Full to medium in weight, its smooth and vibrant expression of small black and red berry flavours and smoky coconut oak is framed by soft, pliant tannins. The palate is much more interesting than the nose, but shows signs of drying out.
Australian Wine Annual 2008 2007
87
Jeremy Oliver (2003 Vintage) says
Firm, meaty and unyielding, this robust and leathery shiraz has a pungent aroma of musk, dark plums and blackberries over nuances of briar and undergrowth. Slightly cooked and tough, its raisined palate of plums and currants is framed by drying tannin and slightly raw oak. It finishes with a hint of saltiness.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
85
Jeremy Oliver (2002 Vintage) says
Fragrant, meaty, earthy aromas of cassis, plums and raspberries, backed by dusty hints of white pepper. Quite firm and assertive with a good length of dark berry fruit, but finishes with a salty and slightly metallic note.
Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004
87
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Medium to full-bodied; good depth of blackberry, chocolate and mocha-accented fruit; fine, ripe tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
89

winemaker's notes

Our Bremerview Shiraz pays homage to Frank Potts’ system of locks and weirs, constructed in the 1850’s and 60’s along the River Bremer, to capture winter floodwaters and irrigate vines. This long standing and robust system for controlling floodwater occasionally comes into use when rainfall is high and the river flows breach the established floodbank.

An expressive, medium to full bodied wine showing intense lifted dark berry fruits and spice. The palate is vibrant with dense blackberry and fresh plum flavours complemented by liquorice and pepper spice.

Winemaking Technique: De-stemmed to open fermenters, approx. 15% whole berry, for a short soak. Fermentation peak at 30°C with up to 4 pump overs per day. Drained & pressed after 9 to 12 days on skins, settled for 24 hours before racking to oak for MLF.

Cellaring Potential: Drinking well now until 2023.

Alc/vol: 14.0%

Awards:
Gold medal - The National Wine Show of Australia 2016
Gold medal - Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2016

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