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Bleasdale Sparkling Shiraz

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Cracka Review

People always think you have to wait till Christmas to open Sparkling Shiraz, but you’ll be hard pressed to wait for the weekend before opening this. Bleasdale are famed for their sumptuous Sparkling Shiraz that’s stacked with bags of berried effervescence. This versatile sparkler can be served with the traditional roast turkey or even Christmas pudding. Expect a full flavoured wine that’s frivolous and fun.

Winemaker's Notes

Sweet berry fruit flavours and liquering have combined to produce a wine of great colour and depth of flavour. A wine to be enjoyed with Christmas Pudding, Duck dishes, Roast Meats or simply by itself.

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Bleasdale Sparkling Shiraz

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James Halliday says
Bright colour; spiced damson plum bouquet, with a rich fruitcake palate; quite sweet, but the finish is fresh and the tannins drying; well-balanced.
To 2014
Australian Wine Companion 2011
90
Peter Forrestal says
One of Australia's oldest family wineries, based at Langhorne Creek, has consistently performed well in Quaff. This is their first sparkling shiraz and it's a cracker: creamily smooth, almost velvety texture, deep, dark plum, blackberry flavours, rich, concentrated and full with a balanced finish that satisfies.
Quaff 2007
Tyson Stelzer says
Goodness! A bouquet of cracked pepper and plum pudding slides into a rich, glossy palate that's swimming with black Satsuma Plums and cracked pepper, amid a sea of finely supple tannins. A few tough seasons in Langhorne have had zero impact; this wine is as well constructed as ever and still represents the best value in sparkling red in the country.
92
Matthew Jukes & Tyson Stelzer says
Australia’s most consistently brilliant Sparkling Shiraz? We think so. There is no need to build massive biceps and huge quadriceps into this style of wine. What is crucial, though, is to make it as slippery, curvy and succulent as possible. Think Beyoncé, not Mr T. Spicy, ripe, dark chocolate and rich plums load the nose and front palate and black cherries steam into view on the rear, with a veritable wiggle in its fabulous toosh.
Taste Food and Wine Guide
Campbell Mattinson says
I vaguely recall a time when the thought of bubbles in red wine repulsed me. These days I can barely get enough of this uniquely Australian style. NV RELEASE I guess it's not brilliant quality but the value just gets me excited. This is fun drinking, no doubt. It tastes a bit like liquid black forest cake, its boysenberry and blackcurrant flavour aided by gently creamy oak. There's a slight hint of mint too. It really is bonza drinking, DRINK 2008-2009.
2008 - 2009
The Big Red Wine Book
86
WINESTATE says
Very youthful but already has style. Balanced, fruity palate with soft tannins. Will shine with time.
Winestate
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh says
Langhorne Creek tends to produce soft, plump red wines - which fits perfectly with the sparkling-red style. If you haven't cottoned on to the joys of this little beauty, it's time that you did. It's just so cute! It tastes of plums, chocolate and a little mint, and these flavours aren't wimpy, either - they're fleshy, soft and rich and slip down a treat. This is becoming a benchmark for affordable but high-quality sparkling red.
2009-2011
The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10
91

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