2007 Cabernet Sauvignon „Mulberry Tree“, Bleasdale, Langhorne Creek, Australia
A Comfortable, not-too-soft Leather Armchair
Lustrous ruby red in the glass with powerful aromas of black currants, blackberries, old leather and black tea. Dry, very lean, dense and strong on the palate with well-integrated tannins and a long finish.
“The Langhorne Creek wine-growing region located southeast of Adelaide is gaining ever more attention from red wine connoisseurs. Alluvial soil extends along both sides of the Bremer river on which the Cabernet Sauvignon grape thrives splendidly.
This also applies to the vineyards of the Bleasdale Winery, which are steeped in tradition. Owner and oenologist Michael Potts, graduate of Roseworthy, the famed centre for Oenology, took advantage of the good conditions to vinificate a high-quality red that is elating experts. Australia’s wine guru, James Halliday, noted appreciatively that this red, like all Bleasdale wines, offers outstanding quality for what it costs. And that it possesses this ‘seductive softness which is the distinctive mark of the Langhorne Creek region’. Robert Parker, the well-known American critic, judged that Michael Potts is making ‘one of the most reliable wines that Langhorne Creek has to offer’.
It’s no wonder then that the fifth continent’s big wine companies took notice and made Michael attractive buyout offers. But the friendly winemaker waved them off: ‘We are a family operation with a tradition. And it should stay that way.’” (wine merchant Jacques’ Wein-Depot)