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Australia, Langhorne Creek


Bleasdale Powder Monkey Shiraz 2014

95 pts James Halliday

Tasting Notes

Pure crimson, an intense and powerful wine, the accent is on dense blackberry, liquorice and bitter chocolate, with savoury tannins running through the length of the palate.

Awards, Reviews and other Notes

95 pts James Halliday
Open-fermented, 15% whole berries, short cold soak, 9-12 on skins, matured for 12 months in French oak (26% new), two gold medals. Deep crimson-purple; resplendent in its generosity with plum and blackberry leading the juicy fruits, licorice, spice and soft tannins all singing the same song.

92 pts Vinous
Inky ruby. Pungent, spice-accented scents of fresh dark berries, licorice, cola, vanilla and smoky minerals. Juicy and precise on the palate, offering appealingly sweet black and blue fruit and cherry flavors that are complemented by a jolt of peppery spices. Becomes deeper with air with no loss of vivacity and finishes sappy and very long; smooth tannins add shape and gentle grip. -- Josh Raynolds

Winemaker Notes

This wine celebrates the adventures of a young Frank Potts prior to founding Bleasdale in 1850. A single vineyard wine from our very best Shiraz vineyard, located behind the cellars. Matured in new and seasoned French oak hogsheads and puncheons. De-stemmed to open fermenters, pumped over up to 4 times daily during peak fermentation. Drained & pressed after 9 to 15 days on skins, settled for 24 hours before racking to oak for MLF.

Chemical Analysis




Alcohol: 14%
Total Acid: 6.2
Free/Total Sulfur: 37/75
pH: 3.64




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