2022 Bleasdale Vineyards Generations Malbec

Highly Rated
I'll have glass of dark and spicy please. Brooding, layered Malbec for the black-hearted hedonist.

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Bleasdale is arguably Australia's finest producer of Malbec and this top-value example is one of their most popular.

Plum and violet fruit come through strongly on the nose, while clove and blackberry add depth to the palate. The wine spends twelve months in a mix of new and seasoned French oak puncheons, making it enjoyable now and suitable for cellaring.

The 2022 Bleasdale Generations Malbec is a very solid example of the variety, offering good drinking now and over the next decade. 

96 points
"Deeply coloured, the bouquet and palate hunt as one, with intense aromas of black fruits and clove spice joined by plums on the unexpectedly elegant palate. Bleasdale is the king of Malbec."
- James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

94 points
"What Bleasdale is doing with malbec is pretty remarkable. These are genuinely good wines, as neat as they are characterful. They are not, it’s probably worth saying, either overblown or underdone; they taste as though they’ve been picked optimally. Indeed the most generous thing about this wine is the asking price. It tastes of fragrant berries, red and black, rust, violets, peppercorn and cedar. It boasts firm, integrated tannin, infused here with licorice. It’s excellent, and it will mature over a long period."
- Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

TROPHY Best Red Varietal - 2024 National Wine Show

TROPHY Champion Wine of Show - Langhorne Creek Wine Show - 2024

TROPHY Best Malbec - Langhorne Creek Wine Show - 2024

The majestic red gums that surround Bleasdale are at the core of our remarkable history. When Frank Potts settled the land in the 1850s, he used the timber from these big, beautiful trees to build our winery. Our vineyards benefit from the rich, clay soils that also support these gums, giving generosity and longevity to our wines. The growth rings reflect the multitude of stories from past seasons and generations of family and growers alike.
De-stemmed to open fermenters, approx 20% whole berry, for 1 - 2 days pre-ferment maceration. Fermentation peak at 30°C with pump overs up to 4 times daily. Drained & pressed just prior to dryness after 7 to 9 days on skins. Finished ferment in tank, then settled for 24 hours before racking to oak for MLF.
Bleasdale has been growing Malbec since the late 1800's and produced the regions first Malbec table wine in 1961. This wine is dark purple with intense aromas of violets, blackberries, plums and clove spice.

Region: Langhorne Creek, SA
Blend: Malbec (100%)
ABV: 13.50%
Closure: 750ml
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96 points - "The fruit comes from three estate blocks and two specialist growers; open fermented with 20% whole berries; on skins eight to 12 days; matured for 12 months in French puncheons (10% new). Deeply coloured, the bouquet and palate hunt as one, with intense aromas of black fruits and clove spice joined by plums on the unexpectedly elegant palate. Bleasdale is the king of Malbec."
- James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

94 points - "What Bleasdale is doing with malbec is pretty remarkable. These are genuinely good wines, as neat as they are characterful. They are not, it’s probably worth saying, either overblown or underdone; they taste as though they’ve been picked optimally. Indeed the most generous thing about this wine is the asking price. It tastes of fragrant berries, red and black, rust, violets, peppercorn and cedar. It boasts firm, integrated tannin, infused here with licorice. It’s excellent, and it will mature over a long period." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

Trophy - National Wine Show - 2024
Gold Medal

Royal Adelaide Wine Show - 2023
Silver Medal

Royal Hobart Wine Show - 2023
Gold Medal

Top Gold - National Wine Show - 2024
Trophy

TROPHY Champion Wine of Show - Langhorne Creek Wine Show - 2024

TROPHY Best Malbec - Langhorne Creek Wine Show - 2024

Gold Medal
TOP GOLD - Langhorne Creek Wine Show - 2024

Gold Medal
TOP GOLD - Royal Adelaide Wine Show - 2023

Bleasdale

Historic South Australian wine producer, Bleasdale, was established in 1850 by English migrant Frank Potts who arrived on the HMS Buffalo in 1836. For four generations, the Potts family have farmed their portion of Langhorne Creek, and are baked into the lore of South Australia's rich and multifaceted agricultural/viticultural history.

Their current-day winemaker, Paul Hotker, has had an incredible run of late. In 2017 he was named the 2018 Halliday Wine Companion Winemaker of the Year, in 2019 he took out Australia's most coveted Wine Show accolade, the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy.

In 2023 they were awarded the highly coveted Halliday Winery of the Year. Regardless of your preferred wine style, there is something of exceptional value on offer from Bleasdale here for you.

Bleasdale winemaker, Paul Hotker. Discover Bleasdale

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