Bleasdale – Malbec 2003 (Langhorne Creek)

Inky purple/red in colour a nose that is dominated by the 14.5% alcohol content, very subtle black currant beneath that sitting on top of very faint asphalt. Weird nose. Tempted to leave it and give it more air and hope it develops over time, then again, I also want to hook into it and try some ;).

Hook in option selected… dominated by oak, lots and lots and lots of oak with a hint of sulphur, finish is a fruit, but unsure which – almost over old, under ripened apples or peacharines, certainly not very pleasant at the moment, will revisit in an hour or so and see how it fares then.

It did improve with a little time – a very tannic alcoholic wine with too much oak to be enjoyable.? I can’t say I’d rate it very highly even after a little time. Many much better wines out there. Only check it out for a try.

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