Saturday, July 19, 2014

Review: **+ $ Bleasdale Mulberry Tree Cabernet Sauvignon, Langhorne Creek, Australia, 2005

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By way of background, opening thoughts:  I've enjoyed Bleadsale shiraz-based offerings before and was intrigue to find a pure cabernet sauvignon varietal.

Original tasting and review : This is Bleasdale Mulberry Tree Cabernet Sauvignon, Langhorne Creek, Australia, 2005, finished at 14% alcohol, first sampled nine years from vintage date, in July 2014.

In the glass: Deep muddy red, opaque in the center.

On the nose: Poured at room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows fresh, bold, deep red aromas, including hints of fresh laundry and purple ink.  From the aroma, seems like this will be younger than its age.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact bright and purple with acids.  Solid, bright background, pumping acids and alcohol over the red currant and fresh blackberry fruit.  Only tiny hints of the age come through as flavor elements between the bright acidic mouthfeel.  Finish is lengthy, with acids cleansing your cheeks.  Wants serious food to cut its brightness.

In summary: Overall, rates two stars with a plus for brightness and longevity on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale.

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