2010 Bleasdale Vineyards Uncle Dick's Cellar Malbec

In 2010 Australia's second oldest family-owned winery Bleasdale celebrated 160 years of continuous production, a traditional going back to its original founder Frank Potts.

Uncle Dick has some ripper wines in his historic rat-infested cellar. He was the youngest son of founder Frank and his collection offers up a treasure trove of value-driven wines, including the delicious ball buster, Red Brute Sparking Shiraz. Such was his generous character that postage is thrown in for free on carton orders of a dozen.

His Malbec is lighter than the Second Innings version. Bright garnet to purple in colour. An attractive nose of violets, raisins and dark fruit aromas is followed by a texturally smooth palate displaying round plummy, dark cherry and blackberry flavours. Some notes of pepper and spice. Well-balanced and very easy to drink. Uncle Dick has fashioned a wine that drinks far better than its price would suggest.       A real bargain buy.

Source: Winery Sample. Alcohol: 13.5%. Closure: Screwcap. Price: $8.95. Rating: 88 Points.

Website: http://uncledickscellar.com.au/flash/

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