It was a ‘good week for the Creek’ with the Halliday awards.
Three Langhorne Creek brands enjoyed shortlisting in different categories (Bleasdale, Lake Breeze and Kimbolton), with Bleasdale picking up the Halliday Cabernet Sauvignon of the Year at the 2023 Halliday Awards with their 2020 ‘The Iron Duke’, not to mention some great 5 star ratings popping up too (including Lake Breeze and Karrawatta).
With over 600 Cabernet Sauvignon wines tasted for the 2023 Halliday Wine Companion, Bleasdale’s 2020 The Iron Duke was among 11 wines shortlisted for the final judge-off, eventually being named the Varietal Winner.
The Iron Duke was also given a rating of 98 points out of 100, placing it in elite company. More than 8000 wines overall were tasted for this edition of the Companion, with just 2% of all wines given a score or 97 or higher.
Bleasdale General Manager Leigh Warren is proud of his team’s ability to continually produce award-winning wines.
“It is a testament to the entire team at Bleasdale when we receive results like this, from those in the vineyard through to the winemakers and cellar staff,” says Leigh.
“It is also great recognition for Langhorne Creek, which is often still an underrated region. The unique mesoclimate of Langhorne Creek gives our wines aromatic intensity, generous fruit and complex flavours while remaining fresh and vibrant.
“Staying relevant to the market is the key to success. People want to drink fresh wines with varietal character and that’s what Langhorne Creek and Bleasdale do so well. We make wines to suit the modern Australian lifestyle.”