I can’t remember how I came to know about Bremerton Wines. What I can remember is, a little while ago, opening the last of my 2008 Coulthard Cabernet so that tells me I have been buying them for at least 5 years.
Sisters Rebecca (winemaker) and Lucy (marketing) have done a terrific job in showcasing the Bremerton wines and the Langhorne Creek area to, not only Australia, but to overseas markets as well.
They produce a great variety of premium wines such as Cabernet, Shiraz and Chardonnay, and also have some special limited release wines made in small amounts such as Fiano, Vermentino, Malbec and Barbera.
This particular wine of theirs is an easy ‘go to’ wine for me. It is one that is very approachable when released but you can be confident of putting some away too. Maybe not long term but just long enough for it to develop in the bottle especially if you like older wine.
A blend of Cabernet (44%), Shiraz (35%), Malbec (15%) and Merlot (6%), everyone with us could smell and taste a lovely mix of different berries and I thought there was a hint of eucalyptus. Quite generous with plenty of flavour and very smooth. It is very well balanced and integrated now with no oak poking its nose through. One of our guests said it was a “nice, soft wine” and that tells you just how easily it went down.
I have said it before and I’ll say it again, this blend is a bit like that suit, shirt, tie and shoes deal you sometimes see offered. It is a smart combination, very good value for money, has immediate appeal and will impress.
Region: Langhorne Creek Price: $18 (2013 release) Source: Wine Club purchase