Old vine rarity
Bleasdale 16 Year Old Rare Verdelho NV, Langhorne Creek, AUD $69
Bleasdale displays its fortified heritage with its 16 Year Old Rare Verdelho made from vines planted in 1930. Beautifully packaged in a stout glass bottle, this is a tipple to pull out as the weather begins to chill. Rich and concentrated with nuances of orange peel, honey, raisins and pistachios. It has lovely brightness and viscosity, and the elements of acidity, sweetness, oak and spirit, are perfectly integrated.
It is a delicious drop and would make an excellent gift for the hard-to-buy-for. (Cork stopper)
Score: 94 ★★★★½
Ageing: Perfect now
Food: Gorgonzola Dolce
Stockists: Bleasdale Wines (AU & NZ)