The Double Take is a barrel selection Malbec from a selected Langhorne Creek vineyard. A premium Malbec from Bleasdale – the region’s oldest winery, founded in 1850 – this wine is rich, full bodied and intense.
Deep, dark purple red colour, youthful and vibrant. The bouquet is intensely aromatic with violet, blueberry, mulberry notes and it's lush and generous in the mouth, full-bodied and smooth, with decadent ripe fruit surrounded by masses of supple, ripe tannins. A ripping malbec, almost lush in its fruit flavour and decadence, although its substantial tannin and extract ensure the wine has excellent structure for aging. A ripper!
96 points, Huon Hooke (March 2016)
From local grower Rick Eckert's vineyard, destemmed, open-fermented, 11 days on skins, matured for 11 months in used French puncheons, trophy Australian National Single Vineyard Show, gold Langhorne Creek Wine Show '16. Deeply coloured; a limited quantity made, only in the best vintages, intended as the ultimate malbec from Bleasdale. Significantly fuller-bodied than Second Innings, and promising much for those who wait.
95 points, James Halliday (January 2017)
Vines were first planted in Langhorne Creek, south of Adelaide, by Frank Potts soon after the establishment of Bleasdale in 1850. The region is a large, broad, sparsely-populated plain watered by the Bremer and Angas rivers. It was named after Alfred Langhorne, a drover who crossed the Bremer River at a place that became known as Langhorne's Crossing. The name evolved to become Langhorne Creek. A cool, maritime region with deep, fertile, alluvial soils, Langhorne Creek is best known for medium to full bodied red wines made, in particular, from shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and malbec. Reliable quality and volume has made it a favoured source for major producers and much of the region’s large crop goes to make wines that are not specifically identified with the region.