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.
"A choice, single barrel bottling across the abstemious yields and prized fruit of a single vineyard, this needs a work out in the glass. Once either decanted or swished with vigour, florals and pulpy bouncy blue fruits mesh with the oak's vanillin seams and a smoky whiff, giving the impression of a decadent blueberry smoothy. Delicious in a hedonistic sort of way."
95 points, Wine Companion (December 2018)
"Deep red/purple colour, the bouquet shows ripe, dark berries laced with hints of soy sauce and tapenade. Blackberry notes lurking beneath. Ample tannins, which are fine-grained and balanced. It's certainly full-bodied, but has a touch of elegance. It's firm, and would benefit from more cellaring."
92 points, The Real Review (September 2019)
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.