Blue Poles Allouran 2018 - Margaret River
Closure: Screw cap
Bottle size: 750ml
Out of Stock
In 1970 the Australian government and The National Gallery spent a Million Dollars and purchased "Blue Poles (Number 11, 1952), an iconic painting by abstract expressionist American Artist Jackson Pollock. This purchase caused public outrage at the time. Fast forward to now, and Blue Poles is today worth $350 Million Dollars! Thank you Gough Whitlam.
Anyway, this painting was the inspiration behind the naming of this cult Margaret River winery founded in 2001, responsible for our Wine of the Week. If you drink and love Bordeaux, and especially wines from the pretty town of St Emilion, then this wine should be on your radar.
It is flat out gorgeous! A medium bodied clever and serious Australian emulation of the Right Bank St Emilion style crafted from Merlot and Cabernet Franc showing lovely Bordeaux character but without the bruising price tag. We discovered this wine on Winefront, and were intrigued about how deep and passionate the following and loyalty for it was by the Winefront community.
Gorgeous wine. Smells eerily like Bordeaux on the nose with graphite, dark cherries, liquefied minerals and fresh cedar oak all swirling out of the glass. The palate is medium to full-bodied, supple and concentrated with ample dark berry fruit infused in polished cedary oak which is intelligently layered on amidst notes of dried herbs and subtle mint.
It smells, feels, tastes beautiful as a youngster but don't be deceived it will continue to evolve over the next decade in a positive manner.
Deadset bargain!!! CR
A special site here, I feel, and if I were to draw a long bow, I’d say this was the Margaret River equivalent of Marius of McLaren Vale. One more vintage to come from Marius, though hopefully many more to hoist from Blue Poles. As an aside, I prefer this to the 2018 Moss Wood Cabernet, even though they are quite different wines. But still…
Plum, dark cherry, a slightly grassy redcurrant jelly and minty perfumed top note, white flowers, baking spice and ginger nut biscuits. There’s succulence of raspberry and plum, a fresh ‘mineral’ feel to acidity, stony/graphite tannin, a bustle in the hedgerow, but ample ripeness of fruit too. Cool and well etched, with a tight finish that’s all bluestone gravel and perfumed and spiced red fruits. Deft and sure-footed. No excess. So excellent. 94+ Points
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