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Blue Poles Allouran - Margaret River

Blue Poles Allouran 2016 - Margaret River

Vintage: 2016 | Type: Reds | Producer: Blue Poles
Region: Western Australia
Alc: 13.8%
Closure: Screw cap
Bottle size: 750ml

The Wine Front

$26.00: wine special
$312.00: per case of 12
$30.00: reg price

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. 
I guess we now know why! It drinks beautifully but it is a wine of structure and will certainly live for at least another 10 years in the cellar. We don’t say this lightly but at this price point the Blue Poles ‘Allouran' 2016 is an outrageously good Margaret River beauty. We are very happy with it! Highly recommend! 

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Our notes

There’s oak there for sure but it swiftly recedes with air revealing pure cassis, violet, graphite, dried herbs and smoky fresh cedar oak. But the oak here is all class as you’d expect in a very good Bordeaux. Nothing goofy. I think this is gorgeous. Seriously, for the money, how good is this wine? Lovely stuff. Very happy…


The Wine Front
Feels like a leaner, finer-boned Allouran this year. A little quieter, but not without the architecture. Let’s say more monastic. Oak is the thing here – layers of clove, cinnamon on the just ripe mulberry, red flesh plum and brined, black olive fruit characters (bouquet and palate). It moves slowly, sinewy, a lazy snake of wine all tight in muscle and flex. The whippet of flavour is pleasing, but forefront is wood, now. I like the tannins, more Italianate than anything here. We need more chat on those tannins – fine, emery board feel, exceptionally long and controlling. A delight. There’s much to like here but we’re seeing something different here. Time is the essence.

Mike Bennie

Producers notes


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