2016 Blue Poles Allouran Merlot Cabernet Franc

Margaret River, WA

A real favourite for the bargain hunters of Margaret River, the Allouran is one of the best value BDX blends in Margaret River.

$30.00

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About
This 2016 Allouran is simply delicious...

Mark Gifford, Owner

About The Wine

When you think of Blue Poles you think of the Allouran, and this is a top shelf release of this much-loved wine. 

The classic blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc is one song in this release - the latter adding structure and perfume to the plump, juicy goodness of Merlot.

Alongside some of its more ambitiously priced Margaret River counterparts, the Allouran is phenomenal value for money.

Allouran sells out quicker each year. Act quick if you want some for yourself.

About Blue Poles

Blue Poles is the combined venture of Mark Gifford and Tim Markwell - a pair of experienced geologists who have in the last decade or so created one of the undoubted 'cult hero' labels of Margaret River.

The vast majority of the Blue Poles range is produced from a single block in the Wallcliff sub-region of Margaret River. While Merlot and Cabernet Franc dominate the plantings, other rarely seen varieties for the region also find a home including Fiano, Teroldego and Marsanne.

Their red wines are extraordinary, not only for their old world charm and quality but the outrageous value they deliver. There are only ever tiny volumes and these wines are scarcely available outside the Blue Poles mailing list.

The picturesque Blue Poles vineyard
The picturesque Blue Poles vineyard
Margaret River, WA
Additional Info

From The Producer

This 2016 Allouran is simply delicious – the weight and the balance of this wine makes it a delight to drink right now but it will age indefinitely. It is not a thick or unctuous wine; it is light on its feet with lifted fragrance of florals this time initially taking over the usual plums and oak allspice hints. The palate is pure length and flavour – and if you can drink it over a day or two you will see it gain weight and richness with each hour passing.

Blend : Merlot (74%), Cabernet Franc (26%)
ABV : 13.80%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Mark Gifford in the Blue Poles vineyard
Mark Gifford in the Blue Poles vineyard
Margaret River, WA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

92Points
The Wine Front

"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 (The Wine Front)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $150 or more, or just $9 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mix pack!

Estimated delivery time frames with Australia Post can be viewed here. Please include Authority to Leave instructions in the ‘SPECIAL REQUESTS’ box during checkout if you may not be available to sign for your delivery and would like it left at your front door. The 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box can be found on the cart page before the final checkout page.

Warehouse Pickup is also available for Sydney customers, 10am-5pm Monday to Friday. To select Warehouse Pickup as your shipping method enter our address "F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007" as your shipping address during checkout. Please complete your purchase online before visiting us as we are not licensed to sell over the counter.

Express Delivery is available for Sydney postcodes within 15km of the CBD. There is a $10 delivery surcharge and the order is needs to be placed before 12pm midday weekdays for same day delivery.

Our Heat Policy can be viewed here (under the 'Delivery Questions' section). If you would like us to hold dispatch of your order for milder weather please leave instructions to do so in the 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box found on the cart page before the final checkout. We are happy to hold it for as long as you like. All orders are fully insured so you can buy with full confidence that these tasty beverages will get to you in tip-top shape.

Returns are free for 100 days after purchase. You can view the conditions of our return policy here

For any other shipping related inquiries, please see our helpful FAQ, email us at hello@differentdrop.com or call us on 1300 668 385..

FaQs
Do I have to order in dozens?

No, please mix it up! You can order wines in any quantity and variation you like. You can order 1 bottle or 50. We challenge you to make the ultimate mixed pack of wine!

Are there volume discounts?

Yes we offer volume discounts on larger orders. Orders over $499 get a 5% and orders over $999 get a 10% discount. This will be automatically applied during checkout.

How does the price match work?

Everyday Low & Consistent Pricing is something we strongly believe in. We want our customers to feel confident they are always getting the best price. If you see a price lower somewhere else let us know and we'll match it. We'll even retrospectively refund you if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

I am trying to add more of a wine to my cart but it won’t let me?

This means we are running low on stock of that wine. So for example, if the website will only allow you to add 3 bottles and no more, then that is all we have of that particular wine. The good news is we may be able to order more for you. Just contact us on 1300 668 385 or hello@differentdrop.com and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

Does Different Drop have a physical store?

No, not really. More of a warehouse/office. We do however offer a Click & Collect option from our warehouse in Ultimo, Sydney. Our warehouse address for Click & Collect is: F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007

Can I special order a wine you do not sell?

If it’s doable, then we’ll make it happen. Just contact us directly via phone, chat or email and we’ll find out for you right away. Please note that in most cases special orders such as these will need to be in full case lots (6 or 12 bottles).

More FaQs: here