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2012 Blue Poles Teroldego

Margaret River, WA

Another top notch Blue Poles release, and one of the more unique Margaret River reds.

$30.00

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It’s chunkier, bolder and fleshier than Italian styles, yet delivers the character and charisma of the grape to equal effect. It’s very good. I recommend it unconditionally.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About the Wine

Of the myriad of Australian Teroldegos I've tried, this would have to be amongst the best. Small sample size aside, it's a bloody delicious wine. Interesting too!

Blue Poles rarely put a foot wrong and this is another outstanding release. This is their third release of Teroldego and it looks as though it's here to stay. It's deep and rich and mouth-coating in style, but maintains a freshness and balance that is the hallmark of all of Mark Gifford's wines. 

93 points from Gary Walsh "It’s very good. I recommend it unconditionally", and a must try for true Margaret River fans looking for something slightly left of centre.

About Blue Poles

Blue Poles is the 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.

Their red wines are extraordinary not only for their old world charm and quality, but the outrageous value they deliver. Tiny volumes produced but definitely a producer to get to know.

Blue Poles owner Mark Gifford - making seriously good wines
Blue Poles owner Mark Gifford - making seriously good wines
Margaret River, WA
Additional Info

From the Producer

Viticulture

One of the rarest wines in Australia, Teroldego has been grown on our estate since our neighbour John Durham handed us his only 42 cuttings in 2004. 

 

Food Match

Food matches for this wine should immediately include some wonderful Italian classics – capretto (slow cooked baby goat), the richness of osso bucco, and the simple but delightful lasagne. For the more creative have a go at Spanish rabbit and chick pea stew – we can send the recipe J and the food match is just devine.

Blend : Teroldego (100%)
ABV : 14%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

93Points
The Wine Front

"I’m pretty tired. It’s pretty late. Yet, there’s nothing quite like a Teroldego to revive the spirits. Amazing to see this grape do so well in coastal climes, but there you have it. Those nobbly blue ones you find in a box of liquorice all sorts, that’s the main smell, along with meat, hazelnuts, dark chocolate, dark cherries and other manly drawing room kinds of things. Medium to full bodied, all toasted hazelnut rolled in bitter chocolate, shale-like furry tannin and fresh acidity. It’s distinctly Italianate, regardless of it coming from about as far away as you can get from Italy, but never mind: the spirit is true. Finish is rugged, yet precise and ‘minerally’. It’s chunkier, bolder and fleshier than Italian styles, yet delivers the character and charisma of the grape to equal effect. It’s very good. I recommend it unconditionally." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Delivery

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