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2015 Blue Poles Allouran Merlot Cabernet Franc

Margaret River, WA

One of the best value reds in Margaret River from a cult hero producer.

$30.00

About
It is the wine that represents Blue Poles and all that we stand for – it is the reason for the season one could say!

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.

It received a glowing 93 points from Gary Walsh and 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 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.

The picturesque Blue Poles vineyard
The picturesque Blue Poles vineyard
Margaret River, WA
Reviews

Critic Reviews

93Points
The Wine Front

"Blackcurrant, plum, menthol, perfume and lift, perhaps some stewed fruit, spicy biscuity oak. Medium bodied, deep plummy fruit, tobacco, plump tannin, juicy acidity, and fine pencil tannin and earthy flavours on the finish, perhaps some raspberry. Texture and drinkability is a highlight here." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

The 2015 Allouran is a blend of 74% Merlot / 26% Cabernet Franc. It combines the richness and concentration of the exceptional Merlot with the structure and fragrancy of the Cabernet Franc – making one of the most famous Bordeaux blends and giving up a wine of exceptional balance and length.

It is the wine that represents Blue Poles and all that we stand for – it is the reason for the season one could say!

Blend : Merlot (74%), Cabernet Franc (26%)
ABV : 13.2%
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
Delivery Information

CHRISTMAS AUSTRALIA POST DELIVERY CUT OFFS:
SYDNEY METRO - 19th December
NSW REGIONAL / BRISBANE & SUNSHINE COAST / MELBOURNE - 19th December
ADELAIDE / VIC REGIONAL - 18th December
TAS / SA / QLD / PERTH - 17th December

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!

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Pricing & Discounts

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 (policy here). We'll even retrospectively refund you if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on.

We Also Offer Volume Discounts. It works like this:

  ORDERS OVER $149 GET FREE SHIPPING

  ORDERS OVER $299 GET A $20 DISCOUNT

  ORDERS OVER $499 GET A $40 DISCOUNT

  ORDERS OVER $999 GET A $100 DISCOUNT

This will all be automatically applied to your cart during the checkout process. So for example, if you create a cart with a total of $310, your final price at checkout will be $290. The discount will generally be applied to the first item in the cart. For very large wholesale or function orders (weddings etc) we are always happy to negotiate on a case by case basis. Don't hesitate to contact us.