2016 Blue Poles Shiraz

Margaret River, WA

A tip-top value Shiraz from the Blue Poles team. Their first in 5 years!


Perfume and grace here. It’s a wine that feels very at ease with itself.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About the Wine

The value kings of Margaret River, Blue Poles, have released their first Shiraz in 5 years from the 2016 vintage. No surprises here, it's a ripping drink.

This is ripe and juicy, deliciously well balanced Shiraz, albeit a 'quieter' style than you might find from South Australia or the warmer parts of Victoria.  Every wine from Mark Gifford and Tim Markwell provide such grat value for money and this is no different.

Gary Walsh awarded it 93 points, declaring it "Very good! in the closing of his review.  Just another impressive offering from this much-loved gem of a producer from the West.

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

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

“Perfume and grace here. It’s a wine that feels very at ease with itself, red fruits, spice, hazelnut, a subtle and pleasant stalkiness. Medium bodied, ripe yet sappy tannin gives it a bit of chewiness, length is good too, clean and with that tug of tannin leaving a happy ending. Very good!“ - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From the Producer


Grown on the top of our vineyard to extract the heat and concentrate the fruit, the setting provides the confidence in the wine. 


Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 13.6%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml


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