2018 Blue Poles Reserve Allouran Deux Ecus

Margaret River, WA

The first-ever release of the 'Reserve Allouran' from the great Blue Poles vineyard. A blend of their finest Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Their most impressive wine to date.


Such a potent wine built for the long haul.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

The Allouran is one of the best value Merlot/Cabernet Franc blends in the country.

For the first time, after much anticipation and a near perfect vintage in 2018, the Blue Poles team finally decided to bottle a reserve version of this cult favourite.

These are their best barrels of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, built in a more serious, cellaring style.

It's an impeccable wine. Surely the finest to date from this WA duo.

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.

Winemaker Mark Gifford
Winemaker Mark Gifford
Margaret River, WA
Additional Info

From The Producer

From the barrel tastings completed in late 2019, a very specific combination of Merlot and Cabernet Franc barrels was defined, and this has been combined to form a Reserve Allouran. It is special, it is as good as many of the wines I have tasted throughout my times in Bordeaux – tasting in barrel halls and in a sense, palaces – and it marks a high point in our vineyard’s existence.

Blend : Merlot, Cabernet Franc
ABV : 13.8
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Strong colour, and gee it’s an intense wine to smell too. Essence of blackcurrant and raspberry, almost to liqueur-like in strength of signal, dark chocolate, baking spices, and pleasant note of fresh green herbs. Medium-bodied, concentrated fruit flavour, a little cocoa and black olive, firm fine gravelly tannin, freshness, and a very long and tight finish, all that delicious tannin sweeping it along. Such a potent wine built for the long haul." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)


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