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  • Inspired by the great wines of Bordeaux
  • Incredible aging potential
  • Only produced in superb years
 

Tasting Notes
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Colour Dark Red
Nose Lifted perfumed nose of cassis, plums and hints of spicy oak.
Palate Deep fruit flavours of plums with hints of berry. Notes of tobacco leaf, fine tanins and succulent acidity. Incredibly well balanced and textured.
Food Pairing Grilled chicken, especially with Mediterranean grilled veg such as peppers, courgettes etc...
Cellaring 10-15 Years
Notes A Bordeaux style blend of 74% Merlot and 26% Cabernet Franc
Variety Red Blends
Body Medium Bodied
Oak Type French Oak
Vintage 2015
Region Margaret River
Country Australia
Sustainability None
Alcohol 13.9%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Stelvin
Blue Poles
Blue Poles was the brainchild of Mark Gifford and Tim Markwell, ex miners who have a passion for fine red wine.

Their offerings include highly rated and respected wines based with the roots in Pomerol on Bordeaux's right bank. That is to say they produce Merlot and Cabernet Franc based wines, though more recently they've also had success with one of the rarest varietals in Australia; Teroldego.



The vineyard is in a beautiful location on Bramley River Road in Osmington (15km east of Margaret River town center). It has large sections of iron rich gravels overlying clay and it slopes to the south and west, in a cooler climate than the more coastal and northern vineyards of the region. This gives the grapes a longer ripening period.



The site, located within the Wallcliffe Precinct of Margaret River is prime location, shared with Leeuwin Estate, Voyager Estate, Cape Mentelle to name but a few.
Margaret River
Margaret River is the name of a river, town and key wine region. It is one of the younger viticultural regions in Australia, quickly gaining popularity for its world-class wine. Located 280km South of Perth in Western Australia, the first plantings were only made in 1967. The region has grown rapidly and is recognised as one of the great wine-producing regions of the world, with over 200 wineries in operation. Made up of predominantly boutique producers, with a number of big player wineries also, the region makes up only 3% of the Australian wine production, but commands over 20% of the premium wine market. The wineries in the region are vibrant, innovative and progressive in their approach to viticulture.



The Mediterranean style climate provides superior maritime growing conditions, with vines not affected by extreme summer and winter temperatures. The region is well known for producing outstanding red wines; Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and to a lesser extent Shiraz, Tempranillo and Malbec. Both straight varietals and famous Bordeaux blends can be outstanding.



In the white wines, Chardonnays of great depth and character, and fresh Semillon Sauvignon Blanc blends are the main varietals the region is famous for. Lesser quantities of Viognier, Riesling and Muscat are also produced.
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Gary Walsh
From relative obscurity some years back, to one of the more keenly anticipated releases, at least with TWF subscribers. Fair to say, they know their Claret from their Beaujolais.



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.

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a better Bordeaux blend

by - verified purchaser
Heaps nicer to drink than a lot of the actual Bordeaux I have tried and a fraction of the price.