Red

2011 Blue Poles Allouran

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • Australia
  • Western Australia
  • South West Australia
  • Margaret River
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Community Tasting Notes 8

  • Julian B Likes this wine: 94 points

    February 16, 2020 - Another beautiful bottle of Allouran.

  • GD77 Likes this wine: 96 points

    August 3, 2019 - 1 hour decant and this is just singing. It just glides over the tongue. Clean silky bay leaf, five spice and red currant. A hint of tobacco creeping in with age and a long finish of solid silky tannin. Some anise and spice in the end and acid profile that wants you to drink it. It has a vigour but a sense of completeness also. It's in a great place, with a decant, so guessing it will peak in the next few years. I like it now.

  • DanielJH wrote: 93 points

    May 11, 2019 - Wasn’t huge on this on the first night. But the sealed half bottle drunk a few days later was much better. It had opened up noticeably. It’s quite a rich wine; the merlot seems to play a leading role here. Medium bodied, darkish red in colour. A fair bit of reduction initially, which blows off over time. Sour plums and some red fruit, bayleaf and dried herbs. Highly pitched acid profile and a long, crisp and dry finish punctuated by aniseed. Another five years at least for this to reach where it’s heading. Decant if drinking now.

  • Ksanti wrote:

    August 18, 2018 - Better bottle. Needs 3-4 years. Or a decent decant

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  • Ksanti wrote:

    March 25, 2017 - Deep ruby tinged with brown.

    On the nose: plum, cigar , 5 spices (subtle) , earthy notes.

    On palate: Nice oak interweaving gently. Very ripe plum (quite dominant), cherry notes.

    very smooth in mouth with lovely acidity. tannins integrated.

    Not sure whether it was effected by cellaring conditions. I found it a bit flat through the middle. merlot fwd.

    Hoping it was bottle variation, as I have a few more to go!

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  • By Gary Walsh
    4/30/2015 (link)

    (Blue Poles Allouran Merlot Cabernet Franc) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type Red
  • Producer Blue Poles
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Allouran
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Australia
  • Region Western Australia
  • SubRegion South West Australia
  • Appellation Margaret River

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  • In Cellars 183 (57%)
  • Consumed 139 (43%)

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