Blue Poles Allouran Merlot Cabernet Franc 2007

This was tasted back in January for The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 and my notes have a score of 93-94. Mattinson chose the lower number for publication, although curiously I had their 07 Reserve Merlot (not in the book) a couple of points lower than his whopping 94 point rating. The Blue Poles are coming to Sydney and Melbourne in September to launch this wine, so take a look in the events calendar located on the bottom left of your screen (just next to the emergency exit) for further details.

Delightful – sweet grassy Franc married to rich plummy Merlot with good nutty oak in support. Rich but controlled with some savoury flavours and a general red fruitedness, firm tannin, freshness and excellent length. Subtle mocha oak on exit. It all flows along merrily merrily – like a dream. Brilliant price for a wine of this quality.

Tasted : Jan09
Alcohol : 14%
Price : $25
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2012 - 2020
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