Blue Poles Merlot Cabernet Franc 2005

Blue Poles Merlot Cabernet Franc 2005

No relation to the Margaret River winery, but it is a brilliant painting. Quite a reserved nose, showing whiffs of cigar box, stalks and faintly smoky. The palate is lean, with a touch of red currants, cedary and pencilly, and a dry woodiness that dominants. Some would call it thin, and though it is slightly built, there are occasions when it would show quite well; it needs to be drunk in the right context. I think I liked the last bottle better, so perhaps it was not the best example.

Rated : 85 Points
Tasted : Apr09
Alcohol : 12.7%
Price : $19.99
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2009-2012
Source : Cellar
Website : Blue Poles

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One Response to Blue Poles Merlot Cabernet Franc 2005

  1. Mark Gifford says:

    Something amiss here Lincoln – drop us a line and we’ll post out a replacement. We do get issues with heat exposure at times, and that tends to make the wines appear more volatile, not that I can say this is the case here.

    Cheers

    Mark

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