Chene Bleu Abelard 2013

$195.00 inc. GST

Peter Abelard was a medieval French scholar, theologian and logician who had a legendary love affair with Heloise, a brilliant scholar of Latin, Greek and Hebrew. Together they represent the coming-together of minds and passion, and are history’s ultimate “power couple”. Grenache-predominant Abelard is the more brooding and masculine, while Syrah-predominant Heloise is the more delicate and feminine.

94/100 – Wine Enthusiast
96/100 – Bob Campbell MW (2012 vintage)
93/100 – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (2012 vintage)

“An finessed expression of a cool, wet vintage, this rare library release showcases the longevity of well-made wines from Ventoux. Organic and biodynamically produced, it’s a full-bodied but spry 85/15 blend of Grenache and Syrah. Crisp red-plum and cherry flavors are vibrant but marked by veins of autumn leaf, allspice and freshly tilled earth. Silky on the finish, it’s fantastic now but should hold through 2025 at least.” – Wine Enthusiast

Tasting Note: 85% Grenache, 15% Syrah, aged 18 months in French oak. Deep, brilliant garnet. Intense nose with notes of black cherry, plum and liquorice, mixed with hints of torrefaction and fine spices. Powerful, full-bodied palate, with velvety tannins. Notes of cocoa and mocha, mixed with hints of dark fruits. Long aromatic finish, with hints of spices and plums. Enjoy with roast beef, venison, duck and roasted vegetables. Decant for 2-3 hours and serve at room temperature. Ageing potential: 15-20 years.

Certification: Organic, Biodynamic

Alcohol: 14.0%

Varietal: 85% Grenache, 15% Syrah

Region: Vaucluse, Rhone Valley, France

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