Chene Bleu Astralabe 2014
$49.90 inc. GST
Astralabe was the love-child of medieval French scholars Abelard and Heloise, who grew up in the abbey with his mother, after she had become a nun, and never met his father. As the male “child” of the family, Astralabe shares his father’s blend of Grenache-predominance.
17.0/20 – Jancis Robinson (2010 vintage)
Silver – International Wine Challenge (2010 vintage)
Tasting Note: 75% Grenache, 25% Syrah. Deep, brilliant garnet robe. Rich, complex and peppery, with ripe black fruits and a touch of dried fig. Smooth and velvety on the palate, with good fruit and acidity, a faint herbaceous note resounding on the ample, lengthy finish. Aged for six months in foudres.
Varietal: Grenache blend
Region: Ventoux, Rhone Valley, France