Chene Bleu Astralabe 2015
$59.90 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.
95/100 – Bob Campbell MW
“A blend of grenache and syrah from the southern Rhône Valley. Dense, supple and seamless red with plum, dark berry, baked earth, new leather, spice, anise and dried herb flavours. A complex, slightly savoury red with a subtle rustic character. Drink 2019 to 2024.” – Bob Campbell MW
Tasting Note: Grenache noir, over 40 years old north-west facing, at 530m. Syrah over 30 years old, south-west facing at 540m. Deep, intense garnet colour with hints of mahogany. Rich and complex nose, with notes of black fruit, spice, and mocha. Velvety tannins, fruity and supple. Well rounded and full bodied. Finishes aromatic and long.
Certification: Organic, Biodynamic
Varietal: 75% Grenache noir, 25% Syrah
Region: Ventoux, Rhone Valley, France