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Chene Bleu Heloïse 2014

$175.00 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.

Accolades:
94/100 – Jeb Dunnuck
95/100 – Bob Campbell MW (2012 vintage)
93/100 – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (2012 vintage)
18.0+/20 – Jancis Robinson (2012 vintage)

“The 2014 Vaucluse Heloise brings more up-front ripeness than the 2013, with a perfumed bouquet of red and black berries, smoked meat, bay leaf, peppery garrigue, and leather. Beautiful on the palate as well, it’s medium to full-bodied, has a lively, round mouthfeel, still present tannins, and a great finish. This is a heck of an effort in 2014, and it’s drinking fabulous well today.” – Jeb Dunnuck

Tasting Note: 70% Syrah, 26% Grenache, 4% Roussanne. A deep, brilliant crimson colour. Complex nose with aromas of dark fruits and a hint of truffle.  A fleshy mouth-feel, both dense and elegant with notes of mature fruit and refined tannins. Very long finish with notes of truffle. Aging potential: 10-12 years. A generous and intense blend with strong aging potential, ideally suited to game birds, poultry, lamb and roasted vegetables. Decant for 2-3 hours and serve at room temperature.

Certification: Organic, Biodynamic

Alcohol: 14.0%

Varietal: Syrah blend

Region: Vaucluse, Rhone Valley, France

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