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Abelard

Chene Bleu - Abelard 2012

France
Red Wine from Rhône · France
Price: £62.95
Case Rate: £62.95
Ex Tax: £42.92
Country:
Wine Region: Rhône
Wine Area: Southern Rhône
Winery: Chene Bleu
Wine Maker: Xavier Rolet
Grape: Grenache Blend
Grape Percentage: 85% Grenache, 15% Syrah
Alcohol Percentage: 15%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: Aging potential: 15-20 years
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Rating 92 pts  Wine Advocate/Robert Parker
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Country:
Wine Region: Rhône
Wine Area: Southern Rhône
Winery: Chene Bleu
Wine Maker: Xavier Rolet
Grape: Grenache Blend
Grape Percentage: 85% Grenache, 15% Syrah
Alcohol Percentage: 15%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: Aging potential: 15-20 years

Wine tasting notes

Appearance: Deep, brilliant garnet. Nose: Intense with notes of black cherry, plum and liquorice, mixed with hints of torrefaction and fine spices. Palate: Powerful, full-bodied, with velvety tannins. Notes of cocoa and mocha, mixed with hints of dark fruits. Finish: Long aromatic finish, with hints of spices and plums

Food matching

Enjoy with roast beef, venison, duck and roasted vegetables. Decant for 2-3 hours and serve at room temperature.

Expert reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2011) - 92 pts

Full-bodied, backward and tannic, the 2011 IGP Vaucluse Abelard deserves a couple of years in the cellar. It offers hints of asphalt and cola on the nose, followed by flavors of black cherries and plums, marked by a roasted, caramelized sense of sucrosity. This Grenache-dominated blend is full-bodied and amply concentrated, with a long finish.


JancisRobinson.com (2011) - 17+ pts

Jammy, baked style that tips its hat to South Australia – there's even a minty hint. Rich, succulent style although there is a touch of oxidative character on the finish. (RH)

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