Chêne Bleu Heloise 2012
Red wine

Chêne Bleu, Heloise 2012

RRP £342 (six-bottle case; 2011 vintage)

An enticing, complex blend of two-thirds Syrah and one-third Grenache with a splash of Roussanne, this dark, dense red wine from the mountains east of Avignon wakes up slowly with the earthy, savoury aromas of wet forest floor. The Syrah dominates in the taste, with the dark, chewy fruitiness of cassis, blackberries and blueberries along with prominent notes of smoke, black pepper and road tar, all brought alive with bright acidity. The oak integration is seamless; the tannins mellow.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Syrah (65%), Grenache (31%), Roussanne (4%)

Alcohol

14%

Bottle size

750ml

Origin

Country

France

Region

Provence-Côte d'Azur

Sub-region

Vaucluse IGP

Tasting Information

Blind

No

Tasted by

Roger Morris

UK Stockist

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