Red wine

Chêne Bleu, Abelard 2012

RRP £365 (six-bottle case; 2011 vintage) per bottle
UK Stockist
Chêne Bleu Abelard 2012
90
Tasted by
Roger Morris

The flipped version of the blend, with Grenache (85%) on top here, this red is not as complex as the Heloise, but it is more generous with exotic spices and red fruits – raspberries and strawberry jam – with good tannins and a long aftertaste of fruit essence. It will most likely be the longer ageing of the two Chênes.

Colour
Red
Wine Style
Still
Alcohol
14%
Country
France
Region
Rhône
Bottle size
750ml
Grape Varieties
Grenache (85%)
Syrah (15%)