Red wine

Chêne Bleu, Heloise 2012

RRP £342 (six-bottle case; 2011 vintage) per bottle
UK Stockist
Chêne Bleu Heloise 2012
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Tasted by
Roger Morris

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.

Colour
Red
Wine Style
Still
Alcohol
14%
Country
France
Region
Provence-Côte d'Azur
Sub-region
Vaucluse IGP
Bottle size
750ml
Grape Varieties
Syrah (65%)
Grenache (31%)
Roussanne (4%)