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Chene Bleu Abelard 2009
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Chene Bleu Abelard 2009

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Category Red Wine
Region France, Vin de Pays d'Oc
Brand Chene Bleu
We named our Grenache blend Abelard to reflect its forceful, masculine, brooding intensity. Our mature (25 year old plus) Grenache flourishes at this high altitude and at harvest the scent of wild strawberries and black fruit wafts through the winery. We have strived to capture and showcase this highly perfumed aroma.
Wine Advocate
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Much more southern Rhone-like in style, the 2009 Abelard is a blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah that spent 18 months in barrel. Big, ripe, layered and hedonistic, with tons of sweet Grenache blackberry and black cherry fruits, melted licorice and roasted herb aromas and flavors, this sensational Grenache has full-bodied richness, polished, sweet tannin, no hard edges and a great finish. While 2009 delivers lots of perfumed, upfront and slightly rustic wines due to the heat, this is silky, polished and incredibly pure. Drink this killer 2009 over the coming 7-8 years.

Jeb Dunnuck, March 3, 2016
Wine Spectator
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Offers a deep well of fleshy fruit, with blueberry reduction, braised fig and blackberry pâte de fruit flavors all layered together and carrying through a polished, violet- and pastis-tinged finish. Grenache and Syrah. Drink now through 2020. 250 cases imported.

James Molesworth, November 15, 2014