Review Updated on 2020-11-23
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Rating 94 2020 Top 50  
Style Red
Blend , Syrah / Shiraz
Vintage 2012
Appellation
France
ABV 14.2%
Price $80.00  Buy This Wine
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Perfect For

Holiday Meals, Long-Term Aging, Treat Yo'self

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Cabernet Franc, Grenache , Syrah / Shiraz

Chene Bleu 'Abelard' 2012 Review

Well, damn. This wine is wonderful. It smells like a forest in autumn, and cooking herbs like oregano and rosemary. There is also a hint of bramble fruit (blackberries, raspberries) fresh off the prickly vine. The palate is savory, with a whiff of black pepper, and the tannins are still a bit dusty around the edges, but the wine is drinking well now. This is a great wine for roast pork, turkey, or any lean meat on the holiday table.

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Chene Bleu 'Abelard' 2012
Well, damn. This wine is wonderful. It smells like a forest in autumn, and cooking herbs like oregano and rosemary. There is also a hint of bramble fruit (blackberries, raspberries) fresh off the prickly vine. The palate is savory, with a whiff of black pepper, and the tannins are still a bit dusty around the edges, but the wine is drinking well now. This is a great wine for roast pork, turkey, or any lean meat on the holiday table.

Reviewed On: 10-06-2020
94
POINTS
Chene Bleu 'Abelard' 2012
Well, damn. This wine is wonderful. It smells like a forest in autumn, and cooking herbs like oregano and rosemary. There is also a hint of bramble fruit (blackberries, raspberries) fresh off the prickly vine. The palate is savory, with a whiff of black pepper, and the tannins are still a bit dusty around the edges, but the wine is drinking well now. This is a great wine for roast pork, turkey, or any lean meat on the holiday table.

Reviewed On: 10-06-2020