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4.3
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Chêne Bleu Abelard

Chêne Bleu
$69.98
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Still Wine
RegionRhone
Alcohol Level
Country
France
SubregionVaucluse
Drinking Window
GrapesShiraz/Syrah
Wine Description:
Nicole Rolet and Chêne Bleu produce biodynamic wines. Despite having no prior wine experience, the estate gained a remarkable reputation. It's been dubbed the 'world's first super Rhônes' by the Wall Street Journal, achieving high Parker scores for reds and Jancis Robinson's top scores for rosés. Located in the Southern Rhône, the vineyards sit at the convergence of four appellations, offering cooler conditions than expected. Nicole Rolet explained the difference between appellation and terroir, highlighting the vineyard's unique geology, deep-rooted vines, and diverse ancient soils, leading to complex minerality in the wines. Chêne Bleu caters to wine enthusiasts worldwide. Read more
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  • Rich and complex flavor profile
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  • High price point
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User Rating:

4.3
Regularly Reviewed

Expert Rating:

4.3

Wine Expert Note:

Chêne Bleu Abelard is an exceptional wine that showcases the artistry and craftsmanship of the winemakers at Chêne Bleu. This wine is a blend of carefully selected grapes, resulting in a harmonious and complex flavor profile. On the nose, Chêne Bleu Abelard offers enticing aromas of ripe dark fruits, such as blackberries and plums, accompanied by hints of spice and earthiness. These aromas are beautifully integrated and give a sense of depth to the wine. The palate is equally impressive, with a rich and velvety texture that coats the mouth. The flavors are intense and concentrated, with notes of black cherries, cassis, and dark chocolate. There is a perfect balance between the fruitiness and the well-integrated oak, which adds a touch of vanilla and subtle smokiness. The tannins in Chêne Bleu Abelard are firm yet refined, providing structure and a long-lasting finish. This wine has excellent aging potential and will continue to evolve and develop over the years, revealing even more complexity and depth. Read more
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Wine sweetness is a measure of the amount of sugar present in a wine. Sweetness in wine can range from bone dry (no sugar present) to lusciously sweet (high sugar content). Sweetness is usually determined by the variety and ripeness of the grapes used, as well as the winemaking process.
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The alcohol level in wine is a measure of the amount of alcohol present in the beverage. The degree of heat or ‘burn’ at the back of the throat is roughly proportional to the amount of alcohol consumed. It ranges from Very Low to Very High.
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Wine intensity is a measure of the concentration of flavor and aroma compounds in a wine.The stronger and more noticeable the flavors and aromas are, the higher the intensity of the wine. Intensity in wine can range from neutral (not particularly intense) to pronounced (high intensity).
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Wine body refers to the weight and texture of wine on the palate. In other words, it is the degree of body a wine has, ranging from light-bodied to full-bodied. Wines with higher body appear to have a thicker texture and can sometimes coat the palate.
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Wine acidity refers to the tartness of a wine, which gives a tingling sensation on the side of the tongue. A metallic-like sharp taste is also associated with high acidity. Sometimes a high level of sweetness, such as in luscious dessert wines, can disguise a high level of acidity. Acidity can range from soft to searing.
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Wine tannin gives wine its textural mouthfeel and astringency. Tannin is a natural compound found in grape skins, seeds, and stems. It contributes to the structure and helps to balance out the sweetness of the fruit. Tannins are usually discussed when it comes to red wines, even though some white and rosé wines with certain wine making techniques can also contain tannins.
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