Chêne Bleu 'Astralabe' 2015
Bartender Caitlin's Pick! A blend of grenache and syrah from the southern Rhône Valley. Dense, supple and seamless red with plum, dark berry, baked earth, new leather, spice, anise and dried herb flavours. A complex, slightly savoury red with a subtle rustic character.
Astralabe was the love-child of medieval French scholars Abelard and Heloise, who grew up in the abbey with his mother, after she had become a nun, and never met his father. As the male “child” of the family, Astralabe shares his father’s blend of Grenache-predominance.