Château de Pibarnon Bandol Rouge 2007

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Château de Pibarnon Bandol Rouge 2007
Producer Chateau de Pibarnon
Region, Country Bandol, France
Bottle Size 750ml
Product Code 22181-750

Organic. This is Pibarnon’s top wine, and one of the great ‘mountain Bandols’. It’s a blend of 90% Mourvèdre and 10% Grenache drawn from the estate’s high-altitude restanques. The altitude, the influence of the sea and the limestone/clay soils all bring a freshness and purity that is rare among Mediterranean reds. This cuvée is based only on the fruit of the oldest vines and finest terraces of Château de Pibarnon, including Bel-Air, La Grande Paguette, La Falaise, Les Pointes Blanches, Le Col and Les Dolmens. 

Château de Pibarnon Bandol Rouge 2007

Reviews

“Showing only modest signs of maturity on the rim, it has a gorgeous bouquet of ripe raspberries, hung game and that distinctive menthol note you often find with mature Mourvèdre. The palate is beautifully balanced and not a million miles away from a Châteauneuf-du-Pape, with its fleshy, corpulent body and its flavour profile of allspice, clove and wild fennel filtered through dark red brambly fruit. It is savory, almost gamy, toward the sensual and slightly bucolic finish. This 13-year-old Bandol is à point, although I envisage another decade of drinking pleasure, possibly more. A wine that’s impossible to not enjoy.”
93 points, Neal Martin, Vinous (tasted 2020)

Reviews

“Showing only modest signs of maturity on the rim, it has a gorgeous bouquet of ripe raspberries, hung game and that distinctive menthol note you often find with mature Mourvèdre. The palate is beautifully balanced and not a million miles away from a Châteauneuf-du-Pape, with its fleshy, corpulent body and its flavour profile of allspice, clove and wild fennel filtered through dark red brambly fruit. It is savory, almost gamy, toward the sensual and slightly bucolic finish. This 13-year-old Bandol is à point, although I envisage another decade of drinking pleasure, possibly more. A wine that’s impossible to not enjoy.”
93 points, Neal Martin, Vinous (tasted 2020)

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