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Château de Pibarnon Bandol 2005
Château de Pibarnon Bandol 2005
Category: Red Wine
Varietal:Mourvédre, Grenache
Region: France » Provence » Bandol
Producer: Château de Pibarnon
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Château de Pibarnon

The Mourvèdre is a very fragrant grape, producing wines of great depth, a rich colour and enormous complexity. It ripens late and performs best in the warm Mediterranean climate of Bandol. At Pibarnon, to ensure perfect maturity, the grapes are often picked 10 days later than is customary in Bandol. The upshot is a wine that comparesfavourably with great names from the more prestigious vineyards in France. When young, Pibarnon Rouge displays a massive floral bouquet with black cherries and spices. The firm acidity of the Mourvèdre gives good definition and a solid foundation for long term development. With time the wine mellows, exhibiting a harmonious elegance and wonderful heady flavours of truffles, wet leaves and cinnamon.

Wine Spectator

This intense and focused French red shows concentrated mineral, plum and dark cherry flavors that are flanked by tobacco box notes. Lithe yet powerful, with a long, elegant and finely chiseled finish of slate and white pepper. Drink now through 2015.

Score: 95. —Kim Marcus, May 31, 2009.

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in mixed case $77.40

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