Light pinkish orange. Pungent, floral-accented aromas of red berries, anise and orange zest. Dry and racy on entry, then fleshier in the middle, offering intense redcurrant and bitter cherry flavors that gain sweetness with air. Finishes dry and long, with resonating spiciness and a hint of herbs.
90 Points | Wine Spectator
88 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Provence, which stretches from Nîmes to Nice, is best known as a bottomless source of pink wine. But across the region, numerous Provence appellations produce highly distinctive red wines that express multiple variations on a ripe, Southern theme; the most famous appellation is Bandol, which is noted for powerful game- and earth-scented red wines based on the sturdy, late-ripening Mourvedre grape.
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A sparsely planted variety found predominantly in the southern Rhone, Provence, and elsewhere near the Mediterranean coast, Mourvedre is best known for its place in powerful game and earth-scented reds. One is mostly likely to encounter the grape in wines from the southern Rhone. Here, Mourvedre takes its place blended with...
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