2012 Chateau de Pibarnon Bandol Rose
Producer: Chateau de Pibarnon
Grape Type: Mourvedre
Vivid orange-pink. Intense aromas of dried red berries and blood orange, with subtle notes of flowers and anise. Sappy, penetrating and focused on entry, then fleshier in the mid-palate, offering powerful bitter cherry and citrus zest flavors and a sexy touch of honeysuckle. Rich but dry and mineral-drenched rose with excellent finishing cut and length.
92 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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