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2012 Chateau de Pibarnon Bandol Rose
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2012 Chateau de Pibarnon Bandol Rose

Producer: Chateau de Pibarnon
Style: Rose
Grape Type: Mourvedre
Origin: France
Region: Provence

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92 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July 2013

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

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About Provence

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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Mourvedre

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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