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2005 Pibarnon Bandol
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2 Ratings
2005 Pibarnon Bandol

Wine Details

Vineyard

Varietal

Mourvedre

Style

Rosé

Region

FranceProvence

Vintages

2010 2007

Wine Description

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 read more...development. With time the wine mellows, exhibiting a harmonious elegance and wonderful heady flavours of truffles, wet leaves and cinnamon. (hide)

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Vineyard

Varietal

Mourvedre

Style

Rosé

Region

FranceProvence

Vintages

2010 2007

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 read more...development. With time the wine mellows, exhibiting a harmonious elegance and wonderful heady flavours of truffles, wet leaves and cinnamon. (hide)

Expert Reviews
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  • Food & Wine
    Rating: EXCELLENT Top-notch of its type - As reviewed by Food & Wine - 2009 Wine Guide on 2009. Made from 95 percent Mourvédre, this is a substantial red for the region, with black fruit and cassis flavors and hints of eucalyptus. While it's approachable now, the meaty structure and refined tannins will carry nicely in the cellar.
  • Wine Spectator
    "An intense and focused red, with concentrated mineral, plum and dark cherry 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." Sustainable Farming
  • S
    Wine Spectator 95 Points