Bandol, Provence

Ravoire & Fils

Le Pont Bandol Grenache Mourvedre 2017

Blend of Mourvèdre (about 75%) and Grenache with a splash of Cinsault and Carignan in this ripe and spicy wine from one of smallest appellations in France. Deep Ruby with aromas of ripe black fruits and floral spice. On the palate flavors of plum and black currant with black pepper and herbs. Racy big tannins, medium+ finish ending with fruit and spice. — 12 days ago

Matt, Paul and 3 others liked this

Domaine Tempier

Bandol Rosé Blend 2015

How older the better....the colour, the taste, the combination with food. Well balanced. Perfect performance. — 5 days ago

Stef and Dawn liked this

Domaine Tempier

La Migoua Bandol Mourvedre Blend 2015

Nice bright red fruit. Firm tannin. Gained length after a little air. Showing a little bitterness that I’m not sure will soften with age. — 25 days ago

Vanessa, Stephen and 26 others liked this

Château Pradeaux

Bandol Mourvedre 2014

Châteaux Pradeaux is located in Bandol AOC, of Provence, France, near the magnificent coastal town of Saint Cyr-sur-Mer, situated on the Mediterranean Sea. I imagine there are breathtaking views of the azure waters from the vineyards and estate of Château Pradeaux. 🌊

Generations of the Portalis family have produced wines from this estate dating back to 1752. The land has seen devastation such as the French Revolution, Phylloxera, and World War II, and yet today it remains strong, carrying forward the family traditions, thanks to the fortitude, will, and courage of the Portalis family. 💪

👁 It is medium ruby with garnet rim variation. It has a subtle haze, perhaps because this wine was not fined nor filtered.

👃 On the nose this wine has a baked, black fruit quality, with notes of blackberry, plum, and black cherry 🍒 ; also notes of dried lavender, anise, clove, cedar, nutmeg, tobacco, leather, peat moss, meat, and barnyard.

👄 On the palate, this wine is dry. It has medium acidity, a medium(+) body, medium alcohol, high tannins, and medium(+) intensity in flavors that are consistent with the nose.

The grapes were not destemmed in the winemaking process, which has undoubtedly contributed to the strong and grippy tannins experienced in the glass. This wine benefits from decanting and could also benefit from more time in the bottle. 👍

In sum, this wine tells a story of commitment, perseverance, and respect for the land from which it’s cultivated. It’s made with minimal intervention and has 95% Mourvèdre and 5% Grenache. 📚

Château Pradeaux, Bandol Rouge, 2014, ABV 13%.
— 25 days ago

Ericsson, Dawn and 27 others liked this

Domaine le Galantin

Bandol Mourvedre Blend Rosé 2019

Had it again and still love it. No need to pay $25 or more for rose. — 6 days ago

Eric liked this

Château Pradeaux

Bandol Rosé Mourvedre Cinsault 2019

Wild and herbal, strawberry, garrigue. Dry and slightly hot on the finish. Unmistakably Pradeaux. — a month ago

Alsu Shakirova
with Alsu
Aravind, Anthony and 18 others liked this

Château de Pibarnon (Comte de Saint Victor)

Bandol Rosé Blend 2019

My fave rose...Bandol 2019 14.5% $40 @ Chambers St — 10 days ago

Dawn, Byron and 8 others liked this

Domaine Tempier

Bandol Mourvedre Blend 2016

This 2016 Vintage - so much going on here earthy , plum ,anise ,smoked meat quality - so good — 17 days ago

Aravind, Josh and 9 others liked this

Domaine La Suffrene

Bandol Rosé Mourvedre Blend 2019

Watermelon Jolly Rancher > Cherry Honey Ricola > Black Elderberry Sambucol > Grilled Sugared Blood Oranges > Thyme & Gravel...B@D @$$ B@NDOL RO$É — 21 days ago

Josh, Dawn and 8 others liked this

Mas de Gourgonnier

Les Baux-de-Provence Grenache Blend 2018

An old favorite, hadn’t tasted for several years. Just as lovely as we remember. Tastes like a baby Bandol, good structure, bright fruit, garrigue, just enough rusticity. Delicious. — 8 days ago

Alsu Shakirova
with Alsu
Josh, Aravind and 19 others liked this