Château de Pibarnon (Comte de Saint Victor)

Bandol Mourvedre Blend

9.1595 ratings
9.2155 pro ratings
Bandol, Provence, France
Mourvedre Blend
Top Notes For
Ed Lehrman

This one was already drinking far better than expected (half bottle). great with a rich meal and plenty of lovable fruit.

This one was already drinking far better than expected (half bottle). great with a rich meal and plenty of lovable fruit.

Dec 4th, 2020
Matt Lasater

Always a fav. First taste of 2015 vintage, nice balance for the year, extraction is deft and carries some finesse to it. As usual, complex, layered, full of goutte de terroir. Layers of cherry from crushed to soaked, slight hint of prune, raspberry confiture, game, fur, roast beef, juniper, forest and cedar, pure garrigue, licorice root, ceylon cinnamon, chaparral, powdered sugar, 5 spice, singed tobacco, graphite, bitter cocoa. Still taut, the tannins need time to relax, but I think they will always have persistence in the wine. Ok with me.

Always a fav. First taste of 2015 vintage, nice balance for the year, extraction is deft and carries some finesse to it. As usual, complex, layered, full of goutte de terroir. Layers of cherry from crushed to soaked, slight hint of prune, raspberry confiture, game, fur, roast beef, juniper, forest and cedar, pure garrigue, licorice root, ceylon cinnamon, chaparral, powdered sugar, 5 spice, singed tobacco, graphite, bitter cocoa. Still taut, the tannins need time to relax, but I think they will always have persistence in the wine. Ok with me.

May 16th, 2020
Matt Perlman

Dried raisiny fruit, smoky and leathery. Smooth but a bit clipped. Time to drink up

Dried raisiny fruit, smoky and leathery. Smooth but a bit clipped. Time to drink up

Mar 22nd, 2020
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

8.9

Nice Bandol.

Nice Bandol.

Sep 7th, 2019
Matt Lasater

Great body and texture, nice snap to hold it all together. No notes really, drank with roast chicken like it was water, which seems like the appropriate thing to do with this wine

Great body and texture, nice snap to hold it all together. No notes really, drank with roast chicken like it was water, which seems like the appropriate thing to do with this wine

Aug 26th, 2019
Sondra Bernstein

Owner of the girl & the fig, the fig cafe & winebar, Author of Plats du Jours, the girl & the fig's Journey through the Seasons in Wine Country and the girl & the fig Cookbook

9.6

Drinking beautifully in a 1/2 bottle . Rich and velvety with licorice notes and spicy notes. Love

Drinking beautifully in a 1/2 bottle . Rich and velvety with licorice notes and spicy notes. Love

Oct 20th, 2018
Tracy Hall

Tastes like press wine. SS

Tastes like press wine. SS

May 19th, 2018
Jordan Wardlaw

Seems to be in a good stage of development- nicely softened tannins. Juicy blackberry, game and violets. Drink this with bloody steak or by a winter fire.

Seems to be in a good stage of development- nicely softened tannins. Juicy blackberry, game and violets. Drink this with bloody steak or by a winter fire.

Mar 3rd, 2018
Mark Morgan

Per Eric de Saint-Victor, if opening young decant for a day. Will close down at about 6 years, then open up after 7. After 14 years will lighten with “white fruit”.
So I guess I’ll revisit in 2021+

Per Eric de Saint-Victor, if opening young decant for a day. Will close down at about 6 years, then open up after 7. After 14 years will lighten with “white fruit”.
So I guess I’ll revisit in 2021+

Mar 3rd, 2018
Jay McInerney

Novelist, Wine Critic Town & Country, Expensive Wino & Gastronaut

9.2

Wow! Knockout fruit along with funky earthy Mourvèdre character. At Bowery Meat Co in NYC. Thanks @matthewkrueger

Wow! Knockout fruit along with funky earthy Mourvèdre character. At Bowery Meat Co in NYC. Thanks @matthewkrueger

4 people found it helpfulFeb 12th, 2015