Château de Pibarnon (Comte de Saint Victor)

Bandol Mourvedre Blend

9.1543 ratings
9.2145 pro ratings
Bandol, Provence, France
Mourvedre Blend
Top Notes For
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
Jordan Wardlaw

Wild blackberry, cassis, forest aromas, sage, animal fur, smoked meat. Such a baby right now but already showing signs of the complexity that will certainly come.

Wild blackberry, cassis, forest aromas, sage, animal fur, smoked meat. Such a baby right now but already showing signs of the complexity that will certainly come.

Jul 13th, 2018
Tracy Hall

Tastes like press wine. SS

Tastes like press wine. SS

May 19th, 2018
Bryce Wiatrak

Considered a benchmark for the region, Château de Pibarnon crafts a simply extraordinary Bandol Rouge. Enjoying this slowly over the last three hours, my tasting notes change with every sip. At first it was game and anise, later dried violets and marzipan. Now, as my glass nears empty, it tastes of crushed rocks, iodine, leather, fresh figs, and dark chocolate. The textural complexities have too evolved with time - softening from its initial tannic austerity to an ethereal elegance. Luckily, two-thirds of the bottle remain, and I can’t wait to see what this wine has to say tomorrow. 90% Mourvèdre, 10% Grenache.

Considered a benchmark for the region, Château de Pibarnon crafts a simply extraordinary Bandol Rouge. Enjoying this slowly over the last three hours, my tasting notes change with every sip. At first it was game and anise, later dried violets and marzipan. Now, as my glass nears empty, it tastes of crushed rocks, iodine, leather, fresh figs, and dark chocolate. The textural complexities have too evolved with time - softening from its initial tannic austerity to an ethereal elegance. Luckily, two-thirds of the bottle remain, and I can’t wait to see what this wine has to say tomorrow. 90% Mourvèdre, 10% Grenache.

Mar 30th, 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
Matt Lasater

This wine has a direct feed to the pleasure station in my brain and it’s been too long since my last taste. The nose is seductive in its perfume, alluring crushed black cherry, ripe black raspberry/plums, game, worn leather, roasted spices, camphor, forest floor, tar, powdered sugar, tons of garrigue and a touch of exotic spice. Palate is richly textured, elegantly powerful and raw tannin, with that fine grained yet rustic edge to them. Despite the frame this carries that classic fresh acid that’s hallmark for this estate. Palate a melange of black cherry, kirsch, blood orange, and blue fruit. Black tea, medicinal herbs, creme de violets, cracked pepper, bitter cocoa and crushed rocks. Finish is lengthy, stretching out with its herbal and mineral complexity.

This wine has a direct feed to the pleasure station in my brain and it’s been too long since my last taste. The nose is seductive in its perfume, alluring crushed black cherry, ripe black raspberry/plums, game, worn leather, roasted spices, camphor, forest floor, tar, powdered sugar, tons of garrigue and a touch of exotic spice. Palate is richly textured, elegantly powerful and raw tannin, with that fine grained yet rustic edge to them. Despite the frame this carries that classic fresh acid that’s hallmark for this estate. Palate a melange of black cherry, kirsch, blood orange, and blue fruit. Black tea, medicinal herbs, creme de violets, cracked pepper, bitter cocoa and crushed rocks. Finish is lengthy, stretching out with its herbal and mineral complexity.

Feb 10th, 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

3 people found it helpfulFeb 12th, 2015
Chris Cottrell

Partner Bedrock Wine Co, Co-founder/Winemaker Under the Wire

9.7

Dry aged steak and garrigues

Dry aged steak and garrigues

3 people found it helpfulJun 9th, 2014
Alex Odenwalder

A bit harsh, lacking complexity

A bit harsh, lacking complexity

1 person found it helpfulNov 19th, 2014