Château de Pibarnon (Comte de Saint Victor)

Bandol Mourvedre Blend

9.018 ratings
8.95 pro ratings
Bandol, Provence, France
Mourvedre Blend
Top Notes For
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
Ryan Brazell

Rise Over Run

9.4

Really open and nuanced. All of the other 2013 Bandol I tasted today were still locked up. Yet this seems to have the structure and stuffing (and track record) for long aging.

Really open and nuanced. All of the other 2013 Bandol I tasted today were still locked up. Yet this seems to have the structure and stuffing (and track record) for long aging.

Mar 20th, 2017
Daniel Maquin

Nose of barnyard, not really appealing. Needs a long aeration before stabilising. The palate is much more interesting with a strong density, rich range of savours. Plum, cherry, blackberry, olive, meat... a strong acid backbone makes the wine very long. The finish is interesting with small forest berries notes. Should have put it in a decanter for 3 hours at least.

Nose of barnyard, not really appealing. Needs a long aeration before stabilising. The palate is much more interesting with a strong density, rich range of savours. Plum, cherry, blackberry, olive, meat... a strong acid backbone makes the wine very long. The finish is interesting with small forest berries notes. Should have put it in a decanter for 3 hours at least.

Dec 28th, 2017
Double Pound

Good Christmas sauce

Good Christmas sauce

Dec 17th, 2017
Stephen Kinsley

Great late Sunday evening easy drink on a slightly chilly night

Great late Sunday evening easy drink on a slightly chilly night

Dec 17th, 2018
Ben L

There is an element of blunt force trauma with this wine. Day 2 was far more approachable.

There is an element of blunt force trauma with this wine. Day 2 was far more approachable.

Nov 9th, 2017
Charles Gibbs

Charles had this 4 years ago

Charles had this 4 years ago

Jan 10th, 2015
Ryan Sherman

Ryan had this 4 years ago

Ryan had this 4 years ago

Sep 24th, 2014
Dan Demole

Dan had this 9 days ago

Dan had this 9 days ago

Feb 15th, 2019