Château Pradeaux

Bandol Mourvedre

9.020 ratings
9.08 pro ratings
Bandol, Provence, France
Mourvedre
Pasta, Beef, Chili & Hot Spicy, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Potato, Mushrooms, Salami & Prosciutto, Pork, White Rice, Tomato-Based, Pungent Cheese, Venison, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Josh Morgenthau

Seductive nose. Candied cherries, fresh black/red plum juice, garrigue, wild herbs. Juicy, bloody, intense on the palate, but the fruit is transparent and bright, and complicated by wonderful Provençal notes of olive and oregano. A wall of tannins on the finish, but the juiciness offsets it well. I think this will be a real winner with lots of time- probably not becoming approachable for a decade at least.

Seductive nose. Candied cherries, fresh black/red plum juice, garrigue, wild herbs. Juicy, bloody, intense on the palate, but the fruit is transparent and bright, and complicated by wonderful Provençal notes of olive and oregano. A wall of tannins on the finish, but the juiciness offsets it well. I think this will be a real winner with lots of time- probably not becoming approachable for a decade at least.

Dec 31st, 2021
Jake Hajer

Age is showing the game more prevalent in the nose. Tannic and still needs a few years. Be sure to decant and get good air to open up. Give it another five to soften. Dark plum, fig, blueberry. Game and a touch coffee and tar.

Age is showing the game more prevalent in the nose. Tannic and still needs a few years. Be sure to decant and get good air to open up. Give it another five to soften. Dark plum, fig, blueberry. Game and a touch coffee and tar.

Sep 25th, 2021
George Tita

Not giving a lot right now. A bit medicinal, but the stuffing is there. Too young, perhaps?

Not giving a lot right now. A bit medicinal, but the stuffing is there. Too young, perhaps?

Mar 10th, 2019
Ben Franco

Owner Winedown cafe & wine bar

8.7

Bright raspberry, ozone, wet stone..hint of tangerine tart acidity melon and floral on the palate

Bright raspberry, ozone, wet stone..hint of tangerine tart acidity melon and floral on the palate

Jul 10th, 2016
David Metcalf

This needed about an hour in the decanter to really come alive. Definitely not too young to enjoy, but will improve for years to come. Stewed strawberry and raspberry, new leather, cracked pepper, grilled beef, hoisin and five-spice. Firm, grippy tannins, bright acidity and a long, ashy, fireclay finish 🍓🍖⚱️

This needed about an hour in the decanter to really come alive. Definitely not too young to enjoy, but will improve for years to come. Stewed strawberry and raspberry, new leather, cracked pepper, grilled beef, hoisin and five-spice. Firm, grippy tannins, bright acidity and a long, ashy, fireclay finish 🍓🍖⚱️

Nov 14th, 2021
Monique Gillioen

L’Hexagone €30

L’Hexagone €30

Dec 9th, 2021
Alan Snitow

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Nov 6th, 2021
Todd Stone

Medium to dark garnet, nose of dark red/black fruits with some earthiness. Much more acidic than the Montus. Fairly acidic fro start to finish- medium body. Not in love with it-

Medium to dark garnet, nose of dark red/black fruits with some earthiness. Much more acidic than the Montus. Fairly acidic fro start to finish- medium body. Not in love with it-

Sep 8th, 2021
Ron Westlund

Gold standard rose.

Gold standard rose.

Aug 28th, 2016
Tim Herrmann

Extraverted and ripe with open aromas of melon, grapefruit, and dried herbs. Great wine but a little rich for my taste now.

Extraverted and ripe with open aromas of melon, grapefruit, and dried herbs. Great wine but a little rich for my taste now.

Jul 9th, 2016