Domaine du Gros' Noré

Bandol Mourvedre Blend Rosé

9.115 ratings
9.22 pro ratings
Bandol, Provence, France
Mourvedre Blend
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

On the nose; lightly perfume pink roses, spring wild flowers, lean fruits with a slight gummy bear character, strawberries, watermelon near the rhine, cherries, candied red apple, orange citruses, beautiful chalkiness, strong volcanic minerals and sea spray.

The body is full, round, thick and a touch gluey. Lean fruits with a slight gummy bear character, strawberries, watermelon near the rhine, cherries, candied red apple, orange citruses, beautiful chalkiness, volcanic minerals and sea spray with lightly perfume pink roses, spring wild flowers. The acidity is round and full. The finish is well polished...thick, gluey and waxy. It’s elegant and very easy to drink. The only thing that I struggle with this wine is the minerality is a bit heavy for my tastes. It’s gritty minerals dig deep into the palate on the long finish. But, I still appreciate it as it’s a good contrast to other Bandol Rosés. Like, Tempier and Chateau Pibarnon Bandol etc..

Photos of, Domaine Gris du Nore and grounds, their field hands harvesting, tasting room and the most amazing field of Lavender I’ve seen.

On the nose; lightly perfume pink roses, spring wild flowers, lean fruits with a slight gummy bear character, strawberries, watermelon near the rhine, cherries, candied red apple, orange citruses, beautiful chalkiness, strong volcanic minerals and sea spray.

The body is full, round, thick and a touch gluey. Lean fruits with a slight gummy bear character, strawberries, watermelon near the rhine, cherries, candied red apple, orange citruses, beautiful chalkiness, volcanic minerals and sea spray with lightly perfume pink roses, spring wild flowers. The acidity is round and full. The finish is well polished...thick, gluey and waxy. It’s elegant and very easy to drink. The only thing that I struggle with this wine is the minerality is a bit heavy for my tastes. It’s gritty minerals dig deep into the palate on the long finish. But, I still appreciate it as it’s a good contrast to other Bandol Rosés. Like, Tempier and Chateau Pibarnon Bandol etc..

Photos of, Domaine Gris du Nore and grounds, their field hands harvesting, tasting room and the most amazing field of Lavender I’ve seen.

Sep 30th, 2018
Hanibal

First rose of the season. Opened it with tuna tataki on the grill. Nice dose of acidity and a nose of rose petals and strawberry. It is a rose so was not expecting to be blown away. The bottle was finished in a blink of an eye.

First rose of the season. Opened it with tuna tataki on the grill. Nice dose of acidity and a nose of rose petals and strawberry. It is a rose so was not expecting to be blown away. The bottle was finished in a blink of an eye.

Apr 7th, 2020
David Hale Smith

Agree with the wolf in sheep’s clothing note. Bright as a diamond. Stellar with spicy mushroom pizza.

Agree with the wolf in sheep’s clothing note. Bright as a diamond. Stellar with spicy mushroom pizza.

Mar 15th, 2020
Byron Hewett

Solid Bandol Rosé. Dry. Somewhat austere. A tiny bit of bitterness on the finish.

Solid Bandol Rosé. Dry. Somewhat austere. A tiny bit of bitterness on the finish.

Jun 26th, 2019
Michael Greene

Orange peel and strawberry. Savory finish with lots of structure.

Orange peel and strawberry. Savory finish with lots of structure.

Apr 21st, 2019
Joe Loughran

Excellent. Not Tempier level seriousness but this is damn good rose. Mineral, bright fruit, lively acidity. Great juice.

Excellent. Not Tempier level seriousness but this is damn good rose. Mineral, bright fruit, lively acidity. Great juice.

Apr 12th, 2019
Raj Harb

Lunch wine. But keep it cold or the alcohol comes out of balance

Lunch wine. But keep it cold or the alcohol comes out of balance

Aug 25th, 2018
J D
9.2

J had this 10 months ago

J had this 10 months ago

Jun 10th, 2019
Evan Bos

Evan had this 9 months ago

Evan had this 9 months ago

Jun 29th, 2019
Richard J Loewenstein

Richard had this 9 months ago

Richard had this 9 months ago

Jun 28th, 2019