La Bastide Blanche

Bandol Mourvedre Blend

8.9321 ratings
9.178 pro ratings
Bandol, Provence, France
Mourvedre Blend
Top Notes For
Matt Austin

Owner/Winemaker, Grosgrain Vineyards, Walla Walla, WA

9.2

Touch of brett that adds to complexity. Great value for a classic Bandol.

Touch of brett that adds to complexity. Great value for a classic Bandol.

Jan 14th, 2019
Matt Perlman

Great value Bandol, just the thing to warm the soul on a chilly evening. Mostly Mourvèdre with Grenache in a supporting role. Dark, dusty and mineral, speaks of sun-soaked stony terroir with dried lavender and herbs. Pair with hearty food and friends.

Great value Bandol, just the thing to warm the soul on a chilly evening. Mostly Mourvèdre with Grenache in a supporting role. Dark, dusty and mineral, speaks of sun-soaked stony terroir with dried lavender and herbs. Pair with hearty food and friends.

Dec 17th, 2018
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.4

Hit this at a great time 🔥

Hit this at a great time 🔥

Jul 21st, 2018
Beau Carson

Iodine, smoke, barnyard, and just plain funky. I feel like I would enjoy this more in 5+ years, but right now it is just too bretty for me.

Iodine, smoke, barnyard, and just plain funky. I feel like I would enjoy this more in 5+ years, but right now it is just too bretty for me.

Nov 28th, 2017
Aric Sandoval

Introduction to #bandol A bold rose that goes well with food. #frenchwines #provence #rosewines #thisiswhatido

Introduction to #bandol A bold rose that goes well with food. #frenchwines #provence #rosewines #thisiswhatido

Aug 27th, 2017
Martin Redmond

Dark red violet color with baked black fruit, graphite, licorice, spice and hints of roast meat aromas. On the palate, it's medium-bodied, fresh, and expressive with a supple texture blackberry, black cherry, spice flavors and an appealing minerality. Long finish. 14.5 alcohol. Organic fruit. Mostly mourvedre with a bit of grenache and cinsault. 2012 Vintage

Dark red violet color with baked black fruit, graphite, licorice, spice and hints of roast meat aromas. On the palate, it's medium-bodied, fresh, and expressive with a supple texture blackberry, black cherry, spice flavors and an appealing minerality. Long finish. 14.5 alcohol. Organic fruit. Mostly mourvedre with a bit of grenache and cinsault. 2012 Vintage

2 people found it helpfulJul 15th, 2015
William Hughes

I last had the 2011 two years ago. Iodine, smoke, and dark red fruits coming through. Plenty of structure and a tannic backbone to help this last. Serving with pan-seared Moulard duck breasts.

I last had the 2011 two years ago. Iodine, smoke, and dark red fruits coming through. Plenty of structure and a tannic backbone to help this last. Serving with pan-seared Moulard duck breasts.

1 person found it helpfulApr 1st, 2017
jerod peitsmeyer

grippy lil monster

grippy lil monster

1 person found it helpfulOct 19th, 2015
Chris Lucchese

Very nice. Fantastic with duck breast and winter vegetables. There's cherries. And acid. AND tannin. It sits in your mouth and breaks down your gums. But the fruits keep it a delicious level.

Very nice. Fantastic with duck breast and winter vegetables. There's cherries. And acid. AND tannin. It sits in your mouth and breaks down your gums. But the fruits keep it a delicious level.

Dec 2nd, 2016
Bryce Bannatyne

New Jersey Sales Representative Martin Scott Wines, Ltd

9.1

Half price Tempier!

Half price Tempier!

Aug 25th, 2016