La Bastide Blanche

Bandol Mourvedre Blend

8.9281 ratings
9.170 pro ratings
Bandol, Provence, France
Mourvedre Blend
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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
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

9.0

Dark, meaty, full bodied and pure tannic fruit finish. Delish!

Dark, meaty, full bodied and pure tannic fruit finish. Delish!

Jul 13th, 2016
Matt Austin

Cellar Master @ Dunham Cellars, Walla Walla, WA

9.2

A little bretty at first, but with air it integrated and this was very nice. Not as unapproachable at this early stage as most youthful Bandol tends to be.

A little bretty at first, but with air it integrated and this was very nice. Not as unapproachable at this early stage as most youthful Bandol tends to be.

Jun 11th, 2016
mattswineworld

Lots of Brett!! Smothers the black fruits at first. Gripping tannins, great texture.

Lots of Brett!! Smothers the black fruits at first. Gripping tannins, great texture.

Apr 9th, 2016
Lynn La Chapelle

Big Ass wine! Hearty Mourvèdre needs time to open. Meaty, with notes of licorice and blackberry!

Big Ass wine! Hearty Mourvèdre needs time to open. Meaty, with notes of licorice and blackberry!

Jan 24th, 2016