La Bastide Blanche

Cuvée Fontanéou Bandol Mourvedre Blend

9.138 ratings
9.17 pro ratings
Bandol, Provence, France
Mourvedre Blend
Top Notes For
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.3

A baby. One of the best wines for the money from Provence 🔥

A baby. One of the best wines for the money from Provence 🔥

Apr 17th, 2019
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.5

Just entering its prime. Bastide Blanche is tremendously underrated

Just entering its prime. Bastide Blanche is tremendously underrated

Jan 21st, 2017
Alexandre Calvi

Robust inky wine garrigue spices leather nice structure strong in alcohol well balanced with acidity and dusty tannins

Robust inky wine garrigue spices leather nice structure strong in alcohol well balanced with acidity and dusty tannins

Nov 25th, 2014
Nils Paulson

Sales Martine's Wines

8.6

Brett bomb but enjoyable

Brett bomb but enjoyable

Sep 7th, 2014
Lauren Domenech

Took a bit to open up- but it was classic! Dried herbs, butcher shop & a hint of garrigue.

Took a bit to open up- but it was classic! Dried herbs, butcher shop & a hint of garrigue.

Aug 19th, 2014
Jason Sliwa

Really big bodied but lovely. Paired with pesto pasta, and it kinda worked.

Really big bodied but lovely. Paired with pesto pasta, and it kinda worked.

Jan 8th, 2020
Rob Krapf

A little bit of funkiness but still fine.

A little bit of funkiness but still fine.

Dec 7th, 2019
Jason Sliwa

A big one. I didn’t pair it correctly as this need something rich and fatty. Really bold profile but excellent balance and elegance.

A big one. I didn’t pair it correctly as this need something rich and fatty. Really bold profile but excellent balance and elegance.

Apr 30th, 2019
Vay John Blazina

Nice nose with dark red with slight red as it is not nearly browning of the edges, medium to full body with some complexity and a fairly short aftertaste. I give it. 90. I noticed that Vivino says it is carignon, Grenache & Mourvèdre, which makes sense, as it is not nearly as full or as complex as the 1992 Horton Mourvèdre 89%/Syrah, which was surprising.

Nice nose with dark red with slight red as it is not nearly browning of the edges, medium to full body with some complexity and a fairly short aftertaste. I give it. 90. I noticed that Vivino says it is carignon, Grenache & Mourvèdre, which makes sense, as it is not nearly as full or as complex as the 1992 Horton Mourvèdre 89%/Syrah, which was surprising.

Mar 12th, 2018
Jim Wagonfeld

Opened 2 hours pre-dinner. Dark fruit, leather, meat. Still hard, tannic and unbalanced. Needs decanting. Good pvr.

Opened 2 hours pre-dinner. Dark fruit, leather, meat. Still hard, tannic and unbalanced. Needs decanting. Good pvr.

Feb 7th, 2017