Guide Bettane & Desseauve 2014
Château de Pibarnon
The news from the vineyard is that it is grieving the loss of Eric de Saint-Victor's father, who did so much for Bandol.
The Château de Pibarnon is an eighteenth century country house, located 300 metres above sea level in an amphitheatre facing the sea. Pibarnon's Mourvèdres grapes have an ideal setting which enables this capricious grape variety to express its finesse.
The rosé is regularly one of the tastiest Provences, it is the case with the 2012.
The red, full-bodied for a young wine, sometimes harsh, develops a subtle palate of Mediterranean aromatic notes with ageing, with quality tannins that raise it to the level of a great French wine.
The White completes the trilogy.
> 2012 Rosé - 17/20
Pretty gastronomy rosé, beautiful on the palate, made in a classic
style, it has depth and a very fresh, complex and balanced finish.
> 2012 White - 16/20
Fresh, delicious, beautifully built, suave length, it is henceforth a
reference within the appellation.
> 2009 Red 2009 - 16/20
The wine is being matured, it is sappy and elegant. It needs time to stand out, but the finesse of the tannins is present.
> 2008 Red 2008 - 16/20
Light structure with gourmet aromas and grand style.
> Les Restanques de Pibarnon 2011 - 14,5/20
Powerful juice, concentrated, energetic, medium length.