Bringing together its summer scents, here is a Provence whose wines are tinged with deep robes without their subtle flavours of wildland disappearing. The reds here are both grasshoppers and ants. Insolent and convincing.
Château de Pibarnon
> Bandol 2011 Red
A excellent Bandol red.
This 2011 vintage has a Mourvèdre (90%) majority completed with a hint of grenache. It stood up to the unpredictable weather and appears vibrant, challenging.
The robe is a deep ruby nearly black, the nose is marked by dark fruits - blackcurrant and blackberry - subtly interrupted by wildland fragrances, juniper, tobacco and pepper.
At first silky, the mouth is enriched with more complex flavours before a final freshness.