All great wine makers will tell you the same thing. There
are some exceptional years which mark the history of an estate. For the second
time in a row, the Slow Food Guide classified Château de Pibarnon's 1990
vintage among the 150 best wines in the world.
There's no doubt about it, Pibarnon 1990 was an amazing
"passing shot” which shook people's convictions and began to take pride of
place as the great wine of the South, the "Lord of the Côte d'Azur”, as the
journalist Michel Smith wrote at the time.
With its powerful, coppery nose, black fruit and dense, full
mouth extending to rich, opulent tannins, Château Pibarnon wine won itself the
lion's share in many blind tastings. 1990 raised the fame of the estate up a
notch and will be recorded in the history of the great wines of Bandol.