Chateau Pibarnon, Bandol Rouge, 2012, France – By the Glass
Bouquet of spices and black fruits, superb attack in the mouth with fine supple tannins. Tremendous length with layers of complex dried fruits.
Producer: Chateau Pibarnon
Grape varieties: Mourvèdre, Grenache
Chateau de Pibarnon is located to the north of Bandol on the telegraphe hill, which was once part of the Toulon-Paris optical telegraph system. The estate covers 50ha of exceptional terroir about 3km from the Mediterranean in Provence. Since purchasing the estate in 1975, Comte Henri de Saint-Victor and family have been producing some of the most seductively aromatic and nobly structured wines in all of Southern France. The current owner is Eric de Saint-Victor.