Chateau de Pibarnon Bandol 2016
|Region||France, Provence, Bandol|
|Brand||Chateau de Pibarnon|
The 2016 Red is balanced and powerful with exemplary density. On the nose, black fruit and sweet spices are already very seducing but one should wait until 2019/2020 to really experience the long-lasting and suave flavours.
Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate, May 2019: Mocha, cola, earth and caramel notes appear on the nose of the 2016 Bandol, a blend of 90% Mourvèdre and 10% Grenache. This is all dark fruit and savory nuance, full-bodied, richly concentrated, creamy and lush, yet it's chewy and tannic on the long, spicy finish. It can be consumed now with rare beef or lamb to help with the tannins, or be aged for up to 15 years. Drink: 2019-2035. 93 points.