Chateau de Pibarnon Bandol 2005 Wine Review (NW)
Plum, tobacco, and mineral aromas on the nose
Full bodied and firmly textured on the palate
Long, intense finish of black cherry, cedar, tobacco, and pepper
I wish I had some of this sitting in my cellar because this wine tastes great now and should also age well.
Bandol is a lesser-known region in Southern France that produces some powerful red wines primarily made from Mourvedre. This is my first experience with this producer, and I'm really impressed. It's the best Bandol I've had, with a real intensity and nice layers throughout. It runs around $50 and I highly recommend it for something off the beaten path. Raise a glass!