Château Pradeaux Bandol Mourvedre 2012

$40

There is the appellation of Bandol with its plethora of producers, some good, some mediocre; and then there is Château Pradeaux, the unique, inimitable, standard bearer for this ancient wine-growing district. Pradeaux is situated on the outskirts of the town of St. Cyr Sur Mer, which lies directly on the Mediterranean between Toulon and Marseilles. The estate is owned by the Portalis family who owned this property since before the French Revolution. The domaine is currently under the direction of Cyrille Portalis, who continues to maintain the great traditions of this estate.

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Ratings on Delectable

Jay Kline Delectable Pro

Needed two days to really stretch its legs but by that time the tannin monster had also arrived. This bad boy is all kinds of crunchy red and dark fruits. Tannins on Day 1 were stiff but doable. Day 2 and they were positively punishing...but there was also more fruit on display along with a fantastic spine of minerals and acid that makes the finish seem to hang in there forever. And what incredible texture! There’s a phenolic thing that gives it a red rope licorice vibe to it. What a fun wine but these really need a weather balloon full of air if you’re thinking of drinking now.

Needed two days to really stretch its legs but by that time the tannin monster had also arrived. This bad boy is all kinds of crunchy red and dark fruits. Tannins on Day 1 were stiff but doable. Day 2 and they were positively punishing...but there was also more fruit on display along with a fantastic spine of minerals and acid that makes the finish seem to hang in there forever. And what incredible texture! There’s a phenolic thing that gives it a red rope licorice vibe to it. What a fun wine but these really need a weather balloon full of air if you’re thinking of drinking now.

9.2

Travis Enholm Delectable Pro

08, by no means a flawless wine, but when you're in the mood its stellar. Tapenade and funk with underlying dirty dark fruit. Loved it

08, by no means a flawless wine, but when you're in the mood its stellar. Tapenade and funk with underlying dirty dark fruit. Loved it

9.3

Christian Ford

Somewhat boring from the half bottle but probably my fault for not giving it the required time to open up

Somewhat boring from the half bottle but probably my fault for not giving it the required time to open up

8.9

Andrew Schirmer

The pinnacle of Mourvèdre for us. Taking into account that it’s certifiable infanticide to drink a Pradeaux < 10 years of age, a decant will calm the animal spirits, and besides, there are pleasures to youth, hardly wasted. Un vin sauvage, earth, clay, bramble, meat, leather, long finish, bitterness but not too astringent. Drink from here to eternity.

The pinnacle of Mourvèdre for us. Taking into account that it’s certifiable infanticide to drink a Pradeaux < 10 years of age, a decant will calm the animal spirits, and besides, there are pleasures to youth, hardly wasted. Un vin sauvage, earth, clay, bramble, meat, leather, long finish, bitterness but not too astringent. Drink from here to eternity.

9.7

Luis Arguero (@winefromAtoZ)

Rich. Robust. Dusty/rusty. A bit complex yet noticeably young. Very Nebbiolo-like.

Rich. Robust. Dusty/rusty. A bit complex yet noticeably young. Very Nebbiolo-like.

8.8

Location

  • 271 Amsterdam Ave
    New York, NY 10023

  • Hours:
    Monday-Saturday: 10AM-8PM
    Sunday: 12PM-8PM

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