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Château de Pibarnon (Comte de Saint Victor) Bandol Mourvedre Blend 2013

$50

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Ratings on Delectable

Tracy Hall Delectable Pro

Tastes like press wine. SS

Tastes like press wine. SS

7.5

Bryce Wiatrak Delectable Pro

Considered a benchmark for the region, Château de Pibarnon crafts a simply extraordinary Bandol Rouge. Enjoying this slowly over the last three hours, my tasting notes change with every sip. At first it was game and anise, later dried violets and marzipan. Now, as my glass nears empty, it tastes of crushed rocks, iodine, leather, fresh figs, and dark chocolate. The textural complexities have too evolved with time - softening from its initial tannic austerity to an ethereal elegance. Luckily, two-thirds of the bottle remain, and I can’t wait to see what this wine has to say tomorrow. 90% Mourvèdre, 10% Grenache.

Considered a benchmark for the region, Château de Pibarnon crafts a simply extraordinary Bandol Rouge. Enjoying this slowly over the last three hours, my tasting notes change with every sip. At first it was game and anise, later dried violets and marzipan. Now, as my glass nears empty, it tastes of crushed rocks, iodine, leather, fresh figs, and dark chocolate. The textural complexities have too evolved with time - softening from its initial tannic austerity to an ethereal elegance. Luckily, two-thirds of the bottle remain, and I can’t wait to see what this wine has to say tomorrow. 90% Mourvèdre, 10% Grenache.

9.5

Ryan Brazell Delectable Pro

Rise Over Run

Really open and nuanced. All of the other 2013 Bandol I tasted today were still locked up. Yet this seems to have the structure and stuffing (and track record) for long aging.

Really open and nuanced. All of the other 2013 Bandol I tasted today were still locked up. Yet this seems to have the structure and stuffing (and track record) for long aging.

9.4

Jae Cho Delectable Pro

So awesome I could not wait to crack it open until we went home.

So awesome I could not wait to crack it open until we went home.

9.0

Will Hume

Once it opens up, basically overnight, it’s delicious. Deep tannins that don’t overshadow

Once it opens up, basically overnight, it’s delicious. Deep tannins that don’t overshadow

9.0

Peter Martin

Spicy nose bright dry prune and pepper.

Spicy nose bright dry prune and pepper.

9.2

Daniel Maquin

Nose of barnyard, not really appealing. Needs a long aeration before stabilising. The palate is much more interesting with a strong density, rich range of savours. Plum, cherry, blackberry, olive, meat... a strong acid backbone makes the wine very long. The finish is interesting with small forest berries notes. Should have put it in a decanter for 3 hours at least.

Nose of barnyard, not really appealing. Needs a long aeration before stabilising. The palate is much more interesting with a strong density, rich range of savours. Plum, cherry, blackberry, olive, meat... a strong acid backbone makes the wine very long. The finish is interesting with small forest berries notes. Should have put it in a decanter for 3 hours at least.

8.9

Double Pound

Good Christmas sauce

Good Christmas sauce

9.0

Stephen Kinsley

Great late Sunday evening easy drink on a slightly chilly night

Great late Sunday evening easy drink on a slightly chilly night

Ben L

There is an element of blunt force trauma with this wine. Day 2 was far more approachable.

There is an element of blunt force trauma with this wine. Day 2 was far more approachable.

Location

  • 1601 MLK Ave
    Berkeley, CA 94709

  • Hours:
    Tuesday-Saturday: 10AM-6PM

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