Chateau de Pibarnon Bandol Rose 2017
Bandol Rose 2017

Chateau de Pibarnon Bandol Rose 2017

Bandol Rose 2017
Pibarnon Bandol Rose
Retail Price: $40
DDWA Score: 90
Value Rating: 3.4
Very Good Value
Wine Factor: 1.5
Date Posted: April 4, 2018

Venerable Bandol winery consistently produces a fleshy, serious Rosé from 2/3rd Mourvedre, 1/3rd Cinsault from terraced, 50 year old vines. The Provence Rosé peach skin/orange color is deeper than most, which leads you down the path of typically savory/spicy smells & flavors, but just more of them. Get dried cherry, peach, melon, tea, tobacco leaf and meat stock (just a hint). Cashmere texture…very pleasing. With all the quality $15-20 Rosé available, it takes a lot to call out a $40 bottling as a good buy. That said, this is from the Rosé capital of the world, and it’s a step above most in all regards. Give it a shot!

The Pibarnon Bandol Rosé arrives on U.S. shores in June. 

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