Château de Pibarnon Bandol Blanc 2005

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The Mourvèdre is a very fragrant grape, producing wines of great depth, a rich colour and enormous complexity. It ripens late and performs best in the warm Mediterranean climate of Bandol. At Pibarnon, to ensure perfect maturity, the grapes are often picked 10 days later than is customary in Bandol. The upshot is a wine that comparesfavourably with great names from the more prestigious vineyards in France. When young, Pibarnon Rouge displays a massive floral bouquet with black cherries and spices. The firm acidity of the Mourvèdre gives good definition and a solid foundation for long term development. With time the wine mellows, exhibiting a harmonious elegance and wonderful heady flavours of truffles, wet leaves and cinnamon.

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Snooth User: donccpa
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5.00 5
11/07/2009

A hidden jem. I thank my wine retailer for finding and selling this wine. From Provence. The finish to this wine is quite good, maybe the best I've tasted.


Snooth User: jeanneoe
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4.00 5
06/21/2013

Four glasses


External Reviews for Château de Pibarnon Bandol Blanc

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/19/2011

This intense and focused French red shows concentrated mineral, plum and dark cherry flavors that are flanked by tobacco box notes. Lithe yet powerful, with a long, elegant and finely chiseled finish of slate and white pepper. Drink now through 2015.... Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from Provence in France. 2005 Chateau de Pibarnon Bandol Rouge 750ml


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Source: Morrell & Company
05/13/2009

An intense and focused red, with concentrated mineral, plum and dark cherry that are flanked by tobacco box notes. Lithe yet powerful, with a long, elegant and finely chiseled finish of slate and white pepper. Drink now through 2015.


External Review
05/08/2010

Rouge 2005 - Château de Pibarnon : Château de Pibarnon Rouge 2005 - Rotwein aus der Provence Der edle Bordeaux Château de Pibarnon Rouge 2005 aus der Provence - Bandol, ist ein intensiver und dichter Rotwein, mineralisch konzentriert mit saftigen Aromen von Pflaumen, dunklen Kirschen und würzigen Nuancen von Tabak. Am Gaumen ist er geschmeidig und kraftvoll zugleich, im Finale elegant und lang anhaltend mit filigranen Noten von Schiefer und weißem Pfeffer. Zu Confit de Canard und Putenbrust ist er ein angenehmer Begleiter.Weingut: Château de PibarnonLand: FrankreichRegion: ProvenceRebsorte: Mourvèdre, GrenacheInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 13,5 Vol.%Fassreife: in Barriques gereift (18 Monate)Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18°CLagerfähigkeit: 10 Jahre ab JahrgangAuszeichnungen des Chateau de Pibarnon Rouge 2005:95 Parker Punkte95 Punkte - Wine Spectator Oktober 2009 Suche nach Rebsorten > Rote Rebsorten > Grenache



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The Mourvèdre is a very fragrant grape, producing wines of great depth, a rich colour and enormous complexity. It ripens late and performs best in the warm Mediterranean climate of Bandol. At Pibarnon, to ensure perfect maturity, the grapes are often picked 10 days later than is customary in Bandol. The upshot is a wine that comparesfavourably with great names from the more prestigious vineyards in France. When young, Pibarnon Rouge displays a massive floral bouquet with black cherries and spices. The firm acidity of the Mourvèdre gives good definition and a solid foundation for long term development. With time the wine mellows, exhibiting a harmonious elegance and wonderful heady flavours of truffles, wet leaves and cinnamon.

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