Château Pradeaux Mourvedre Blend Bandol 2005
The wines of Pradeaux are brooding and difficult. Produced on the back of the noble Mourvedre, Pradeaux in its youthful stages is tannic, backward, and sometimes ornery. The wines are not destemmed; "elevage" in large oak foudres can last as long as four years; the essential blend is at least 95% Mourvedre; vines of less than 25 years of age are not used for the reds.
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Owned by the Portalis family since the 18th century, Pradeaux holds a reputation for seriously structured, often brutally tannic wines made almost exclusively from Mourvèdre. This is a sublime expression of Mourvedre; fruity, densely concentrated with mineral, earthy notes.