Pibarnon les Restanques de Pibarnon Bandol Rouge 2010
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Ripe and broad-textured, with concentrated roasted plum, dried berry and wild cherry flavors, accented by notes of paprika and white pepper. Bittersweet chocolate hints show on the dense finish. Drink now through 2020.
The entry level red Bandol, the 2010 Bandol Les Restanques de Pibarnon (70% Mourvedre and 30% Grenache) is a superb effort that surpasses a number of estates’ top wines. More forward and ready to go than their traditional cuvee, it is medium to full-bodied, rich and layered, with fabulous red fruits, currants, spice box and potpourri-like aromas and flavors all emerging from the glass. While the overall impression here is upfront and fruit-driven, it has good acidity and fine tannin, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see it evolve gracefully. Enjoy it over the coming 7–10 years or so.