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2001 Bandol Domaine de la Bastide Blanche (750ml)
Producer: Domaine de la Bastide Blanche domainedelacroix.com
Appellation: Bandol - Provence - France (AOC)
Type: red
Varietal: Mourvèdre - Grenache - Cinsault
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$18.99
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Tasting Notes:
tasted: May 20, 2006 , Catherine Granger ManageYourCellar.com
4 stars "Dark purple color and a gamey, spicy nose with notes of black fruits. On the palate, full-bodied and opulent with a mouthfilling texture and a long finish. Elegant and wild at the same time!"
rated: February 11, 2005 , K&L Wine Merchants klwines.com
" In the early 70’s Michel and Louis Bronzo acquired the property of the Bastide Blanche, with the goal of producing top Bandol wines to rival their more famous cousins in Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Their painstaking efforts were rewarded in 1993 when vintage conditions created the benchmark year that put both Bandol and Domaine de la Bastide-Blanche on the map. The brothers Bronzo have several cuvees, depending on the vintage, however they always use a minimun of 75% mourvedre. Yields are kept very low, and never exceed more than 34 or 35 hl/ha. This 2001 is a tremendous effort, with black cherry, roasted herbs, and tar on the nose. After an hour of decanting, this unfiltered wine begins to elicit nuances of espresso bean, crushed rock mineral and cassis. ..absolutely fantastic with gigot d'agneau."