Dyp rød. Velhengt kjøtt, semulegrøt og streif av aceton. Flott struktur. Munnfølelsen er bedre enn nesen. Lyse/syrlige tanniner som setter seg i bakre svelg. Deilig bitter med skikkelig lang ettersmak med kjernefrukt. Nam nam!
I had a glass yesterday using my Coravin. Today I opened the bottle and decanted it though a vinturi and let it sit for two hours. Dark fruit on the nose, the palate is dark plums, black olives, hints of cedar and tobacco. A nice smooth finish.
Black cherry, currant, plum, cassis, milk chocolate; black olive, earth, tobacco as secondary aromas. Med body, good acidity, dry on palate. Deep dark fruit on palate followed by baking spice on finish. Drinks well right now. Elegant and well-balanced.
I think NACNUD nailed it, although I wouldn't say it's delicious anymore unfortunately. Tired and bland IMO, definite hints of VA. The balanced structure is there but everything else checked out. This declined rapidly, I'd finish these up by the end of the year—which reminds me to be conservative with my drinking windows.
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(Château de Pibarnon Bandol) Bricking medium red violet color; appealing, ripe cherry, ripe raspberry, tart currant nose; maturing, tart cherry, tart red berry, mineral palate with medium acidity; medium-plus finish
(Château de Pibarnon Bandol) Rich ruby-garnet in the glass, with notes of plum, tar, pancetta, and stewed tomato, the wine is soft, round, and earthy at first, but then slightly gripping fruit tannins and fresh acidity kick in. This Bandol is showing its maturity. Provence: Heaven for the Senses
(Chateau de Pibarnon Bandol Rouge) #1; COLOR-dark; NOSE-dark chocolate & cranberry; gorgeous; a little new car leather smell as well; PALATE-very big wine; quite tannic; this wine has "balls"; good structure; lots of dark fruit exploding on the mid-palate (black currants; blackberries, blueberries); then transitions to grainy / earthy tone on the back-end; I like the bitter tannins; a black tea component on the finish as well; the length is quite silky and smooth; get little itsy bitsy blueberries dancing in your mouth and I like it; the flavor profile is exceptional; great length; this is a real stellar effort at $38 bones; this wine trumps many $70-$100 CdP's, Bordeaux's and Cali Cabernets; this is spectacular and well made; will last 7-15 years easy; great with a steak; great wine; WS-95; GV-92+
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