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2006 Château Pradeaux Bandol

Mourvèdre Blend

  • France
  • Provence
  • Bandol
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Community Tasting Notes 22

  • vulgar little monkey wrote: 92 points

    January 16, 2021 - Oh my, isn't this something? Opened to go with cassoulet from Rue Cler as I don't have a single bottle of Cahors or Madiran. Given that I've referred to Caparsa as the Pradeaux of Chianti it was nice to open this the next day and get some confirmation of that. Noble rusticity is still the best descriptor. This is a mid-weight version of Pradeaux Bandol with all of the Provençal notes, as well as the distinctive tree bark one I get specifically here, one would expect with a red fruited profile and strong but well proportioned tannin, not spiky nor a brick wall. I do wonder whether there is enough fruit to outlast the tannin but prior experience has shown that this generally happens. It hasn't yet developed that lavender note that can be so haunting in these wines. I don't see any reason not to open one now if you have the proper meal for it although it may be immortal. I've never had a Pradeaux that seemed over the hill, only spoiled bottles due to exogenous causes.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Ben Christiansen wrote:

    April 1, 2019 - Still hard after all these years.

  • Ben Christiansen wrote:

    March 28, 2019 - Tobacco and earth and tight still.

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  • 560 B&W Likes this wine: 91 points

    November 15, 2018 - PnP. Good but not as impressive as before. Tannins pretty fierce, still. Perhaps in a closed-down phase? 13%

  • avpiv711@sbcglobal.net wrote: 88 points

    May 7, 2017 - Good wine but not great. Tasted a bit flat to me with not much depth. Good fruit. Maybe a bit past it's time

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Pradeaux
  • Varietal Mourvèdre Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Provence
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Bandol
  • UPC Code 3760104356515

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 78 (59%)
  • Consumed 55 (41%)

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