Red

2004 Château Pradeaux Bandol

Mourvèdre Blend

  • France
  • Provence
  • Bandol
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Community Tasting Notes 23

  • James Kim Likes this wine: 91 points

    February 29, 2020 - First time with an older Bandol. Stood up for several days then decanted off sediment. Now 1.5h later. Wild almost feral gamey meat aromas with herbs, bark, earth and tart red cherries. The gaminess reminded me a lot of northern Rhone syrahs. The palate, though, is rather different. Unripe plums, herbs, bark, earth and still with prominent tannins on the midpalate. Not much of the gamey meats on the palate. Nice acids lend elegance to the complex wine until the tannins kick in. Not the greatest concentration but that's probably the vintage. Nice moderately long finish. After another 1.5h in bottle, flavors become more harmonious and the texture smoothed out a little more. Still with prominent tannins. I think this could still go and evolve for another 5 years but not sure how much longer than that. I worry that the fruit would dry out before the tannins completely resolve. 91+

  • Julian Marshall wrote: 87 points

    August 9, 2019 - Goodish but a little bland, so slightly disappointing. The garrigue fruit is there but there isn't enough of it. It could be a tired bottle, but I won't wait long before finishing the rest.

  • brooklynguy Likes this wine:

    March 4, 2019 - Would certainly continue to improve with time in the cellar. But absolutely delicious and very much approachable now. The tannins are mellow now and the wine is musky, feral on the nose. The fruit is black and has taken on a gentle stewed quality, there are provençal herbs that permeate the wine and there is some licorice showing at the back end. Delicious and very expressive of place.

  • kfinsrud wrote: 90 points

    July 27, 2018 - Flott vin med perfekt modning. Lignet veldig på en bdx!

  • kfinsrud wrote: 90 points

    March 28, 2018 - Dekantert 3 t. Vid åpen nese med sedertre, solbær og menthol. Litt lær. Slank og mineralsk munnfølelse med mørke frukter. Nedslipte tanniner. Veldig old school og veldig bdx like! Litt rustikk avslutning, men perfekt til et stykke lammekjøtt og mørk sjokolade etterpå!

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Pradeaux
  • Varietal Mourvèdre Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Provence
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Bandol

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 168 (73%)
  • Consumed 63 (27%)

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