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2014 Château Pradeaux Bandol

Mourvèdre Blend

  • France
  • Provence
  • Bandol
Drink between 2020 - 2029 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 10

  • À vin garde wrote: 87 points

    March 28, 2021 - Tannic/stemmy, backwards. After 3 hours a little "garrigue" comes through with plum, and blackberry - still tannic. Needs more bottle time to soften (?).

  • Cove Haven wrote: 85 points

    December 24, 2020 - The wine looks ruby colored. The legs are medium. There is no sediment in the bottle. It smells like cranberry. It tastes like acetic acid. The body is medium. The wine has narrow texture. The wine finishes short. The wine has high acidity. Improved slightly not a keeper

  • bvivio Likes this wine: 92 points

    October 4, 2020 - Appearance: deep ruby, garnet edges, medium+ tearing, no staining, no sediment.

    Nose: clean, medium+ intensity, developing, blackberry, ripe raspberry, tart black plum, violet, white pepper, lavender, thyme, rosemary, stemmy organic earth, raw meat, gravel, scorched earth, dark chocolate, charcoal, baked cherry, fig, worn leather.

    Palate: dry, high acid, medium+ tannin, medium alcohol (13%), medium+ body, medium+ intensity, medium+ finish, blackberry, ripe raspberry, tart blueberry, rose hip, violet, white pepper, thyme, stemmy organic earth, raw meat, gravel, scorched earth, dark chocolate, charcoal, dried sour cherry, fig, walnut.

    Overall: A pretty classic Bandol in its earthiness and meatiness, but showing the signs of a cooler vintage with its floral notes, medium body, high acid, and moderate intensity. Definitely old world in style and feel. This is in a good place right now, and was a great partner with grilled lamb. I don't think it has quite the stuffing to age in the long term, but it does have satisfying complexity and enough structure to stand up to fatty foods, especially if given a few hours of air to allow it to open up.

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  • whits wrote: 90 points

    August 29, 2020 - transparent ruby red, red berry and rain forest nose, bright, red cherry, blackberry and bark on the palate, very dry and very rustic, traditional, teeth absorbing, cherry, leather and dry flowers, very nice

  • NebbiY0L0 Does not like this wine: 84 points

    August 3, 2020 - I was very excited to try a traditional Bandol, but I’m sorry to say that it was a big let down. I know the vintage, 2014, was a weak one, but I was still shocked how thin and simple the wine was. There were no flaws exactly, but the nose was muted and the flavor was just simple, light tasting cherry with some hint of herb. If I had this wine blind, I’d guess it were a $10 bottle of Sangiovese or another light, cheap red. I searched and searched for the rustic, leather, and animal fur usually associated with Bandol but not this time. I’ll avoid 2014 and give other Bandol a try next.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2014
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Pradeaux
  • Varietal Mourvèdre Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Provence
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Bandol

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 140 (72%)
  • Consumed 55 (28%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

asparagus and radicchio o.o. and balsamic., coarse cracked black pepper. Served with grilled leaks, Grilled beef tenderloin, lamb shoulder chops, with olive oil

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