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1996 Château Pradeaux Bandol

Mourvèdre Blend

  • France
  • Provence
  • Bandol
Drink between 2006 - 2016 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • broadband013 wrote: 88 points

    June 1, 2017 - passé mais buvable, intéressant

  • JeandeTroyes wrote: 88 points

    December 26, 2014 - I love older wines, but this one was well past its prime. Opened (pristine cork indicating that it had been well cellared) and poured into a glass 45 minutes before the first consumption. Little development over the next 45 minutes (2 glasses) and (after recorking) no change 6 hours later. Fading even further on the 2nd night, with little bouquet and some interesting flavours mid-palate. No acidity or finish (disappeared as soon as it was drunk), but leaving the mouth very dry (presumably from lingering tanins, although this isn't immediately obvious). Surely 2 - 4 years past its peak and, whilst not unpleasant, certainly not recommended. Don't be tempted to decant it or keep it.

  • Bromie wrote: 90 points

    February 9, 2014 - Tannins have faded leaving a lovely medium weight drop of wine. Drinking well now but no hurry

  • Nuromri Likes this wine: 90 points

    January 24, 2013 - Mature fruit remaining Very nice

  • aikane wrote: 91 points

    September 23, 2012 - This is just starting to open up nicely. 6 hours after double decanting, lovely bouquet of prunes and leather, silky fruit on the palate, nice balance of fruit and acid, some sweetness from the alcohol (12.5%), long finish, not a trace of brett. There is still considerable tannin to coat one's cheeks, but not enough to detract from the pleasure. 16 years old and just starting to come into form, I believe this wine has at least another 5 years to hit its peak and should last another 15. Impressive, old school, great QPR if one can wait.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1996
  • 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 28 (42%)
  • Consumed 38 (58%)

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