Pibarnon Bandol Rosé In A Class All Its Own
It’s such a joy to hear repeated what folks like us have been saying all along — the greatest of rosé wines, like those of Chateau de Pibarnon in Bandol, are wines of place and character, serious wines that can age, and always the correct pair for fine cuisine!
The team at the Wine Advocate lists the 2022 Chateau de Pibarnon Bandol Rosé as one of their top 5 rosés from the vintage — as it should be! This is a bold, complex wine each and every vintage, organically raised and more than age-worthy.
From Wine Advocate, June 2023: Yohan Castaing
2022 Pibarnon Bandol Rosé
The citrusy, mentholated 2022 Bandol Rosé was crafted with a blend of 65% Mourvèdre and 35% Cinsault and matured six months in barrels. It displays aromas of pomegranate, citrus, spring flowers, iodine, jasmine and crushed stones, followed by a beautifully defined texture, a fleshy core of fruit and racy acids that underpin a delicate, well-delineated and calcareous finish. It’s going to drink nicely in its youth, but I suspect it will also age gracefully over the next 2-5 years.