2005 Bunan "Moulin des Costes" Bandol

SKU #1062573

The terraces of the Moulin des Costes, overlooking the Mediterranean, are an inspiring and crazily beautiful site. The vineyard is planted with Mourvèdre and Grenache vines that are 45 years old. This red Bandol offers a powerful bouquet with a delicate woody nose and predominant aromas of red fruit, mulberry and raspberry. The fruit reverberates on the palate with hints of pepper, licorice and violet. This is full-bodied and well-balanced with rounded tannins. 13.5% abv.

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 By: Emme |  Review Date: 2/7/2012 
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A well priced Bandol. I can't afford Tempier except on rare occasion. This wine delivers the typical Mourvedre characteristics of bold structure and dark, rich, blackberry fruit. I love Bandol. Even went there in 2009. Quite a beautiful place. This wine transports me there. What a great brooding, winter wine.
Drink from 2012 to 2022

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Varietal:

Mourvedre

- Also called Monastrell and Mataro, Mourvèdre is most famous for the ruby-hued wines of Provence's Bandol region, known for their spicy, gamey, blackberry character, though the grape is grown throughout Provence and the Southern Rhône. Thought to have originated in Spain, it is second only to Grenache in vine acres, with the best examples found in Rioja, Alicante and Penedès.
Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Provence

- Provence encompasses the southeastern portion of France that borders the Mediterranean. The largest appellation in the region is the Cotes de Provence that spans 49,600 acres of land in and around Marseilles. Thirteen different varietals are grown in this appellation with the most important grapes being Carignan, Cinsault, Grenache, and Mouvedre. While much of the production is dry rose, there are many more serious wines being made from the area. Some of the most important smaller appellations within Provence include Bandol, Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence, and Coteaux Varois.
Alcohol Content (%): 13.5