2012 Château Pradeaux Bandol

SKU #1297430 90 points Wine Spectator

 This has a broad and juicy feel, with a mix of blood orange, peach and Earl Grey tea notes backed by a light tobacco hint. Shows a good stony echo on the finish. Delicious, with the substance to match with poached salmon or crab crakes. Drink now.  (6/2017)

K&L Notes

Among the producers of Bandol, Pradeaux is frequently regarded as primus inter pares, first among equals. Refreshing sea breezes help to extend a growing season that favors the Mourvedre grape. And it is the Mourvedre that is the foundation of Bandol. At Pradeaux, the Mourvedre is used almost exclusively to produce its red wines. Further, the tradition of Pradeaux requires that the Mourvedre be not destemmed; thus, the wines reflect the totality of this noble cepage. Finally, the distinction of Pradeaux is reinforced by the devotion and patience of the Portalis family, owners of this domaine since the early 18th century, as the great reds are aged in large oval casks or old oak foudres for close to four years prior to bottling. There is no other Bandol like Pradeaux!

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- 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.


- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.


- 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