2014 PIBARNON CHATEAU BANDOL ROSE
"Light, bright orange. Fresh tangerine, melon and white flowers on the fragrant nose. Juicy and focused, offering intense citrus fruit and red berry flavors and a subtle hint of tarragon. Shows very good clarity on the finish, which features a suave honeysuckle quality and lingering stoniness." jJosh Reynolds Vinous Media 92 points
"Glowing salmon color, dense, complex, earthy and not at all shy, with layered flavors. Best Value" Eric Asimov NY Times July 18, 2014
|This now famous Bandol property was purchased by Henri de St. Victor and his family in 1975. Planted on steep terraced slopes on the northern edge of the appellation, the estate is known for its wines that have both concentration and elegance.
Both Henri de Saint Victor and his son are passionate wine makers. Pibarnon frequently comes out on top in comparative tastings of Bandol. The buildings, which now boast a special function room for tastings and dinners, overlook an amphitheatre of vines and has a spectacular panorama of the sea.