Pibarnon Nuances Rose 2015
This is the top rosé from Chateau de Pibarnon, one of Bandol's benchmark estates. It's Bandol rose at its finest, with genuine potential to age.
"Vivid orange-pink. A wild, complex bouquet evokes ripe, mineral-tinged citrus fruits, red berries, nectarine and honey, along with a powerful floral overtone. Stains the palate with tightly wound blood orange, strawberry and bitter quince flavors that unfold and deepen on the back half. The pit fruit note comes back strong on the strikingly long, seamless finish, which shows excellent clarity and strong mineral thrust. This fabulous pink Bandol is made from fruit grown in the estate's highest and oldest vineyards." 93 points, Josh Raynolds, vinous.com.