There isn’t a more classic expression of Bandol (Provence) from a ripe vintage than the 2008 Chateau Pradeaux. The wine is 95% Mourvedre, the famed black grape for which Bandol is famous. A rich yet elegant wine that demands to accompany hearty cuisine or extended cellaring. Perfect with cassoulet, beef stew, or grilled lamb.
A saturated black ruby in the glass. Aromas suggest Provencal lavender, thyme and rosemary, with plums and black raspberries enlivened with a pinch of white pepper. The mouth delivers spiced cherries and plums, with hints of ginger and bass notes of dark chocolate. Deliciously complex—a winter warmer and a bottle that demands great food and great company. The bottle shape is a traditional Provencal style that the Cartier family has preserved; it looks great on the table. A blend of 42% Grenache, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah and 15% Carignan; all tank made. Long and full of flavor yet still very fresh—a sexy, very pleasurable rouge.