Monday, May 21, 2012

1998 Chateau de Pibarnon Bandol 90 Points

Medium clear, bright, some sediment, garnet with slight brown rim, medium plus concentration, medium plus viscosity, showing age / evolution.

Clean, vinous, medium plus intensity, dark red fruits in spirits, dark cherries, plums, fruit still fresh and primary to some extent, yet starting to developed gamey, leathery note, cedar wood, vanilla, integrated oaking.

Dry with medium plus acidity, high tannins, but well meshed, ripe and full bodied, long lenght and high complexity, drinking well now yet have stamina until +/- 2020.