Monday, May 21, 2012

Chateau de Pibarnon Bandol 2003 88 Points

Clear, day bright, cherry red with slight garnet rim, medium concentration and medium plus viscosity.

Clean, medium plus intensity, stony red fruits, ripe dark cherries, plums, cassis, spicy earthy note, stony minerals,garrigue, delicate oaking, complex and layered, slight minty character.

Dry with medium acidity, fresh and elegant, pure, delicate extraction, finely structured, full bodied, medium plus tannins, gamey, spicy note, juicy, high alcohol noticeable, chest warming, medium plus lenght and medium plus complexity, now until 2018.

Not a bad effort for such a canicular vintage, most important of all they managed to retain freshness.