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La Bastide Blanche Bandol Rouge 2012


Recommendation: If you have the chance buy this one, have it for a very special occasion and your event will be MEMORABLE…guaranteed!!!

Winery/Producer: Michael and Louis Bronzo; Le Castellet, France

Grape Variety: 72% Mourvèdre, 20% Grenache, 6% Cinsault, 1% Syrah, 1% Carignan.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Bandol; Provence, France.

Vintage: 2012

Price: $25.95

Purchased From: Woodland Hills Wine Company, Woodland Hills, California.

Paired With: Grilled steak, scalloped potatoes and roasted asparagus.

Tasting:

    He said: Opened 30-minutes before drinking. Clear, ruby and purple color with a very similar color rim. Smoky, leather, cool damp underground mine air and ripe plum aromas. Dry, intense, mouth filling and succulent blackberry taste that carries right through a long, very dry and tart finish that’s loaded with limestone mineral, smoky beef and earthy flavors. WOW, WOW, WOW…this was a VERY special wine. It was bold, yet subtle; loaded with “Old World” complexity, and texture that can only be described as a PERFECTLY balanced red grape blend. This was one of those special wines that you stumble across and it turns out to be an all-time favorite…I’m really excited about this one…it’s simply OUTSTANDING red wine and an EXCELLENT value. If you have the chance buy this one, have it for a very special occasion and your event will be MEMORABLE…guaranteed!!!

    She said: Dark garnet red, opaque, lots of irregularly spaced speedy legs. Some wines knock your sox off immediately and this is one of them. With a full musty aroma it had a full bodied mouthfeel with lots of flavor and tantalizing tannins. Big and bold, the wine was smooth, dry and had a long finish that highlighted both tannins and flavor. Fabulous with the grilled beef, Astiago cheese and sipping after the diner. All that and a great value wine at $26.

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Alcohol: 14.5%

UPC Code: NA

Imported by: Weygandt Metzler; Unionville, Pennsyulvania.

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