2014 Bandol Cuvee IX, Domaine du Gros' Noré

This is fresh, ripe and incredibly pure. This has expressive perfume and really exuberant, almost opulent fruit. The finish is very long, but still slightly tightly wound, giving a hint as to the wine's potential. It's as exciting as Bandol gets: a true tour de force from Alain Pascal.

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Bottle
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£33.88

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Bandol, Provence, France
  • Grape
    90% Mourvèdre
    5% Cinsault
    5% Grenache/Garnacha
  • Maturity
    Ready 2018 - 2030
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    14.5%
2014 Bandol Cuvee IX, Domaine du Gros' Noré
Domaine du Gros' Noré

Alain Pascal farms 16 hectares of vines in Bandol, regarded as Provence’s ‘grand cru’ region, where altitude and proximity to the Mediterranean give his wines impressive balance. The domaine is named for his father, “Fat (Ho)Noré”, who grew grapes here for many years, selling the bulk of his crop to top local producers, and only making wine for his personal consumption. After Noré died, Alain turned producer and, since the first vintage in 1997, is now regarded as one of the region’s finest. The wines are blends based on the powerful Mourvèdre grape: rich, spicy and impressively ageworthy.

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