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2014 Lafran-Veyrolles Bandol Cuvee Tradition

2014 Lafran-Veyrolles Bandol Cuvee Tradition

93 Points John Caro
2014 Lafran-Veyrolles Bandol Cuvee Tradition
93 Points John Caro

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Rich in bright fruit and spice nuance, this superb Bandol is a classic expression of the Mourvedre grape. An utterly authentic Mediterranean red, it was gravity-bottled, unfiltered and unfined. Yet it is modern too, with a poise and open aromatic that is not over-ripe but perfectly clean, fresh and delicate. Unique to us, this deliciously appealing red is the top of the pile in Provence.

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$44.99 in mixed 6+ or $49.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

About 70 % Mourvèdre, and 10 % each of Grenache, Cinsault and old vine Carignan

Its Origins

Located a few kilometers from the Mediterranean, along one of the renowned terroirs of Bandol, the “chemin de L’argile” (clay path), close to the famed Pibarnon estate. Jean-Marie Castel is the vineyard manager and vintner here, with ownership stemming down from the Ferec family for a few generations. The estate farms about 10 hectares, of which 6.5 is Mourvedre, with the rest Grenache, Cinsault, Clairette and Ugni Blanc. They also rent 2 hectares of vines, mostly to be used in the rosé. Vineyard management is almost organic, or “lutte raisonnée”, and the work is all manual (including hand harvesting - a stipulation all over the Bandol AOC). Very traditional.

What The Critics Say

Parker's Wine Advocate, Jeb Dunnuck (2013 vintage)

"Also from barrel, the 2013 Bandol Rouge Cuvee Tradition is a blend of 70% Mourvèdre and 10% each of Grenache, Cinsault and Carignan that’s brought up all in foudre. It’s a pretty, medium-bodied, bright and fresh Bandol that offers upfront notes of black raspberries, rose petals and spice in an easy-going profile. Drink this elegant 2013 on release and over the following decade."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Mourvedre

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Provence

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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