Pairs with: Marbled, dry-aged ribeye
Feels like: A bottle worth waiting for
Grapes: Mourvedre, Grenache, Cinsault, Carignan
I am from: Bandol, France
In your mouth: There is something about the dark, inky Mourvèdre, plus the salty sea air caressing the vines every night, that typifies classic Bandol. I am a textbook example, with rich, broad structure and intense black fruit notes. Give me a few years, or a couple of hours to decant – or both – and you'll get to enjoy what I have to offer.