Meaty fun

An older bottle of Pibarnon I was lucky enough to pick up in a shop that largely has off vintages of rubbish producers. Old Pibarnon is really lovely.

Bandol 1993, Château de Pibarnon

A rich nose of grilled meats, soft fruit and earth. It seems very complex. Smells great! The palate still has a bit of rigour, but is is reasonably soft and fruity. Good tannins and it is quite full-bodied but certainly not heavy or ponderous. The finish is very nice, with fruit, tannin and acidity in perfect harmony. It is very long with good complexity, too. A very silky, stylish Bandol. Since it cost me what current vintages are on sale for I feel very fortunate to have picked it up. Top mature Bandol.