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Begude Bandol La Brulade
Domaine de la Begude
France - Provence - Bandol AOC

"La Brulade" is the name of a select slope located at an altitude of 400 meters overlooking the Mediterranean sea between La Baie d'Amour (the town of La Ciotat) in the South and La Sainte Baume in the North. This is one of the highest parcels in the Bandol appellation.
The wine is only produced in exceptional vintages. This carefully selected blend is made of 95% Mourvedre and 5% Grenache, aged in large French oak barrels for 24 months.
The wine shows a deep purple color. It is fresh and fruity on the nose with intense garrigue aromas. Structured, elegant and well-balanced on the palate with strong tannins. Licorice, ripe black fruits, garrigue flavors and some peppery freshness on the finish.

Specifications
Appellation
Bandol AOC
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
95% Mourvedre, 5% Grenache.
Age of vines
35 years
Agricultural Practices
Organic
Certifications
Ecocert
Soil type
Clay and Limestone
Vinification
Double sorting, destemming, crushing before skin contact fermentation. No filtration. Aging for 24 months in French oak casks.
Pairings

Grilled meat (lamb, beef, boar), Mediterranean cuisine, spicy dishes.

Reviews and News

2016 Domaine de la Bégude Bandol Rouge La Brulade - 97 PTS & Platinium Medal - Decanter

2016 Domaine de la Bégude Bandol Rouge La Brulade - 97 PTS & Platinium Medal - Decanter

"Very fragrant and seductive bouquet with notes of earth and heather, plus some garrigue, rosemary and cassis. Powerful in the mouth with glossy oak, good structure, ripe tannins and complex spicy and black fruit flavours. Involving and very long. Drinkability in spades!"
Decanter World Wine Award 2019 - 97 pts & Platinium Medaldecanter platinum 2019 medal

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2016 Domaine de la Bégude Bandol Rouge La Brulade - 94 PTS - WE

2016 Domaine de la Bégude Bandol Rouge La Brulade - 94 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 94 pts"This wine is produced from organic grapes, wood aged for 18 months and powered by ripe tannins and a balanced structure that molds rich fruit and acidity into an intense structure. Drink from 2023. - Roger VOSS"
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine (July 2019), 94 pts

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2015 Domaine de la Bégude Bandol Rouge La Brulade - 95 PTS - Cellar Selection - WE

2015 Domaine de la Bégude Bandol Rouge La Brulade - 95 PTS - Cellar Selection - WE

wine enthusiast 95 pts"This single-vineyard wine comes from a parcel that sits at 1,300 feet facing the Mediterranean sea. Its dark color, fabulous ripe fruits and perfumed character give it both richness and longevity. With 95% Mourvèdre, it has all the structure, dark tannins and spice of this grape that is at its best in this appellation. Drink this wine from 2023. - Roger VOSS"

- Wine Enthusiast (July 1st 2018), 95 PTS + Cellar Selection

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2015 Domaine de la Bégude Bandol Rouge La Brulade - 94 PTS - JD

2015 Domaine de la Bégude Bandol Rouge La Brulade - 94 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"The flagship 2015 Bandol Brulade is a powerful, serious Bandol that knocks it out of the park with its monster nose of dark fruits, cured meats, sandalwood, olive tapenade, and leathery characteristics. Medium to full-bodied, concentrated, and pure, with plenty of sexy fruit, it’s a terrific, serious Bandol that needs another 2-3 years of bottle age and will keep for 15-20."
- Jeb Dunnuck (March 27th 2019), 94 pts

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2015 Domaine de la Bégude Bandol Rouge La Brulade - 93 PTS - WA

2015 Domaine de la Bégude Bandol Rouge La Brulade - 93 PTS - WA

wa93"The inky-colored 2015 Bandol Rouge la Brulade is 95% Mourvèdre, aged two years in demi-muids. Rich, plummy and intense, it showcases the power and majesty of Mourvèdre but somehow tames the tannins to manageable proportions. It's full-bodied and dense, boasting hints of lavender, thyme and sage to go along with the dark fruit flavors. It should drink well soon and remain strong through at least 2030. - Joe Czerwinski"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Interim end of September, September 2018), 93 pts

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2013 Domaine de la Bégude Bandol Rouge La Brulade - 95 PTS - WE

2013 Domaine de la Bégude Bandol Rouge La Brulade - 95 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 95 pts"This is the top wine from La Bégude, named after the highest point in the vineyard at 1200 feet. It has structure, density and considerable acidity that is still calming down. With 18 months in wood, the wine has developing an extra richness and concentration. Produced by the Tari family, formerly of Château Giscours in Margaux, it is a wine made for aging. Drink from 2020. - Roger VOSS"

- Wine Enthusiast (July 1st 2017), 95 PTS

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2012 Domaine de la Bégude Bandol Rouge La Brulade - 95 PTS & Cellar Selection - WE

2012 Domaine de la Bégude Bandol Rouge La Brulade - 95 PTS & Cellar Selection - WE

wine enthusiast 95 pts"Made by the Tari family who used to own Château Giscours in Margaux, Bordeaux, this wine with its 18 months wood aging shows a great understanding of red-wine making. Firm and tannic, almost totally from Mourvèdre, this dark and brooding wine is nowhere near ready to drink. The organically grown grapes give a purity of fruit that cuts through the tannins. Don't drink before 2018. - Roger VOSS"

- Wine Enthusiast (July 1st 2016), 95 PTS + Cellar Selection

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Producer Information: Domaine de la Begude

Domaine de La Bégude was founded in 1996 by brothers Guillaume and Louis Tari, who continue an old family wine tradition (Château Giscours, 3rd Cru, Margaux). Today the estate is ...
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