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Begude Bandol Rose L'Irreductible
Domaine de la Begude
France - Provence - Bandol AOC

The name "L'Irreductible" means someone that will never give up, almost stubborn.
Intense fruity aromas of red berries, raspberry, spicy and herbal notes. A superb mouthfeel, with an excellent acidity and structure that give the wine a long and balanced finish.

Specifications
Appellation
Bandol AOC
Wine Type
Rosé
Varietal(s)
95% Mourvedre, 5% Grenache
Age of vines
Average 40 yeas
Agricultural Practices
Organic
Vinification
Double sotring and total desteeming.Two months on the lees in temperature regulated stainless steel tanks. 100% indigenous yeast.
Pairings

It traditionally pairs well with fish, seafood, white meat and provencal dishes, such as Bouillabaisse (fish soup). It is also excellent with cheese and "international cuisine", spicy Indian, Chinese, Thai, Japanese cuisine.
Also try it with lobster ... pleasure guaranteed.

Reviews and News

2018 Domaine de la Bégude Bandol Rose L'Irreductible - 91 PTS & Cellar Selection - WE

2018 Domaine de la Bégude Bandol Rose L'Irreductible - 91 PTS & Cellar Selection - WE

wine enthusiast 91 pts"This is a rosé for aging. It offers ripe spice and hints of tannin from the Mourvèdre and acidity that lies behind the tangy red-berry fruits. The sense of structure is there as well, reinforcing the fact the wine needs time. Drink from 2021. - Roger VOSS"

- Wine Enthusiast Magazine (August 2019), 91 pts & Cellar Selection

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2017 Domaine de la Bégude Bandol Rose L'Irreductible - 91 PTS - IWR

2017 Domaine de la Bégude Bandol Rose L'Irreductible - 91 PTS - IWR

iwinereview"Light red. Herbal nuances on the nose complemented by red berries. This is a big, mouth filling wine with spicy, herbal, pomegranate and raspberry flavors. It has excellent depth and a long finish. A blend of 60% Mourvèdre, 20% Grenache, 20% Cinsault. Give this wine a year or two in bottle, and it'll be even better."

- International Wine Review (The World of Rose Report, June 2018), 91 pts

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2017 Domaine de la Bégude Bandol Rose L'Irreductible - 90 PTS - WE

2017 Domaine de la Bégude Bandol Rose L'Irreductible - 90 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 90 pts"This wine is made from organically grown fruit. Dominated by 95% Mourvèdre, it is an enticing, spicy wine, full of red fruits, light tannins and with the herbal edge typical of the grape. It needs a few more months, so wait until 2019. - Roger Voss"

- Wine Enthusiast (July 1st 2018), 90 pts

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2017 Domaine de la Bégude Bandol Rose L'Irreductible - 90 PTS - JD

2017 Domaine de la Bégude Bandol Rose L'Irreductible - 90 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"Deeper ruby colored (it’s almost Tavel-like), the 2017 Bandol L’lrreductible Rosé offers more cherry blossom, flowers, and crushed rock notes and displays medium body, bright acidity, and terrific purity. Made from 95% Mourvèdre and 5% Grenache, it’s another outstanding rosé from this estate that’s going to shine on the dinner table."

- Jeb Dunnuck (March 27th 2019), 90 pts

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2015 Domaine de la Bégude Bandol Rose L'Irreductible - 92 PTS - WE

2015 Domaine de la Bégude Bandol Rose L'Irreductible - 92 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 92 pts"Darker in color than most Provence rosés, this impressive wine is made almost entirely of Mourvèdre. With a rich, full character, it is generous and ripe. Sweet strawberry fruits are right up front, balanced with a touch of citrus and freshly ground pepper. The aftertaste is tight and spicy."

- Wine Enthusiast (July 2016), 92 pts

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2015 Domaine de la Bégude Bandol Rose L'Irreductible - 91 PTS - WA

2015 Domaine de la Bégude Bandol Rose L'Irreductible - 91 PTS - WA

wa91"Deeper in color and slightly richer, with lots of Bing cherry, wild strawberry and flowers, the 2015 Bandol Rose Irreductible is a rich, textured, layered Rosé that will stand up to tapa or any heartier starters. It has beautiful acidity and will drink nicely for a year or more. - Jeb Dunnuck"

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (May 2016), 91 pts

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2015 Domaine de la Bégude Bandol Rose L'Irreductible - 91 PTS - IWR

2015 Domaine de la Bégude Bandol Rose L'Irreductible - 91 PTS - IWR

iwinereview"Light reddish pink. With coaxing aromas of red cinammon, thyme, and ripe watermelon, L’Irréductible offers more of the same on a richly flavored palate accompanied by bright framing acidity and a lingering finish. A blend of 95% Mourvedre and 5% Grenache."

- i-winereview.com (July 2016), 91 pts

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2014 Domaine de la Bégude Bandol Rose L'Irreductible - 91 PTS - WE

2014 Domaine de la Bégude Bandol Rose L'Irreductible - 91 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 91 pts"Although this is labeled as Vin de France, its fruit comes from the La Bégude estate in Bandol. With one year's aging, it is full, soft and ripe with generous strawberry flavors. Dark in color, it may not follow the trend in Provence for pale rosés and its taste is rich and full bodied. The acidity at the end gives the necessary freshness."

- Wine Enthusiast (July 2016), 91 pts

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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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