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Begude Bandol Rose
Domaine de la Begude
France - Provence - Bandol AOC

The wine boasts a youthful coral color and offers fruity notes of strawberry, cherry blossom and watermelon. Juicy and generous in the mouth, quenching and round with a nice balanced finish. Open ½ hour before serving and decanting is highly recommended.

Specifications
Appellation
Bandol AOC
Wine Type
Rosé
Varietal(s)
80% Mourvedre, 20% Grenache
Age of vines
Average 20 years
Vinification
Double sorting and total destemming. Skin contact with daily stirring in order to optimize color and aromatic extraction. 18 months in oak cask.
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.

Reviews and News

2018 Domaine de la Bégude Bandol Rose - 89 PTS - WE

2018 Domaine de la Bégude Bandol Rose - 89 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 89 pts"Produced mainly with Mourvèdre, this orange-pink-colored wine is smooth and ripe. It has a feeling of fullness, with flavors of concentrated spice, caramel and red plum. The wine is likely to be ready from late 2019 or even 2020. - Roger VOSS"

- Wine Enthusiast Magazine (August 2019), 89 pts

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2017 Domaine de la Bégude Bandol Rose - 91 PTS - WE

2017 Domaine de la Bégude Bandol Rose - 91 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 91 pts"This is a rich style of rosé, due to the high proportion of Mourvèdre in the blend and to the warm exposure of the vineyard. But it is balanced, the rich red fruits easily cut with acidity and with a touch of minerality. Drink the wine now. - Roger Voss"

- Wine Enthusiast (July 2018), 91 pts

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2017 Domaine de la Bégude Bandol Rose - 91 PTS - Decanter

2017 Domaine de la Bégude Bandol Rose - 91 PTS - Decanter

decanter logo 250"This is deep salmon pink with copper highlights and is all about the red fruits. There’s strawberry on the nose but without being at all jammy. In the mouth it's equally ripe and fruity, but it's a real wine - not a bubblegum rosé. It’s structured, with an edge of tannin and a zip of freshness to balance the fruit, and a long finish. - Sarah Jane Evans MW"

- Decanter (October 4th 2018), 91 pts

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2017 Domaine de la Bégude Bandol Rose - 90 PTS - JD

2017 Domaine de la Bégude Bandol Rose - 90 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"From a great domaine, the 2017 Bandol Rosé (80% Mourvèdre and 20% Grenache) is, as always, made in a slightly richer style, and shows complex notes of cherries, garrigue, spice, and even a touch of earth. Medium-bodied, nicely textured, and length, it’s a rosé for the dinner table and will keep for another year or so."

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

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2016 Domaine de la Bégude Bandol Rose - 90 PTS - WE

2016 Domaine de la Bégude Bandol Rose - 90 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 90 pts"This rich, orange-pink-colored wine is intensely fruity while also structured. Dry although with a good streak of ripe berry and orange flavors, the wine is very much for food. The ripe aftertaste lingers deliciously. - Roger Voss"

- Wine Enthusiast (July 2018), 90 pts

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2015 Domaine de la Bégude Bandol Rose - 90 PTS - WA

2015 Domaine de la Bégude Bandol Rose - 90 PTS - WA

wa90"A terrific food Rosé, the 2015 Bandol Rose sports a medium pink color to go with lots of salty minerality, bright cherry, and strawberry aromas and flavors. It has texture and freshness. - Jeb Dunnuck"

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (May 2016), 90 pts

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2015 Domaine de la Bégude Bandol Rose - 89 PTS - WE

2015 Domaine de la Bégude Bandol Rose - 89 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 89 pts"Rich, lightly colored and full of acidity, this wine is rich in texture and flavor for a Provence rosé. Plenty of ripe strawberry and citrus flavors are lifted by spice and generous acidity. The wine is ready to drink, although it will be better from late 2016."

- Wine Enthusiast (July 2016), 89 pts

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2014 Domaine de la Bégude Bandol Rose - 90 PTS - WE

2014 Domaine de la Bégude Bandol Rose - 90 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 90 pts"With 60% Mourvèdre, this blend is rich and spicy. It has great acidity, still fresh and accented by red and citrus fruits. Minerality and an herbal element come from the garrigue that surrounds the vines. The wine has certainly benefited from a year's aging."

- Wine Enthusiast (July 2016), 90 pts

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2014 Domaine de la Bégude Bandol Rose - 88 PTS - WS

2014 Domaine de la Bégude Bandol Rose - 88 PTS - WS

wine spectator 88 pts"This plump, creamy style offers lightly muddled fresh strawberry and white cherry flavors lined with a subtle tea note through the finish. Drink now. 55 cases imported. JM"

- Wine Spectator (2015), 88 pts

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2014 Domaine de la Bégude Bandol Rose - 87 PTS - WA

2014 Domaine de la Bégude Bandol Rose - 87 PTS - WA

wa300"A solid effort from this seaside appellation, the 2014 Bandol Rose has lots of cherry blossom, watermelon, blackberry and floral characteristics to go with a medium-bodied, juicy and nicely balanced feel on the palate. One of the more fruit-driven rosés from Bandol, it nevertheless has some tannic grip and should drink nicely over the coming year.- Jeb Dunnuck"

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #219, June 2015), 87 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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