Nice light salmon color, typical of Bandol.
The wine expresses some citrus, Pomelos (a delicious type of grapefruit) and lots of white fruit aromas and minerality.
The flavors are fresh, fruity and very aromatic with tons of apricot and mango.
|Vintage:||2017||Grape Varietals:||55% Mourvèdre, 35% Cinsault, 10% Grenache||ABV:||13%|
Yield : lower than 38 Hectoliters per Hectare
Total Acidity : 3.46
Residual sugar: 0.23
Grilled salmon, chicken dishes as well as salads, sushi and sashimi.
|Item Number||Unit||Units/Case||Type||UPC - bottle||SCC - case||SRP/Unit|
|F0EE290006MVS||750ml||6||Glass||7 84585 01449 1||1 07 84585 01449 8||$32.95|
"This Bandol rose is a blend of 55% Mourvèdre, 35% Cinsault, and 10% Grenache. Light salmon in color, it offers pleasant aromas of red berries and stone fruit. On the palate it reveals concentrated fruit flavors, excellent acidity, and vibrancy, and a persistent finish. - Don Winkler"
- i-winereview.com (The Many Styles of French Rosé: The 2018 Vintage, June 23rd 2019), 91+ pts
"This is a compact, tightly built Bandol rosé, crisp acidity delineating its tart strawberry fruit. Its ferrous minerality will play well off rare beef, or even steak tartare."
- Wine & Spirits Magazine (Year's Best Provençal Wines, August 2019), 90 pts
"Strawberry and melon notes mark the nose of the 2017 Bandol Rose. A blend of 55% Mourvèdre, 35% Cinsault and 10% Grenache, it's a medium-bodied, pale rosé, with a creamy texture and long, citrusy finish. - Joe Czerwinski"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (June 15th 2018), 91 pts
"The Tournier family established this estate in 1982, renovating an old farm in La Cadière-d’Azur. They farm organically, focusing on mourvèdre, which they blend with a little cinsault and grenache for this textbook Bandol rosé. It’s savory, with mourvèdre’s earthy black fruit flavors, a little herbaceous and peppery, saline and firm. Pour it with a watermelon-and-feta salad, and save a bottle for next summer, too."
- Wine & Spirits Magazine (Year's Best Rose, August 2017), 92 pts + BEST BUY
"Brilliant orange-pink. Bright and focused on the nose, displaying intense, mineral-tinged orange, strawberry and floral scents and a musky rhubarb overtone. Dry and chewy on the palate, offering bitter blood orange and cherry flavors that unfurl slowly with air. Closes taut and minerally, displaying strong persistence and a lingering suggestion of honeysuckle."
- Vinous (2017 Rosé Roundup: Drink Now, Drink Later - June 2017), 91 pts
"A terrific Rosé from one of my favorite regions on earth, the 2016 Bandol Rosé from Mas Redonne sports a light pink, just slightly salmon tinged color. It offers light, deliciously quaffable notes of white peach, tangerine and Rosé petal as well as a medium-bodied, clean style on the palate. Drink it over the coming year. - Jeb Dunnuck"
- Jeb Dunnuck (2017 Rosé Round Up, September 4th 2017), 90 pts
"I loved the 2015 Bandol Rose from Mas Redonne and this beauty offers clean, crisp notes of orange blossom, salty minerality and white flowers in a medium-bodied, clean, classy, focused style. It has real class and will sing on the dinner table. - Jeb Dunnuck"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (May 2016), 90 pts
"Pale orange-pink. With a floral nose and light flavors of white citrus and stone fruit, this is a crisp, fresh wine with notable stony mineral notes. An excellent pairing for simply prepared seafood. A blend of 55% Mourvedre, 35% Cinsault, and 10% Grenache."
- i-winereview.com (July 2016), 90 pts
"(55% mourvedre, 35% cinsault and 10% grenache): Bright orange. Energetic red berry, blood orange and floral aromas, with dusty mineral and herb notes adding complexity. Fleshy and broad on the palate, offering concentrated raspberry and spicecake flavors and a bracing citrus pith quality that gains strength with air. Clings with very good tenacity and focus on the finish, the red fruit and mineral notes repeating."
- Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (July/August 2014), 90 pts