Bandol, Dom. la Suffrene
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Half-Bottle of Bandol, Dom. la Suffrene - 2017

Item # 12217 375mL
$18.96/ Single Bottle
$227.52 $204.77/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

A rich red wine made from a blend of Mourvèdre, Cinsault and Carignan. Aromas of blackberries, black cherries and a note of cedar.

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Staff Pick Notes

1:30pm “I know we just met, but you seem a little uptight,” said the sales associate to his 2013 Bandol. “Here's a Guinness pint glass. Hey don’t look at me like that! Times are tough and I’ll decant you in whatever vessel is up for the job. Good. Comfy? I’ll be back in three hours” 4:30pm “Bandol? We’re back goodness. Look at you. Inky black unctuous dark berried fruit...that captivating feral musk...tannins so persistent but so fine (so fine!) almost emulsified, stitched into your DNA... you’re an impossible beauty. Bandol, be mine.”


Astor's Glossary of Terms


Known as Mataro in California and Monastrell in Spain, Mourvèdre can produce bold, tannic, highly alcoholic red wines. They usually show no shortage of fruit as well, and the best examples keep it all in perfect balance. Rhône-style blends are cropping up all over the world, and one of the classic tried-and-true combinations is "GSM," or Grenache-Syrah-Mourvèdre. The "M" contributes focus and...

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Arguably the most significant appellation in Provence, Bandol produces spicy, earthy, rich red wines. These tend to be big and well-structured, relying on the Mourvèdre grape for their power. Vines in Bandol are grown in very meager soils of gravel, clay, and limestone: this, combined with the hot, dry coastal climate, gives these thick-skinned berries exactly what they need in order to...

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Grown all over Europe and the Americas, Carignan (a.k.a. Carignane, Carignano, and Cariñena) is seldom seen as a 100% varietal wine. Many appellations of Languedoc-Roussillon must include a certain percentage of Carignan, but it is rarely the dominant grape in these blends. For years, this naturally high-yielding grape suffered from overproduction, but New World winemakers have lately taken up...

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Provence has some of the best vine-growing territory in the world, with a perfect Mediterranean climate tempered by the cooling effects of the sea. The region produces a broad range of wines, the majority of which pair effortlessly with the light, herb-infused cuisine of Provence.

Bandol, arguably the most significant appellation in Provence, produces spicy, earthy, rich red wines. These...

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