Big Time Bandol: 2011 Domaine du Gros Noré Rouge

Domaine du Gros Noré Bandol
$41.95 bottle/ $226.00 half-case/ $402.00 case

This is without question one of my Top 5 Wine I tasted in 2016. Absolutely profound in every way with its intensely dark color, its ripe, incredibly layered fruit, the truckloads of complexity and character that only the very best Bandol can deliver Just a stunning achievement. Yes, it’s incredible now, but this beauty can easily age for 10-20 more years! Bravo!!
“Domaine du Gros Nore is run by brothers Alain and Guy Pascal. I was blown away by the quality here and their wines were easily some of the top releases I was able to taste for this report. The 2011 Bandol is a blend of 80% Mourvedre, 15% Grenache and 5% Cinsault. It’s a dense, concentrated 2011 that offers notions of black cherry, blackberry, earth and ground herbs on the nose. This flows to a full-bodied, gorgeously put together palate that has considerable structure, superb purity of fruit and a knockout finish. Give it another 2-3 years in the cellar and enjoy it over the following 15 years or more. 94 points.”-Jeb Dunnuck/Wine Advocate

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