Château Pradeaux

Bandol Mourvedre

9.116 ratings
9.26 pro ratings
Bandol, Provence, France
Mourvedre
Top Notes For
Jay Kline

Needed two days to really stretch its legs but by that time the tannin monster had also arrived. This bad boy is all kinds of crunchy red and dark fruits. Tannins on Day 1 were stiff but doable. Day 2 and they were positively punishing...but there was also more fruit on display along with a fantastic spine of minerals and acid that makes the finish seem to hang in there forever. And what incredible texture! There’s a phenolic thing that gives it a red rope licorice vibe to it. What a fun wine but these really need a weather balloon full of air if you’re thinking of drinking now.

Needed two days to really stretch its legs but by that time the tannin monster had also arrived. This bad boy is all kinds of crunchy red and dark fruits. Tannins on Day 1 were stiff but doable. Day 2 and they were positively punishing...but there was also more fruit on display along with a fantastic spine of minerals and acid that makes the finish seem to hang in there forever. And what incredible texture! There’s a phenolic thing that gives it a red rope licorice vibe to it. What a fun wine but these really need a weather balloon full of air if you’re thinking of drinking now.

Sep 12th, 2019
Travis Enholm

08, by no means a flawless wine, but when you're in the mood its stellar. Tapenade and funk with underlying dirty dark fruit. Loved it

08, by no means a flawless wine, but when you're in the mood its stellar. Tapenade and funk with underlying dirty dark fruit. Loved it

May 19th, 2015
Morgan Reese

Recommended by the som for a Bordeaux feel at a lower price point after explaining we like mineraly, earthy wines like an etna rosso. Dry. Delicious. Very enjoyable and glad we tried something new.

Recommended by the som for a Bordeaux feel at a lower price point after explaining we like mineraly, earthy wines like an etna rosso. Dry. Delicious. Very enjoyable and glad we tried something new.

Mar 5th, 2022
Christian Ford

Somewhat boring from the half bottle but probably my fault for not giving it the required time to open up

Somewhat boring from the half bottle but probably my fault for not giving it the required time to open up

Nov 8th, 2020
Andrew Schirmer

The pinnacle of Mourvèdre for us. Taking into account that it’s certifiable infanticide to drink a Pradeaux < 10 years of age, a decant will calm the animal spirits, and besides, there are pleasures to youth, hardly wasted. Un vin sauvage, earth, clay, bramble, meat, leather, long finish, bitterness but not too astringent. Drink from here to eternity.

The pinnacle of Mourvèdre for us. Taking into account that it’s certifiable infanticide to drink a Pradeaux < 10 years of age, a decant will calm the animal spirits, and besides, there are pleasures to youth, hardly wasted. Un vin sauvage, earth, clay, bramble, meat, leather, long finish, bitterness but not too astringent. Drink from here to eternity.

Sep 1st, 2018
Luis Arguero (@winefromAtoZ)

Rich. Robust. Dusty/rusty. A bit complex yet noticeably young. Very Nebbiolo-like.

Rich. Robust. Dusty/rusty. A bit complex yet noticeably young. Very Nebbiolo-like.

Aug 25th, 2017
TJ Maxwell

TJ had this 4 years ago

TJ had this 4 years ago

Mar 23rd, 2018
Paul Masson

Paul had this 4 years ago

Paul had this 4 years ago

Feb 13th, 2018
Nick Davis

Nick had this 5 years ago

Nick had this 5 years ago

Apr 2nd, 2017
Jordan Johnson

Jordan had this 2 years ago

Jordan had this 2 years ago

Mar 17th, 2020