The first vintage of this wine from the Gueissard family's Bandol vineyard is made from old vines and aged for 18 months in wood. Rich and concentrated with wonderful spice from the 70% Mourvèdre, the wine is an impressive medley of dark fruits, black currant and spice from the wood aging. It needs to age longer; drink from 2018.
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