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Earl Bronzo, Vign. La Bastide Blanche Bandol 2004

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Earl Bronzo, Vign. La Bastide Blanche Bandol 2004, A.C., Provence, France: Vintages Wine Panel: Back in the 1970s, the Bronzo brothers, Michel and Louis, purchased La Bastide Blanche to craft top Bandol wines. Mourvèdre makes up the majority of the blend in these wines, which are typically rich, aromatic and profound and must be hand-harvested and aged for a minimum of 18 months in cask. The Bronzos keep yields low, plough regularly, use organic fertilization and no chemical weedkillers. Scents of cherry and tar emerge upon opening but decanting reveals minerally cassis and coffee characteristics. Taste the Mediterranean! My note: A warm, full-bodied red with notes of black fruit and smoke. 65375 14% D 750 mL  $22.95 Score: 89/100. March 29, 2008  Full Review

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