Hecht & Bannier Bandol 2011
|Region||France, Provence, Bandol|
|Brand||Hecht & Bannier|
Dark and vinous, with a big core of warmed red and black currant confiture, laced with alder, bay leaf and tobacco details, backed by a loamy echo through the finish. Despite the surfeit of bass notes, the fruit sings purely all the way through. Best from 2017 through 2024. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 50 cases imported.
The 2011 Bandol is an outstanding effort that gives up ripe black fruits, ground pepper, earth and leather nuances to go with a structured, savory, medium-bodied feel on the palate. Give it another year and enjoy it through 2021.