Produced mostly from Mourvèdre but with 25% Grenache,Cinsault and Carignan the Bandol Rouge 2018 has an attractive deep colour with a graceful, open nose that displays blackberry, spice, bay leaves and pepper; it is both carnal and virile. It is also very fresh in the mouth with serious concentration - with this 2018 vintage tone is blue and fruit driven, the finish offers a pretty, violety inner-mouth perfume. Finishes long, deep and satisfying. This powerful but well balanced wine will repay time in a cool dark cellar. A bargain for this quality.