Pibarnon sets the standard in Bandol and sits atop the highest point in a protected amphitheater with its own microclimate, allowing the native Mouvèdre a long growing season. Catherine and Henri de Saint Victor purchased Pibarnon in the late 1970s when the area was a mere backwater. Thirty years later this estate is held in the highest esteem. The singular experience of Bandol Rouge is ever-evolving. It’s baffling why it isn't twice the price. Blackcurrant, black cherry, plum, licorice, violets, leather, olive tapenade, scrubby Provençal herbs. Drink now or in decades from now.