Its pale, ethereal pink color tinted with gold or orange, releases a bouquet of citrus fruits and white orchard flowers. On the palate, the immediate effect is lively and bright, revealing notes of pink grapefruit, fleshy fruit and, once the wine has had a chance to breathe, hints of fruit tart. The finish is complex and lasting.
Mainly Mourvèdre, with smaller proportions of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah, the 2021 Bandol Rose Chateau Romassan is coppery in hue. Offering up hints of crushed stone alongside peach, melon and lime, it's nicely balanced and easy to drink but also long, zesty-briny and stony on the finish.
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 91 pts.