Wild rabbit stew prompted me to open this. Château Vannières Bandol rouge 2004 Old vines, 95% mourvèdre 5% grenache Dark and still opaque, some lightening at the rim. Initially high toned after initial decant of sediment. it opens to the classic bandol dark, bramble fruit, game meat and an pronunced thyme herb note. Medium bodied, lithe plenty of life and tannin still in this, It's a lovely match with the food with a fine savoury finish. Its a lovely property, a little under the radar, very old school style. Worth a visit, the château is a slightly incongruous Victorian scottish baronial style castle just below Cadiere D'Azur. They used to make a fantastic fortified grenache, which was a lovely after dinner drink , with the added bonus it dyed everyone's lips, tongue and teeth dark purple.