Chateau Pradeaux is one of my favorite producers in Bandol, second only to Tempier. After being delayed in France due to the strikes, the newest addition of their rose just hit the shelves . The 2007, Chateau Pradeaux, Bandol, Rose has a beautiful deep rose color, but the nose was muted. The palate revealed a full bodied wine, but it did not exhibit much in the way of flavor. The wine started to open up after an hour or so and red fruits began to emerge. This is one of the few roses that needs some time to open up, and I bet it will be drinking wonderfully next July.