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2004 Domaine Tempier Bandol
Community Tasting Notes 86
wineismylife wrote: (92 points)
December 15, 2016 - WIML92
Tasted non blind.
Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of mull wine spices, flowers, tea, smoke and mixed red fruit. Flavors of licorice, berries, rhubarb and cherries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold.
Cote d'Or wrote:
December 12, 2016 - PopnPour, tasted over 3 hrs and on day 4; opened in honor of Mme Lulu Peyraud's 99th birthday
-nearly opaque dark red with purple on edges, minimal clearing
-subtle but deep plum forest floor wet stone perfumed dark berry
-med acidity, med weight and concentration, low profile brambly dark berry and earth, med+ chewy tannins; more expressive and fuller on day 4
-serious, substantial, wholesome and lovely, should continue to improve for several more years as the tannins soften
Paul D Likes this wine: (87 points)
August 21, 2016 - Still quite youthful appearance, deep ruby core, pale ruby rim. Nose is developed, meaty, purple fruits, touch of horse. Full bodied, attractive initial attack with rope purple fruit, leather, meat, balanced acidity but still with some chunky, rustic tannin which closes and shortens the finish. Nonetheless, very good.
JohnSh wrote: (92 points)
June 23, 2016 - Had this a couple of days ago. A very impressive wine from the get-go. It had a great nose of all the classic mourvedre wines: game, leather, black licorice and iron, and these flavours all appeared in the full bodied, concentrated palate. Healthy but ripe and integrated tannins. No heat at all. Great now but will certainly last for years (A-).
May 18, 2016 - very, very nice; needs several hours of decanting to get rid of the biting alcohol. May need a few more years but very promising.
Pro Reviews 1
By Richard Jennings
8/30/2015 (link) 92 points
(Domaine Tempier Bandol) Dark red violet color; savory, raspberry, dried raspberry, dried berry, creosote, brett nose; dried berry, talc, creosote, mineral palate with firm tannins; needs 4 years yet; long finish 92+ points
- Vintage 2004
- Type Red
- Producer Domaine Tempier
- Varietal Mourvedre Blend
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard n/a
- Country France
- Region Provence
- SubRegion n/a
- Appellation Bandol
- Pending Delivery 6 (1%)
- In Cellars 547 (58%)
- Consumed 395 (42%)
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