Really has not lost anything since last August. A little deeper copper color and maybe a shift from strawberry to peach as the dominant fruit, but it is still keeping up with the acidity and offering a long, grippy finish. Fresh as a mountain stream and a very nice match to sushi or tangy bbq. I went through 6 bottles in 2011, 5 bottles in 2012, and it's been solid all the way. 5+10+17+7 = 89
The bouquet here is like unsweetened strawberry-rhubarb pie in a glass, particularly at cellar temp. As it chills, the melon and peach start to jump out. A refreshing blast of acidity and a solid base of stone provide the needed structure to make this a complete Bandol. Prime drinking this summer
Color has taken on a touch of bronze. The nose has backed off and not nearly as intense as last year, displaying light peach and camellia flower. Palate is also much softer and the tannin no longer grips the cheeks like it once did. The great structure of stone and juicy acidity remain with flavors of peach, watermelon, straw and cran-berry, pomegranate. Will get through this summer, but probably not 2013. 5+9+17+8 = 89
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