Absolutely terrific juice. Beautiful ruby color with a rustic nose of dark fruits, rubber and burning vines. Beefy, yet red in character. There is good heft but also great acid - a food wine. This screams for a piece of meat off the grill. (93)
Pretty great. It's possible that I waited too long as the power of the wine had thinned, especially in comparison to a 2007 Bandol Rouge that we drank alongside. We decanted the bottle for about an hour before drinking it. Still, it what it had lost in power it had gained in character, which at times was up in the finest Burgundy or Bordeaux realm - each sip a kind of moment to be savored. All in all a superb wine.
18th from 3 cases, all good notes but improving all the time, deep red, surprisingly fragrant, floral notes now added to usual meat, leather and sweat, good mouthfeel, intensity and drive, knitting together nicely with more to come. Very good indeed (17/20).
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(Domaine Tempier Bandol Cuvée Spéciale La Migoua) Slightly cloudy, bricking, medium red violet color; plum, mushroom and brett nose; brett, tart plum, mineral, mushroom and truffle palate; medium-plus finish