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2016 Domaine Tempier Bandol

Mourvèdre Blend

  • France
  • Provence
  • Bandol

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Community Tasting Note

  • La Grappe wrote: 88 points

    August 13, 2020 - A very dark colour; the palate is quite noticeably sweet, with dark, slightly burnt fruit and a noticeable spritz, which detracts. Ready to drink now but will keep. Rather expensive at £29.



  • Momus99 commented:

    8/28/20, 2:29 PM - Are you saying there was actually carbonation? If so, that would seem to suggest a flawed bottle, in which case you might consider marking the bottle as “flawed” and removing your numerical score.

  • sung251 commented:

    8/28/20, 2:47 PM - Your bottle probably refermented in the bottle. This bottle is not supposed to have a spirtz.

  • La Grappe commented:

    8/30/20, 4:55 AM - Thank you for your comments. Yes, I think there has been some secondary fermentation in the bottle, which I wouldn’t have expected and which took me by surprise. I am not sure to what extent it is a fault, as the carbon dioxide can be removed by decanting and there was nothing wrong with the wine itself.

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