• Derek Darth Taster wrote: 92 points

    March 29, 2021 - Monday night drinks at the park. Pop and pour for me. Last drink of the night before rushing home.
    Apperance is clear, pale intensity, lemon colour. Legs.
    Nose is clean, medium+ intensity, with aromas of honeysuckle, citrus lemon, lime, green melon. Developed.
    On the palate, dry, generally high acidity, medium alcohol (13%), medium body. Medium+ flavour intensity, with flavours of honeysuckle, citrus lemon, green lime, green honeydew melon, slight honeyed nut, saline sea salt and stones minerality. Long finish.
    Very good quality. Drinking in a nice place. Probably meant for fresh consumption. Might get oxidative with age.
    60% Clairette, 18% Ugni Blanc, 19% Bourboulenc and 3% Marsanne.

  • akoe Likes this wine: 92 points

    January 5, 2021 - Tasted blind. Fragrant nose of oranges, minerals, and a hint of white pepper. Nice acidity on the palate with citrus flavors, crushed rocks, and a bit of melon. Nice finish. Lovely, fresh wine, drinking very well right now.

  • Nipperu Likes this wine: 92 points

    September 25, 2020 - Clear pale lemon

    Lemon, lemon zest? Lemon pith?
    Mineral, crushed shells/chalk
    Tropical fruit

    Med body
    Med+ acid
    Short refreshing finish
    Med alcohol, maybe 13? A tad high.
    Tastes like ripe tropical fruit
    Tannins on the gums from old oak?

    If I wasn't already hungry, I would be after this wine. Very enjoyable.

  • Andrew of Berko wrote: 91 points

    September 10, 2020 - Agree with RWG's note. Spot on now. With the clairette component I don't see it keeping its essential spine for much longer.

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  • SebDD wrote: 84 points

    July 10, 2020 - Acidity and absence of subtlety; could it have been flawed?

  • Tony Molester wrote:

    May 4, 2020 - Every time i see this wine, i buy a few bottles.
    While i am never entirely satisfied, i keep thinking the next bottle will have more spine, more cut and more nerve. Its never less than a nice white bandol, so maybe i will leave it at that. And that nose is really something.

    Drink or hold to 2028

  • RWG Likes this wine: 91 points

    March 22, 2020 - Really nice white Bandol from Tempier. melon, lemon, nicely crisp and good acidity levels. This is spot on right now.

  • MonkeyBiz101 Likes this wine: 92 points

    November 29, 2019 - Much more body and tamed acidity than before. Really building.

  • Ardross Likes this wine: 91 points

    July 10, 2019 - Drinking beautifully especially after a good 30 minutes out of the fridge.

  • MonkeyBiz101 Likes this wine: 91 points

    June 29, 2019 - This has gone up a gear or two. Now very enjoyable, singing acidity and fruit. Very good.