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Tempier Bandol Rouge 2016


Synopsis, Our Opinion: This was one of the best Bandol reds we’ve had…and it was a bargain!!!

Producer/Winery: Domaine Tempier; Le Plan du Castellet, France.

Grape Variety: Southern Rhone blend – 75% Mourvedre, 23% Grenache & Cinsault with 2% Carignan.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Bandol; Provience, France.

Vintage: 2016

Price: $23.80

Purchased From: Caves Berigny; Rouen, France.

Paired With: filet de boeuf (beef filet mignon).

Tasting:

    Opened 90-minutes before drinking. Just barely clear, inky dark purple/garnet color with a lighter purple rim. Blackberry, plum and fresh potting soil aromas with hints of tobacco and sage. Smooth, slightly spicy mouthfeel, medium to full body and a 150-grit texture. Robust flavors of blackberry, boysenberry, mocha and black olives. Edgy acidity, Strong dominating fine grained tannins that provided a strong backbone that carried through a long black fruit tasting finish. We really like red Bandol blends and this one was even better than we expected. It was complex, bold and had an elegance that was a very pleasant surprise. This was one of the best Bandol reds we’ve had…and it was a bargain!!!

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Alcohol Content: 14.5%

Closure: Natural cork.

UPC Code: Not available.

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