Monday, September 12, 2011

Bastide Blanche "Fontaneou" Bandol 2007

Very deep red.

Opened yesterday - expressive nose - clay/earth, licorice, blackberry and fragrant wood spices.

Intense, but not as dense as some other vintages. Not necessarily a bad thing. Really nice mid-palate flesh and flavor expression. Tasting extremely well already, but it's hard to believe this won't benefit from 5-8 more years in the bottle..

$27. 100% Mourvedre, I think.