2001 Domaine Tempier Bandol, France - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
94

Whoa.  This was excellent and drinking great right now.  This is the regular bottling (do they still make that?).  Purple in color.  The nose is so pretty with a combination or wild herbs, earthiness and plums, and dark cherries.  On the palate, this has a lovely juicy texture.  It is depp with layers of complexity.  Vibrant fruit; cherries, dark cherries and slight plums and an underlying earthiness.  Long finish.  At 16 years from vintage this seems to be entering its peak but still is quite vital and there is no hurry to open.