Thursday, January 05, 2012
2007 La Bastide Blanche BANDOL (Provence, France)
Nearly saturated black ruby with a brick tint. Closed and unyielding at first, but after being opened a few days under Vacu-Vin closure, it showed a very fragrant, low-toned nose of ripe berry and plum fruit, with lots of sweaty, earthy scents. Still very tannic-feeling in the mouth, but with nicely-developed, ripe flavors of fragrant earth, spicy dark berry fruit, and a hint of minerally baker's chocolate. Long, tannic finish. This will keep and improve for 4-7 years in a cool cellar. Impressive, traditionally-styled Bandol. A. Imported by Weygandt-Metzler, I can't remember where I got this or for how much. Sorry!