Tasting Note                          

90   2005 Domaine Tempier Bandol   12/22/07 ($32)

Color: Deep purple ruby. (3.0) Bouquet: Wild crushed raspberries and blackberries with briar, wet leaves and a touch of mineral. Lively, racy and interesting. (3.0) Body: Solid middleweight plus with excellent fruit and acidity with nice complexity. Very balanced. (3.0) Flavor: Parallels bouquet. (3.0) Finish: Parallels bouquet. (3.0)
Overall: An excellent Mourvedre with interesting terroir. It is young, but fruity, balanced, complex and very tasty already. Should develop into something even more interesting in the next five years. (15.0)