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Bandol Rouge "Cuvee La Tourtine", Domaine Tempier 2009

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La Tourtine vineyard is on terraced hillsides, not quite as high as La Migoua, but nevertheless is well exposed to the sun and is in the direct path of the Mistral wind. The Mourvedre grape expresses itself fully here and so the wine has a high proportion of Mourvedre, between 70% to 80% of the blend, while the rest is Cinsault and Grenache. Too often Tourtine's tannins could be quite hard, not so in this vintage. The wine is deliciously smooth and well-integrated, with a spectacular concentration and depth unique to this terroir.

"Ripe, rich and brooding, with a meaty aroma and deep powerful flavors of Christmas pudding, plum compote and mocha. Features a sinewy midpalate, showing saline notes on the savory finish. Best from 2014 through 2022." 93/100 Wine Spectator

"Can a wine be immensely flavored? If that works, La Tourtine 2009 is exactly that. The texture is heavenly--the thickest, richest, friendliest texture of any Tourtine so far." Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant, importer