An exploration of wine

427. Domaine Tempier, Bandol Cuvée spéciale La Tourtine, 1996

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Book 3 Wine 427

£40; 13.5%

So, whilst sourcing the Dom Tempier 2004 for the next Optimor wine case, the lads at POTG got hold of a bottle of the ’96. It seemed appropriate for the crown roast lamb that Dad did for Mum’s 60th a couple of weeks later. Perfectly ready to drink. A savoury wine, and pretty good overall – enough complexity etc. Mid-depth garnet core. Some dried dark fruit, but a distinctly meaty overtone too. Structured, but ripe and soft tannin – well matured. Medium-full bodied, and decent length. From memory.

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