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2000 Domaine Tempier Bandol Cuvée Spéciale La Migoua - France, Provence, Bandol (4/23/2013)
-- decanted immediately before initial taste --
-- tasted non-blind over a few hours --

NOSE: tight; smoked pepperoni; red-fruited; clean; slight earthy/mineral aspect; anise seed; fills-out with approx. 3 hours of air; moderately expressive after some air exposure; complex.

BODY: some sediment present; cork soaked ~ 25%; no visual signs of age; dark ruby color of medium to medium-deep depth; medium bodied.

TASTE: medium to medium-fine tannins are very drying; strong garrigue and mineral; a touch horsey; not gloppy, over-extracted, or too concentrated; decent-to-good acidity; 14.8% alc. not noticeable; fruit darkened over the course of 4 hours; seems a bit hollow or still in hiding yet; hold.

B: 50, 5, 13, 16, 8 = (92 pts.)

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