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A new (to me) Bandol 26/05/2013 (TNB)

The Diary - May 2013

A new (to me) Bandol 26/05/2013 (TNB)

  • Vin de Pays du Mont Caume blanc 2011 (Domaine Ray-Jane) Almost Bandol blanc, but some doubt about grape varieties stops that. Fresh, attractive fruit, good depth, completely enjoyable. Perfect for Summer, if we ever have one. Bare *** even.
  • Bandol 2001 (Domaine Ray-Jane) Very traditionally styled: quite seriously tannic still. Great density and good length. Bags of character and completely authentic. I'd be interested to try more from this estate. ***(*)
  • Bandol Rose 2011 (Domaine Ray-Jane) Yellowy gold rather than pink and correspondingly the fruit has none of the Summer strawberry character one might expect. More like a meaty white wine than anything. Interesting, but I'm not that keen on it. ** perhaps.
Tasting notes added to Fine Wine Diary 26/05/2013   Return to top