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My Type of Wine, the 2010 La Bastide Blanche, Bandol

If you follow Eric Asimov then you know the 2010 La Bastide Blanche, Bandol is the second recommended wine in his recent article Taming of the Bestial Bandol. I suspect this explains why there is no longer any stock at Weygandt Wines.  After tasting this wine I can understand why.   It is aromatic and flavorful in the mouth with savory flavors that fill the mouth with complexity and minerals.  This is the type of wine Jenn and I love so if your tastes are aligned to ours then grab all that you can before it disappears.  Tasted over two nights it drank best on the second night so either decant a bottle now or cellar it for the short-term.  This wine was purchased at MacArthur Beverages who has now run out of stock.


2010 La Bastide Blanche, Bandol – $25
Imported by Weygandt-Metzler.  This wine is a blend of mostly Mourvedre with Grenache and Cinsault.  Alcohol 14.5%.  There was a complex nose of fresh herbs, lavender, potpourri, and red fruit.  In the mouth were minerally, compact flavors of red and black fruit from the start.  This savory wine was meaty and though still controlled, had mouthfilling flavors.  There were moderate tannins and a little sour cherry at the start.  There were ample notes of black minerals, watering acidity, and a persistent aftertaste.  ***(*) Now-2026.


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