- Dom Tempier Bandol La Migoua 2011 Product #29043 (In Stock)
The gusty, earthy, Mourvedre-based wines of Bando in the deep South of France are outstanding companions for rich Holiday foods (especially lamb or roast pork). Tempier’s single vineyard wines, like this one, are the benchmarks for the region. La Migoua is Tempier’s highest altitude vineyard (at 270 meters), located in a natural amphitheater on the southern face of the hills ringing Bandol. Surrounded by garrigue and pine forest and on deep, varied, clay soils (ranging from red to orange to almost blue in color), this vineyard always gives more earthy, barnyard, notes than Tempier’s other sites. To keep that character in balance, this has the lowest amount of Mourvedre (about 50%) and the most Grenache (20%) and Cinsault (25%) plus a dash of Syrah.
"The 2011 Bandol La Migoua, which has the most Grenache of any of the cuvees, comes from red and blue clay soils and the highest plots on the estate. Comprised of 50% Mourvedre, 26% Cinsault, 20% Grenache and the balance Syrah, it too shows the vintage character with forward, supple and polished aromas and flavors of sweet blackberry, currants, spice and underbrush all emerging from the glass. Medium-bodied, beautifully textured and with fine tannin on the finish, it will evolve at a faster rate than most vintages of this cuvee, yet still dish out gobs of pleasure over the coming decade or more."Wine Advocate 92 points
"Dark, taut and winey, with steeped currant, blackberry coulis and macerated black cherry fruit, lined with singed alder, tobacco, warm stone and licorice root notes. The long finish features a well-buried iron spine. Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah. Best from 2016 through 2028. 705 cases made."Wine Spectator 93 points