Domaine Tempier, Bandol Cuvée Spéciale La Migoua 1988

Tempier Migoua 1988

Luminous garnet.  This is one of Lucien’s three sirloin parcels and it’s the picanha cut, finely marbled with a gorgeous fat-cap centimeters thick, rendered over time to a succulent done-ness.  Antique-y with an old-leather patina; fondued berry fruit with a consoling sweetness; a billowing metallic sheen, with serpentine layers of forest floor, rusty sienna, bloody iron and carbonized earth.  Keen and articulate minerality at the end.  A ravishing wine with polytonal detail and animation.  Certainly well into full-maturity so think about drinking soon.  But oh, what a savory wine!

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