I seem to be in a dirty kind of mood as far as my blog titles go, suits me just fine. This does have a slightly arse character.
Bandol 2006, Domaine Tempier
Brambly, pruney fruit on the nose. Also shades of a slightly sweaty dirtiness; this we call arse-like. The nose is really impressive for a generic wine, but I suppose it hardly counts as a bargain these days. You’ve got to love the scented, herbal character of Mourvedre, which reaches its peak in Bandol. It tastes pretty freaking tannic, but there is more of that interesting, complex fruit there. As well as being complex the palate has a degree of style. You could happily age this ten years. If you open it now give it a good decanting.