Well, the neighbours came around and one bottle led to another

The Tourtine was very nice, but since we had guests I decided to open its sister wine.

Bandol Cuvée Spéciale la Migoua 1997, Domaine Tempier

A rich, herbal nose that is fruity and floral with a suggestion of a medicinal character. This is complex and heady. The palate is a tiny bit more acidic than the Tourtine but has a more finely-grained texture. It is still pretty silky and smooth. This is just about reaching maturity, too, but it has many years to go.