WTN: `99 Bandol Moulin des Costes---Bunan.
The story of Bunan was posted compliments of Chris kissick, the wine doctor, by me yesterday. Pulled from the cellar and opened 6 hours, not decanted yet. 13.5%, long cork, 75% Mourvedre plus Cinsault, Syrah and Grenache.
Busy busy day so my impressions are a bit brief, but things will improve tomorrow I guess.
Colour. Orange on rim, light centre, some reddish tones. I am quite surprised at the developed colour, very light in my opinion.
Nose. Chocolate, tobacco, garrique, hint of horse box! Could be mistaken for a claret. Could change overnight.
Palate. Drinking very well which is a surprise. Dry, not too tannic. Plum, pepper, savoury, earthy. Has a complex meaty finish, medium weight overall. No metallic edge like I found in a `98 from same winery. Does not appear to be too much going on here but I am having a hard time concentrating.
Sounds like the Tempier, Pibarnon and Pradeaux could have more complexity. Maybe it`s the vintage?
Cost was $27.00 Cdn
Food, braised chicken supremes.