Bandol Rouge, Domaine Terrebrune 2011
This 2011 Bandol is a fabulous wine, combining fresh red and black fruits with distinct eucalyptus, Chinese five spice and seed mix notes. There is almost an oiliness here. On the palate, this is a rich and deeply flavoured wine with a robust tannic structure (reminiscent of graphite) and plenty of densely-packed plum and liqueur cherry fruit. Just a hint of medicinal herbs rounds out the palate. Very complex and layered, with huge personality. This wine is in a great spot right now but has plenty of verve to continue ageing.