Grapelive Holiday Wine Pick
By Kerry Winslow
2003 Domaine Bunan Bandol Moulin des Costes, France (Mourvdre).
This rich and intriguing Mourvedre has depth and length that make it a true pleasure, and it is just darn good! The nose is chalky and ripe with fruit and flowers before earthy spices come to the fore. The mouth is full and intense with beautiful clear fruits, plum, cherry and blackberry, then touches of lavender, pepper and hints of game. Everything mixes perfectly and the whole is a heady joy that really delivers and sends you right to the south of France, which is never a bad thing! Even it such a hot vintage this wine has lots of vibrant flavors and super balance, which is very impressive. ($30-34 Est.) 93-94 Points, grapelive