Bandol: pink or white.
It’s a slight culture shock as a moron gringo in the South of France when wines by the glass are identified not by producer or even by grape but simply by place. Bandol didn’t mean much to me as a place, I drove through it en route to Toulon from Marseille on le D559 but that was about it. Probably it was the fact that it was a vague homonym for bandit drew me to it — which is admittedly kind of lame, but the wine seemed to deliver. Any more than the progeny of any other Mediterranean town would have? Je ne sais pas. But this, this wine right here, is a phenomenal rosé.
50% Mourvèdre, 40% Cinsault, 10% Grenache from Bandol. — 5 days ago
Beautiful bandol. Drank the 2016 and already tobacco and leather influences, still some nice black fruit, — 10 hours ago
Red fruits, leather, tar, tannins. Amazingly complex. Absolutely loved it. — 11 days ago
Yep you saw that price tag correctly 😱!! My favorite wine stop in Iowa City decided these were not moving! So I ever so graciously took the last three off of his hands!
@David T I was slightly concerned...no temp/climate control..just sitting on the shelf (thoughts?). Chance it I did and nothing off with this Tempier!
Delicious as always previous notes apply!
Lucky I am! 👍😁🤷♂️ — a day ago
Lovely older Bandol, tree bark, redfruits, still some solid structure in this one, long, lingering finish. — 17 days ago
Old world meeting new world in the village of Bandol (south of France) to produce this incredibly rich dark fruits (blue berry, plum) with silky tanin with graphite and pencil undertones. This hot 2015 vintage deliver deep, rich, chewy wines! Delicious — a month ago