Forgot how much I love this wine. Gorgeous showing in its youth. Rich fruit, generous and still maintaining a presence of finesse and focus. Very “jolie.” All that lip-smacking is bound together but Tempier distinctive sauvage/earthy/herbal character. Really found the brett interlaced nicely too, very complimentary. Roasted black cherry and plum fruit, black fig, fur, worn leather, animal hide, tar, cooling herbs, cloves, garrigue. Found its grip to refined, more supportive than dominating. — 9 days ago
Excellent. Not Tempier level seriousness but this is damn good rose. Mineral, bright fruit, lively acidity. Great juice. — a month ago
Took about 45 Min to open up, but then it was gorgeous, deep n brambly with long dusty garigue n spice!! — 3 months ago
What better day to open this one up then on Mother’s Day. This has been in the back of my fridge since last August (I swear, I do clean my fridge 🙄) and I think the wait to open was a million times worth it! Orange, cranberry and the weight and roundness that wasn’t there a year ago. Always a winner but I’m glad I actually held onto a bottle for a bit. — 8 days ago
I really enjoyed this!
PnP. Dark cherry color. Nose had spice, earth, and gravel. Reminded me of another wine I’ve had, maybe Domaine Tempier Bandol.
Wine was a mix between Burgundy, Bordeaux, and Napa Cab. Nice structure and complexity. Deep cherry fruit, allspice, and dirt. Finish was medium.
Great last minute find!! — 2 days ago
Tasted in the cellar at Tempier.
Nose just keeps evolving. Dried cherries, raisins, dried rose pedal, tobacco, iron, liver paté, asphalt, dried green herbs. Fantastically complex.
Palate delivers much of the same. Great concentration of dark fruit with strong, but ripe tannins that indicate that this wine has quite a lot of time left. Notes of thyme, oregano, and black tea seem to linger forever.
Killer stuff. My only regret is that I don't have a bottle for myself. — a month ago
Yummmmmmm - perfect! — 2 months ago