Domaine Tempier

Bandol Carignan Blend

9.21011 ratings
9.2314 pro ratings
Bandol, Provence, France
Mourvedre, Grenache, Cinsault, Carignan
Chocolate & Caramel, Herbs, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Turkey, Pasta, Mushrooms, Veal, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Exotic Spices, Potato, White Rice, Duck, Nuts & Seeds, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Asian Cuisine, Salads & Greens, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Quinoa, Beef, Chili & Hot Spicy, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Pork, Pungent Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Dan R
9.2

Delicious, but very tight and angular at present. Herbs, dark fruit, blood and mineral. Needs time, fantastic potential

Delicious, but very tight and angular at present. Herbs, dark fruit, blood and mineral. Needs time, fantastic potential

Dec 4th, 2019
Stefan Dolhain

2016 vintage.

2016 vintage.

Sep 5th, 2019
Matt Austin

Owner/Winemaker, Grosgrain Vineyards, Walla Walla, WA

8.9

Not the best bottle I’ve had of this vintage.

Not the best bottle I’ve had of this vintage.

Jul 17th, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

Interesting Southern France wine. Aromas of pronounced berry and floral scents. On the palate raspberry and plum flavors, currant like. Aged in oak for about 20 months. Well balanced, still very tight, long finish but needs time to develop. Tasting Sample.

Interesting Southern France wine. Aromas of pronounced berry and floral scents. On the palate raspberry and plum flavors, currant like. Aged in oak for about 20 months. Well balanced, still very tight, long finish but needs time to develop. Tasting Sample.

Jul 7th, 2019
Conrad Green

Quite lean and austere. A dense nose with blue fruit, green pepper, herbs. Nice material but right now this is tightly wound and tannic.

Quite lean and austere. A dense nose with blue fruit, green pepper, herbs. Nice material but right now this is tightly wound and tannic.

May 25th, 2019
Shay A
9.1

I was surprised at how locked up this was. Tannic. Chalky. Dark fruit aromatics with potpourri, lavender and crunchy cranberry. Dirt covered blackberries, tar and baking spices.

I was surprised at how locked up this was. Tannic. Chalky. Dark fruit aromatics with potpourri, lavender and crunchy cranberry. Dirt covered blackberries, tar and baking spices.

May 25th, 2019
Douglas Braun

Still a monster big tannins beautifully big but at the same time delicate and complex -can’t wait for 3 more years for it to come to a new place

Still a monster big tannins beautifully big but at the same time delicate and complex -can’t wait for 3 more years for it to come to a new place

May 17th, 2019
Jay Kline

This is a glimpse into the marvelous potential of Mourvèdre. Dark fruited with some cherry, spices and a bit of a floral component that makes it really rather charming. I want to try this with more age on it but gosh, there’s already a lot to like.

This is a glimpse into the marvelous potential of Mourvèdre. Dark fruited with some cherry, spices and a bit of a floral component that makes it really rather charming. I want to try this with more age on it but gosh, there’s already a lot to like.

May 12th, 2019
Matt Lasater

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.

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.

May 11th, 2019
Matt Austin

Owner/Winemaker, Grosgrain Vineyards, Walla Walla, WA

9.2

Not many European producers got the hot 2003 vintage right, but Tempier did.

Not many European producers got the hot 2003 vintage right, but Tempier did.

Apr 13th, 2019