Domaine Tempier

Bandol Mourvedre Blend

9.2157 ratings
9.153 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
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

9.1

Tannic AF but open for business. Strong showing.

Tannic AF but open for business. Strong showing.

Oct 14th, 2017
Davis Smith

Sommelier Acquerello

9.1

Very aromatic red fruit, high-toned, spice. Delicious.

Very aromatic red fruit, high-toned, spice. Delicious.

4 people found it helpfulOct 21st, 2014
Wineshout 💀

Garrigue herbs, floral notes and warm fruits with a touch of licorice. Great structure and medium tannins will allow for good aging. The 2011 vintage is more herbaceous and less fruit-forward than is past years, and still too young - took an age of decanting to get it to shine. Dont open yet - hold. Lots of potential.

Garrigue herbs, floral notes and warm fruits with a touch of licorice. Great structure and medium tannins will allow for good aging. The 2011 vintage is more herbaceous and less fruit-forward than is past years, and still too young - took an age of decanting to get it to shine. Dont open yet - hold. Lots of potential.

3 people found it helpfulMay 13th, 2015
Steven Mirassou

Winemaker/Owner Lineage

9.3

Mostly Mourvèdre, I drank this wine using Coravin over about 5 days. Showing that beautiful mix of blueberry snd smoked game up front. Closed over first few days, opened up quite nicely. Tannins still evident but have tempered some. Lovely acidity and vibrancy. Want to taste older vintages.

Mostly Mourvèdre, I drank this wine using Coravin over about 5 days. Showing that beautiful mix of blueberry snd smoked game up front. Closed over first few days, opened up quite nicely. Tannins still evident but have tempered some. Lovely acidity and vibrancy. Want to taste older vintages.

1 person found it helpfulOct 10th, 2014
Michael Retter

Needed more time to really open up

Needed more time to really open up

Jan 16th, 2017
Victor Charcan

Red and dark fruit, mediterranean character yet fresh. Good length and elegance

Red and dark fruit, mediterranean character yet fresh. Good length and elegance

Jul 6th, 2016
Christanna Honer

The manimal. 🐗

The manimal. 🐗

Oct 29th, 2015
Jeff Burrows

Love comparing classics, not to judge better or worse, but to understand place. Tempier is more ripe, less fruity.

Love comparing classics, not to judge better or worse, but to understand place. Tempier is more ripe, less fruity.

Jul 14th, 2015
Alex Hill

Textbook. Dark savory elements of tar and meat, yet graceful and lifted.

Textbook. Dark savory elements of tar and meat, yet graceful and lifted.

Apr 30th, 2015
Kristen Murphy Caldecutt

Community Manager SevenFifty

9.5

Black olive, tar, garrigue, savory. Needs some time in the decanter.

Black olive, tar, garrigue, savory. Needs some time in the decanter.

Dec 22nd, 2014