Domaine Tempier

Bandol Mourvedre Blend

9.2119 ratings
9.124 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
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
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

Delicious but still needs five more years in bottle.

Delicious but still needs five more years in bottle.

2 people found it helpfulApr 15th, 2016
Tom Kobylarz

Hard to keep your hands off the Tempier!

Drinking really well for a young Tempier rouge, lots of power and deep red and black Mourvedre aromatics, but not clamped down closed like I am used to age this age.

Excellent length and good freshness from the ample acidity.

Paired superbly with rack of lamb and a veal chop with morels in a demi-glace.

Hard to keep your hands off the Tempier!

Drinking really well for a young Tempier rouge, lots of power and deep red and black Mourvedre aromatics, but not clamped down closed like I am used to age this age.

Excellent length and good freshness from the ample acidity.

Paired superbly with rack of lamb and a veal chop with morels in a demi-glace.

2 people found it helpfulDec 30th, 2015
Mike Wing

Slight peppery finish like a Zin but no jam. Very nice. Drank well with sea and scallops at Ocean 82 in Grand Case, St. Martin

Slight peppery finish like a Zin but no jam. Very nice. Drank well with sea and scallops at Ocean 82 in Grand Case, St. Martin

2 people found it helpfulNov 21st, 2015
Adam Baker

Dark fruit, herbs, earth (NYT). Decanted for 1.5 hours. When it opened the flavors exploded. Drank with petite filet (Josh) and compound butter sea bass (me). Amazing wine. Must have more. Finish was at least 30-40 secs. Very complex.

Dark fruit, herbs, earth (NYT). Decanted for 1.5 hours. When it opened the flavors exploded. Drank with petite filet (Josh) and compound butter sea bass (me). Amazing wine. Must have more. Finish was at least 30-40 secs. Very complex.

1 person found it helpfulOct 5th, 2016
Anthony Lombardi

Young Tempier shows this beautiful clove note on the nose & that was quite apparent here. Tannins add layers of texture to the spice & pepper laced dark fruit. A true benchmark producer. Always love the dual nature of generosity and nuance on these wines.

Young Tempier shows this beautiful clove note on the nose & that was quite apparent here. Tannins add layers of texture to the spice & pepper laced dark fruit. A true benchmark producer. Always love the dual nature of generosity and nuance on these wines.

1 person found it helpfulSep 23rd, 2016
Josh Spurling

2013 vintage and best young entry level Tempier I've ever experienced.

2013 vintage and best young entry level Tempier I've ever experienced.

1 person found it helpfulMar 17th, 2016
Ben Franco

Owner Winedown cafe & wine bar

8.8


Dom tempier
Dark inky purple black heavy staining and tears .. Nose is savory black Fruits vegetal undertones herbs palate is dark currants greenish veg with med plus tannin !!


Dom tempier
Dark inky purple black heavy staining and tears .. Nose is savory black Fruits vegetal undertones herbs palate is dark currants greenish veg with med plus tannin !!

Feb 2nd, 2017
Stuart Robinson

Happy 75th birthday Bandol!

Happy 75th birthday Bandol!

Nov 12th, 2016