Domaine Tempier

Bandol Rosé

9.31051 ratings
9.3367 pro ratings
Bandol, Provence, France
Mourvedre, Grenache, Cinsault, Carignan
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

It’s officially Summer! Time for Rosé. Tempier is one of my favorite Rosés. They’re even better when you let them round out a year in bottle before enjoying. The color darkens to a slightly rustic orange color.

On the nose, some sour notes with a little funk. Sweetness and sourness in the fruits. Strawberries, tangerine, cherries, Georgia peach, nectarine skin, juicy watermelon near the rhine, unbelievably just a touch of petrol, gummy character, chalkiness and fresh pink spring flowers and pink roses.

The body is round and full for Rosé. Sweetness and sourness in the fruits. Strawberries, tangerine, oranges, cherries, Georgia peach, nectarine skin, juicy watermelon near the rhine, well ripened rhubarb, just a touch of petrol, gummy character, spice, chalkiness, perfect intensity of crushed volcanic minerals with fresh pink spring flowers and pink roses. The acidity is like a waterfall. The length, structure, tension and balance are excellent. The long, rich, elegant finish is beautiful and lasts minutes. It’s delicious!!!

Photos from our 2016 visit. Domaine Tempier tasting room and cellars, shot of our barrel tasting w/ their assistant Winemaker (a sweetheart), the digging for their additional cellar; which I imagine is now complete and the view from the Domaine entrance

It’s officially Summer! Time for Rosé. Tempier is one of my favorite Rosés. They’re even better when you let them round out a year in bottle before enjoying. The color darkens to a slightly rustic orange color.

On the nose, some sour notes with a little funk. Sweetness and sourness in the fruits. Strawberries, tangerine, cherries, Georgia peach, nectarine skin, juicy watermelon near the rhine, unbelievably just a touch of petrol, gummy character, chalkiness and fresh pink spring flowers and pink roses.

The body is round and full for Rosé. Sweetness and sourness in the fruits. Strawberries, tangerine, oranges, cherries, Georgia peach, nectarine skin, juicy watermelon near the rhine, well ripened rhubarb, just a touch of petrol, gummy character, spice, chalkiness, perfect intensity of crushed volcanic minerals with fresh pink spring flowers and pink roses. The acidity is like a waterfall. The length, structure, tension and balance are excellent. The long, rich, elegant finish is beautiful and lasts minutes. It’s delicious!!!

Photos from our 2016 visit. Domaine Tempier tasting room and cellars, shot of our barrel tasting w/ their assistant Winemaker (a sweetheart), the digging for their additional cellar; which I imagine is now complete and the view from the Domaine entrance

Jun 23rd, 2018
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9.4

Limpid orange-pink. Vibrant, mineral-accented cherry pit, peach, raspberry and melon scents, along with building orange pith and floral nuances. Stains the palate with incisive red berry, citrus fruit and lavender flavors that deftly blend depth and liveliness. Shows superb tension and intense mineral character on the strikingly long finish, which leaves bitter quinine and blood orange notes behind. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, June 2018)

Limpid orange-pink. Vibrant, mineral-accented cherry pit, peach, raspberry and melon scents, along with building orange pith and floral nuances. Stains the palate with incisive red berry, citrus fruit and lavender flavors that deftly blend depth and liveliness. Shows superb tension and intense mineral character on the strikingly long finish, which leaves bitter quinine and blood orange notes behind. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, June 2018)

Jun 20th, 2018
Ludovic Anacleto

Not your average “Jo-sé”. Bone dry, heavyweight at 14+ alc, intense. A huge guy. Buy it by the case.
Terrific with a 12 hours braised lamb shank+ herbes de Provence. Add some roasted apricots.

Not your average “Jo-sé”. Bone dry, heavyweight at 14+ alc, intense. A huge guy. Buy it by the case.
Terrific with a 12 hours braised lamb shank+ herbes de Provence. Add some roasted apricots.

Apr 8th, 2018
Meredith Hu

Grapefruit, lemon curd, and minerals...

Grapefruit, lemon curd, and minerals...

Dec 1st, 2017
Daron Watson

nectarine>peach>apricot>mango...and blood orange ~ crushed minerals on finish ~ please serve this to me all day 👊

nectarine>peach>apricot>mango...and blood orange ~ crushed minerals on finish ~ please serve this to me all day 👊

Nov 25th, 2017
Veronica Castro

One of the great benefits of having an off-site cellar is, that you forget about things, or else Tempier Rose in my possession would not have made it to this date. Boy howdy! Beautiful.

One of the great benefits of having an off-site cellar is, that you forget about things, or else Tempier Rose in my possession would not have made it to this date. Boy howdy! Beautiful.

Oct 15th, 2017
Jennifer Massolo

Magnum. Hands down the best rosé. Depthful, rich, good acid. 2016 Cru on Nantucket has a very impressive large format, special release rosé list.

Magnum. Hands down the best rosé. Depthful, rich, good acid. 2016 Cru on Nantucket has a very impressive large format, special release rosé list.

Oct 3rd, 2017
Levi Glenn

Solid as always. Seemed a little more open then previous vintages. No reduction. Had the nose, medium weight and cut you’d expect. I think an above average vintage for this wine, although always reliable.

Solid as always. Seemed a little more open then previous vintages. No reduction. Had the nose, medium weight and cut you’d expect. I think an above average vintage for this wine, although always reliable.

Sep 2nd, 2017
La Vie du Vin Wine Market

Feel lucky to have a taste of this every summer .

Feel lucky to have a taste of this every summer .

Aug 26th, 2017
Bob Barry

General Manager Winebow

10

There is a reason this is best Rose in the world. I know this is an infant but what a kid & what an adult she will be. Oh yeah SHE!

There is a reason this is best Rose in the world. I know this is an infant but what a kid & what an adult she will be. Oh yeah SHE!

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