Domaine Tempier

Bandol Rosé

9.21192 ratings
9.3409 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
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

Warm up & palate changer into Thanksgiving dinner. This remains one of my top three Rosés. Even better when you lay them down for 2-3 years. Never disappoints!

Warm up & palate changer into Thanksgiving dinner. This remains one of my top three Rosés. Even better when you lay them down for 2-3 years. Never disappoints!

Nov 29th, 2019
Joe Lucca

Undoubtedly my favorite rosé. Classic Bandol freshness. Traditional blend of Mourvèdre, Grenache, and Cinsault. Ripe melon and peach candy on the nose. The melon and juicy peach flavors carry on the palate and are mixed with guava, sea salt, wet stones, and crisp minerality. This is actually a bit of a baby, will continue to develop nicely over the next few years.

Undoubtedly my favorite rosé. Classic Bandol freshness. Traditional blend of Mourvèdre, Grenache, and Cinsault. Ripe melon and peach candy on the nose. The melon and juicy peach flavors carry on the palate and are mixed with guava, sea salt, wet stones, and crisp minerality. This is actually a bit of a baby, will continue to develop nicely over the next few years.

Sep 30th, 2019
Matt Perlman

Heavyweight rose, drinks and ages like a red. Full body, red cherries, nectarines, mandarin orange, licorice and herbs. Still getting a fair amount of heat on the finish. Have one more of the ‘14s and will hold a few more years to see if things integrate a bit more. Right now not quite living up to “best rose in the world” billing

Heavyweight rose, drinks and ages like a red. Full body, red cherries, nectarines, mandarin orange, licorice and herbs. Still getting a fair amount of heat on the finish. Have one more of the ‘14s and will hold a few more years to see if things integrate a bit more. Right now not quite living up to “best rose in the world” billing

Sep 20th, 2019
Daniel McGeough

Perfect wine!!

Perfect wine!!

Sep 6th, 2019
Andrew Lohse

A thousand times y e s

A thousand times y e s

Aug 27th, 2019
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.4

@Plate & Bottle Dinner tonight.

First course is, Hungarian Cherry Soup, Dill. Fennel Pollen, Sour Cream. Excellent. Soup has cherry, dessert wine and sherry, fill and fennel garnish.

Tempier slides nicely through it.

Photos of; our friends Jeff & Chef Hedy’s backyard.

The Tempier Rosé’s are so much better & complex when you hold em a few years.

@Plate & Bottle Dinner tonight.

First course is, Hungarian Cherry Soup, Dill. Fennel Pollen, Sour Cream. Excellent. Soup has cherry, dessert wine and sherry, fill and fennel garnish.

Tempier slides nicely through it.

Photos of; our friends Jeff & Chef Hedy’s backyard.

The Tempier Rosé’s are so much better & complex when you hold em a few years.

Aug 11th, 2019
Mark Eastom

So pretty. Candied orange rind, strawberry, herbs de Provence, salmon color and great acid. We revisited for another glass, Yum!

So pretty. Candied orange rind, strawberry, herbs de Provence, salmon color and great acid. We revisited for another glass, Yum!

Jul 12th, 2019
Chris MacLean

This bottle seems like it might have suffered from slight heat exposure somewhere along the way. Rounder than usual, lacking focus.

This bottle seems like it might have suffered from slight heat exposure somewhere along the way. Rounder than usual, lacking focus.

Jun 20th, 2019
Matt Sterr

Best Rosé on the planet? Def in the convo.

Best Rosé on the planet? Def in the convo.

Jun 11th, 2019
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 2015 Tempier Rosé is drinking marvelously after a few years. The grapes used to make this rosé come from selected parcels where the vines are on average 20-years-old. This wine immediately awakens to aromas of rose water, lemon zest, smoke and ripe guava that are simply sensational. The palate unveils a wonderful concentration and a gorgeous, soft texture. Guava purée and red cherry candy flavors connect with suggestions of blood orange toward the back end. Truly delightful to savor now, this beautiful Rosé will continue to evolve in the cellar over the next decade. Drink 2019-2028- 92

The 2015 Tempier Rosé is drinking marvelously after a few years. The grapes used to make this rosé come from selected parcels where the vines are on average 20-years-old. This wine immediately awakens to aromas of rose water, lemon zest, smoke and ripe guava that are simply sensational. The palate unveils a wonderful concentration and a gorgeous, soft texture. Guava purée and red cherry candy flavors connect with suggestions of blood orange toward the back end. Truly delightful to savor now, this beautiful Rosé will continue to evolve in the cellar over the next decade. Drink 2019-2028- 92

Mar 26th, 2019