Domaine Tempier

Bandol Rosé

9.3123 ratings
9.342 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
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
Michael Housewright

Writer/Photographer Wine Enthusiast Magazine

9.0

Damn solid, but $40 is a bit of a stretch. Come on Kermit, don't take all the gold

Damn solid, but $40 is a bit of a stretch. Come on Kermit, don't take all the gold

1 person found it helpfulSep 3rd, 2016
Kyle Doucet-Walter

Having tasted so many rosés leading up to tasting this for the first time makes it's influence massively apparent. All of my favourite roses past seem to have aromas and are structured in its image. None of them feel as effortlessly balanced. A benchmark no doubt.

Having tasted so many rosés leading up to tasting this for the first time makes it's influence massively apparent. All of my favourite roses past seem to have aromas and are structured in its image. None of them feel as effortlessly balanced. A benchmark no doubt.

Jul 4th, 2017
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

One of our favorite Rosés. Now that the 15 has settled in the bottle for year, time to enjoy. It's simply just better a year down the road. On the nose, bright, lean fruits of; strawberries, cherries, tangerine, watermelon. Sea spray, limestone & fresh pink florals. On the palate, the body had a presence of gluey. Fresh, bright, lean fruits of; strawberries, cherries, tangerine. Watermelon, grainy minerals, limestone, perfect level of chalkiness (big but not overpowering the fruit), saline, pink flowers, beautiful, round, soft acidity and a round polish finish 50-50 fruit and earth. Photos of our trip there in April 2016. Estate vines, large oak vat cellar and road signage. Added, are those beautiful Mourvedre grapes being harvested.

One of our favorite Rosés. Now that the 15 has settled in the bottle for year, time to enjoy. It's simply just better a year down the road. On the nose, bright, lean fruits of; strawberries, cherries, tangerine, watermelon. Sea spray, limestone & fresh pink florals. On the palate, the body had a presence of gluey. Fresh, bright, lean fruits of; strawberries, cherries, tangerine. Watermelon, grainy minerals, limestone, perfect level of chalkiness (big but not overpowering the fruit), saline, pink flowers, beautiful, round, soft acidity and a round polish finish 50-50 fruit and earth. Photos of our trip there in April 2016. Estate vines, large oak vat cellar and road signage. Added, are those beautiful Mourvedre grapes being harvested.

Jun 17th, 2017
Mark Morgan

Damn that's good. Wish it wasn't $40

Damn that's good. Wish it wasn't $40

Jun 10th, 2017
Christanna Honer

Pretty restrained, or maybe we just drank it too fast...

Pretty restrained, or maybe we just drank it too fast...

Mar 30th, 2017
Lars Ryssdal

General Manager Ackerman Family Vineyards

9.1

From 3 liter

From 3 liter

Oct 7th, 2016
Jeremy Noye

CEO Morrell & Company

9.0

Big potential. Will have to see next year.

Big potential. Will have to see next year.

Sep 8th, 2016
Ryan Mullins

You can drink a case of tempier rose over a couple months and every bottle will be better than the last. It's impossible to be anything but thrilled with this wine

You can drink a case of tempier rose over a couple months and every bottle will be better than the last. It's impossible to be anything but thrilled with this wine

Sep 4th, 2016
Drew Summers

Sales Northampton Wines

9.3

"60% of the time, it works every time"...

"60% of the time, it works every time"...

Aug 17th, 2016