Domaine Tempier

Bandol Rosé

9.295 ratings
9.228 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
Daron Watson

apricot & mango purée ~ nectarine & cherry pit ~ hint of orange sherbet & melon rinds ~ Mediterranean herbs, crushed minerals & pepper

This will make yer mom happy
@Scott Guerra!

apricot & mango purée ~ nectarine & cherry pit ~ hint of orange sherbet & melon rinds ~ Mediterranean herbs, crushed minerals & pepper

This will make yer mom happy
@Scott Guerra!

Feb 28th, 2019
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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
Shawn R

Great starter, I preferred it on the cooler side.

Great starter, I preferred it on the cooler side.

May 3rd, 2018
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
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
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

1 person found it helpfulJun 23rd, 2018
Web Bond

The romanticism and lore always trumps what's in the bottle.

The romanticism and lore always trumps what's in the bottle.

1 person found it helpfulNov 2nd, 2017
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.1

16 is 💪🏻

16 is 💪🏻

1 person found it helpfulJul 27th, 2017
Antonio Gianola

Blood orange and earth

Blood orange and earth

Jul 4th, 2017