Domaine Tempier

Bandol Rouge Mourvedre Blend

9.1812 ratings
9.2264 pro ratings
Bandol, Provence, France
Mourvedre, Grenache, Cinsault, Carignan
Top Notes For
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

9.1

Tannic AF but open for business. Strong showing.

Tannic AF but open for business. Strong showing.

Oct 14th, 2017
Matt Austin

Cellar Master @ Dunham Cellars, Walla Walla, WA

9.2

From .375 ml. Dependably great. No hurry to drink.

From .375 ml. Dependably great. No hurry to drink.

Oct 9th, 2017
Christine Havens

This 375 ML is drinking beautifully now. Offers up a bouquet of spring herbs and meadow flowers. Red fruit on the palate, but fruit isn't the primary characteristic. There's dusty earth, savory herbs, and fine tannins that are very much like green or black tea. Finishes with a lovely spice note, sweet tobacco and bay leaf. There is, too...lively acidity that will make this classic Bandol an excellent food wine.

This 375 ML is drinking beautifully now. Offers up a bouquet of spring herbs and meadow flowers. Red fruit on the palate, but fruit isn't the primary characteristic. There's dusty earth, savory herbs, and fine tannins that are very much like green or black tea. Finishes with a lovely spice note, sweet tobacco and bay leaf. There is, too...lively acidity that will make this classic Bandol an excellent food wine.

7 people found it helpfulMay 30th, 2014
Derek Cohen

Wine sales, The Wine Shoppe at Green Hills

9.5

Recommended: open, drink small glass, put cork back in, forget about it for two days. Or age it another 5-10 years, if you have that level of super human patience. I don't. #livesuptohype #bandol #decantthis #cellar #mourvèdre at it's finest.

Recommended: open, drink small glass, put cork back in, forget about it for two days. Or age it another 5-10 years, if you have that level of super human patience. I don't. #livesuptohype #bandol #decantthis #cellar #mourvèdre at it's finest.

4 people found it helpfulMay 19th, 2015
Davis Smith

Sommelier Acquerello

9.1

Very aromatic red fruit, high-toned, spice. Delicious.

Very aromatic red fruit, high-toned, spice. Delicious.

4 people found it helpfulOct 21st, 2014
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

9.3

Leather and cherry and sandalwood and dried flowers. Drinking beautifully now.

Leather and cherry and sandalwood and dried flowers. Drinking beautifully now.

3 people found it helpfulDec 7th, 2015
Wineshout 💀

Garrigue herbs, floral notes and warm fruits with a touch of licorice. Great structure and medium tannins will allow for good aging. The 2011 vintage is more herbaceous and less fruit-forward than is past years, and still too young - took an age of decanting to get it to shine. Dont open yet - hold. Lots of potential.

Garrigue herbs, floral notes and warm fruits with a touch of licorice. Great structure and medium tannins will allow for good aging. The 2011 vintage is more herbaceous and less fruit-forward than is past years, and still too young - took an age of decanting to get it to shine. Dont open yet - hold. Lots of potential.

3 people found it helpfulMay 13th, 2015
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