Domaine Tempier

Bandol Rouge Mourvedre Blend

9.1920 ratings
9.2299 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
Conrad Green

Quite lean and austere. A dense nose with blue fruit, green pepper, herbs. Nice material but right now this is tightly wound and tannic.

Quite lean and austere. A dense nose with blue fruit, green pepper, herbs. Nice material but right now this is tightly wound and tannic.

May 25th, 2019
Shay A
9.1

I was surprised at how locked up this was. Tannic. Chalky. Dark fruit aromatics with potpourri, lavender and crunchy cranberry. Dirt covered blackberries, tar and baking spices.

I was surprised at how locked up this was. Tannic. Chalky. Dark fruit aromatics with potpourri, lavender and crunchy cranberry. Dirt covered blackberries, tar and baking spices.

May 25th, 2019
Douglas Braun

Still a monster big tannins beautifully big but at the same time delicate and complex -can’t wait for 3 more years for it to come to a new place

Still a monster big tannins beautifully big but at the same time delicate and complex -can’t wait for 3 more years for it to come to a new place

May 17th, 2019
Jay Kline

This is a glimpse into the marvelous potential of Mourvèdre. Dark fruited with some cherry, spices and a bit of a floral component that makes it really rather charming. I want to try this with more age on it but gosh, there’s already a lot to like.

This is a glimpse into the marvelous potential of Mourvèdre. Dark fruited with some cherry, spices and a bit of a floral component that makes it really rather charming. I want to try this with more age on it but gosh, there’s already a lot to like.

May 12th, 2019
Matt Lasater

Forgot how much I love this wine. Gorgeous showing in its youth. Rich fruit, generous and still maintaining a presence of finesse and focus. Very “jolie.” All that lip-smacking is bound together but Tempier distinctive sauvage/earthy/herbal character. Really found the brett interlaced nicely too, very complimentary. Roasted black cherry and plum fruit, black fig, fur, worn leather, animal hide, tar, cooling herbs, cloves, garrigue. Found its grip to refined, more supportive than dominating.

Forgot how much I love this wine. Gorgeous showing in its youth. Rich fruit, generous and still maintaining a presence of finesse and focus. Very “jolie.” All that lip-smacking is bound together but Tempier distinctive sauvage/earthy/herbal character. Really found the brett interlaced nicely too, very complimentary. Roasted black cherry and plum fruit, black fig, fur, worn leather, animal hide, tar, cooling herbs, cloves, garrigue. Found its grip to refined, more supportive than dominating.

May 11th, 2019
Matt Austin

Owner/Winemaker, Grosgrain Vineyards, Walla Walla, WA

9.2

Not many European producers got the hot 2003 vintage right, but Tempier did.

Not many European producers got the hot 2003 vintage right, but Tempier did.

Apr 13th, 2019
John Willison

Watermelon, peach, creamy stone fruit mid palate, and then minerals and herbs of Provence. Complex for a Rose.

Watermelon, peach, creamy stone fruit mid palate, and then minerals and herbs of Provence. Complex for a Rose.

Aug 3rd, 2018
Bob McDonald

Initial notes of soot and caramel. A lovely cool palate with Dry powdery tannins to finish off. If not 100% Mourvèdre it must be close to it. From the warm Mediterranean coast in Bandol. After nearly 3 hours in the decanter the Wine elicited aromas of Lavender and Thyme with hints of raisin. Loved it.

Initial notes of soot and caramel. A lovely cool palate with Dry powdery tannins to finish off. If not 100% Mourvèdre it must be close to it. From the warm Mediterranean coast in Bandol. After nearly 3 hours in the decanter the Wine elicited aromas of Lavender and Thyme with hints of raisin. Loved it.

May 20th, 2018
Matt Sterr

Focused acidity.

Focused acidity.

May 18th, 2018
Bryce Wiatrak

Domaine Tempier may well be the most famous name in Bandol, so much so that it's difficult to discern if they're more beloved for their rosé or their rouge, both of which have earned diehard followings. Tempier is also one of the few Bandol wineries to craft a suite of single vineyard bottlings. Their entry level red, however, is what you'll more frequently encounter - and it always delivers. To sum up the wine in a word? Spice. Seductive and piquant, it tastes of anise, ginger, spice cake, cassis, and black plum. Streamlined and pure, the wine also merits praise for its chalky texture and tannic structure that provide this Bandol such tremendous longevity. 75% Mourvèdre, 14% Grenache, 9% Cinsaut, 2% Carignan.

Domaine Tempier may well be the most famous name in Bandol, so much so that it's difficult to discern if they're more beloved for their rosé or their rouge, both of which have earned diehard followings. Tempier is also one of the few Bandol wineries to craft a suite of single vineyard bottlings. Their entry level red, however, is what you'll more frequently encounter - and it always delivers. To sum up the wine in a word? Spice. Seductive and piquant, it tastes of anise, ginger, spice cake, cassis, and black plum. Streamlined and pure, the wine also merits praise for its chalky texture and tannic structure that provide this Bandol such tremendous longevity. 75% Mourvèdre, 14% Grenache, 9% Cinsaut, 2% Carignan.

Mar 30th, 2018