Domaine Tempier

Cuvée La Tourtine Bandol Mourvedre Blend

9.3423 ratings
9.3149 pro ratings
Bandol, Provence, France
Mourvedre Blend
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

Blackberry, Earth, red and black fruits, Tarry, Mineral, touch of barnyard - dead animal. Aged Bandol from a good site is something special and this hits the spot. Not experienced enough with the individual vineyard Cuvées but I believe Cabassaou is considered the superior over this and La Migoua. After a while Liquorice notes with heavy spices. An enjoyable experience. Love these ultra savoury reds.

Blackberry, Earth, red and black fruits, Tarry, Mineral, touch of barnyard - dead animal. Aged Bandol from a good site is something special and this hits the spot. Not experienced enough with the individual vineyard Cuvées but I believe Cabassaou is considered the superior over this and La Migoua. After a while Liquorice notes with heavy spices. An enjoyable experience. Love these ultra savoury reds.

May 23rd, 2020
Jonathan Wall

Starts out with zingy sunshine over flower bed earth. After a few hours this comes together beautifully. Lavender, hazelnuts, potting soil, smell of a spring garden... and all sorts of other good stuff you would expect if Provence were jammed in a bottle!

Starts out with zingy sunshine over flower bed earth. After a few hours this comes together beautifully. Lavender, hazelnuts, potting soil, smell of a spring garden... and all sorts of other good stuff you would expect if Provence were jammed in a bottle!

Feb 23rd, 2020
Mark Morgan

Timing is everything

Timing is everything

Feb 16th, 2019
Conrad Green

A little whiff of band aid on the nose. The fruit is still bright and quite young. In good shape

A little whiff of band aid on the nose. The fruit is still bright and quite young. In good shape

Oct 1st, 2018
Conrad Green

Dark fruit. Aged but still very fresh fruit with dried herb notes and dark fruit underpinning it. Very good

Dark fruit. Aged but still very fresh fruit with dried herb notes and dark fruit underpinning it. Very good

Oct 1st, 2018
Fraser McKinley

It’s been a good decade between these but this hasn’t missed a beat. This was savoury, earthen and loaded with personality - 2015

It’s been a good decade between these but this hasn’t missed a beat. This was savoury, earthen and loaded with personality - 2015

Sep 7th, 2018
Matt Perlman

Happy Mother’s Day! Much like our son, this wine has a long and happy life ahead of it. But, also not unlike Asher, I ran out of patience. I mean, just look at that brooding inky violet going on in the glass. Still mostly locked down under a stone-faced countenance but a little air coaxes out some dark berries, leather, herbs, lavender and a hint of that famous animalistic quality. This probably gains another half point in a decade or so

Happy Mother’s Day! Much like our son, this wine has a long and happy life ahead of it. But, also not unlike Asher, I ran out of patience. I mean, just look at that brooding inky violet going on in the glass. Still mostly locked down under a stone-faced countenance but a little air coaxes out some dark berries, leather, herbs, lavender and a hint of that famous animalistic quality. This probably gains another half point in a decade or so

May 13th, 2018
Beau Carson

Such a baby! Felt like a travesty to drink so young, but this was gorgeous nonetheless.

Such a baby! Felt like a travesty to drink so young, but this was gorgeous nonetheless.

Mar 26th, 2018
Seth Morgen Long

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

9.5

Furry, feral and full of hairy complexity.

Furry, feral and full of hairy complexity.

Aug 14th, 2017
ROBERT SHERMAN

The next to last bottle of several cases purchased from Kermit in the early 90's (ah.... the 90's). what a great experience to have all of them over 20 or so years, this wine is still fantastic! I don't think it will ever give up.... That being said, I had many corked bottles in that cache. still, it's been an education.... first rate! La Tourtine

The next to last bottle of several cases purchased from Kermit in the early 90's (ah.... the 90's). what a great experience to have all of them over 20 or so years, this wine is still fantastic! I don't think it will ever give up.... That being said, I had many corked bottles in that cache. still, it's been an education.... first rate! La Tourtine

4 people found it helpfulJan 17th, 2015