Domaine Tempier

Cuvée La Tourtine Bandol Mourvedre Blend

9.3380 ratings
9.3138 pro ratings
Bandol, Provence, France
Mourvedre Blend
Top Notes For
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
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
Dan Fredman

Chef Sommelier World of Pinot Noir

9.1

Inky funky blueberries. Odd, but pleasingly do. Took a couple of hours to open up, but worth the wait.

Inky funky blueberries. Odd, but pleasingly do. Took a couple of hours to open up, but worth the wait.

2 people found it helpfulMay 28th, 2015
Tracy Hall

Rich and muscular. Long life ahead.

Rich and muscular. Long life ahead.

1 person found it helpfulMay 8th, 2016
Dan Fredman

Chef Sommelier World of Pinot Noir

9.0

Still tannic, almost the last vintage of the old regime. Needs another decade, but worth waiting for.

Still tannic, almost the last vintage of the old regime. Needs another decade, but worth waiting for.

1 person found it helpfulMay 28th, 2015
Dan Fredman

Chef Sommelier World of Pinot Noir

9.5

Right wine, right time. Everything integrated, tannins poking out but unobtrusively.

Right wine, right time. Everything integrated, tannins poking out but unobtrusively.

1 person found it helpfulMay 28th, 2015
Steve Blazek

Owner, bin 105 Quality Wines

9.5

Only 14 years old and perfect.

Only 14 years old and perfect.

Jun 22nd, 2017
Ed Lehrman

From magnum- simply stunning wine and killer with truffle cheeseburgers. Wish I hadn't stopped collecting the Tempier wines a while ago.

From magnum- simply stunning wine and killer with truffle cheeseburgers. Wish I hadn't stopped collecting the Tempier wines a while ago.

May 21st, 2017
Andrew Tow

Founder The Withers Winery

9.4

One of our heroes. Crazy wonderful

One of our heroes. Crazy wonderful

Feb 19th, 2017