Domaine Tempier

Cuvée La Tourtine Bandol Mourvedre Blend

9.611 ratings
9.56 pro ratings
Bandol, Provence, France
Mourvedre Blend
Top Notes For
Neal Dessouky

Love this wine. Herbal, floral, complex. Yum.

Love this wine. Herbal, floral, complex. Yum.

Jan 1st, 2017
Thomas Sichta

Tourtine

Tourtine

Dec 15th, 2014
Augusto Giacoman

Not only does this wine cure most diseases, it keeps one youthful and fresh with an animal nose and a spicy fruit flavor.

Not only does this wine cure most diseases, it keeps one youthful and fresh with an animal nose and a spicy fruit flavor.

Oct 19th, 2019
WineAmateur

1998. The last of a case, and drunk with La Migoua of the same vintage, also the last of a case. La Tourtine has a higher percentage of Mourvedre (maybe 80%) and about about 10% each of Cinsault and Grenache, plus a dash of Syrah. This was lighter in colour, red fading to orange with a hint of brown, and initially more reticent on the nose. Like the Migoua, it evolved massively over several hours, and more than once I was questioning whether I'd poured the wrong wine into the wrong glass. (I hadn't.) Ultimately, I preferred the precision in the Tourtine, its fresheness and its subtle blend of black cherry, frangipani, citric peel, and apples maybe just turning to cider. One could very easily have called it as a Barolo. These impressions on the nose translated very nicely onto the palate, and there was just the right amount of acidity to sear the flavours into the memory. Such a great privilege to try these two cuvees side by side in their 20th year.

1998. The last of a case, and drunk with La Migoua of the same vintage, also the last of a case. La Tourtine has a higher percentage of Mourvedre (maybe 80%) and about about 10% each of Cinsault and Grenache, plus a dash of Syrah. This was lighter in colour, red fading to orange with a hint of brown, and initially more reticent on the nose. Like the Migoua, it evolved massively over several hours, and more than once I was questioning whether I'd poured the wrong wine into the wrong glass. (I hadn't.) Ultimately, I preferred the precision in the Tourtine, its fresheness and its subtle blend of black cherry, frangipani, citric peel, and apples maybe just turning to cider. One could very easily have called it as a Barolo. These impressions on the nose translated very nicely onto the palate, and there was just the right amount of acidity to sear the flavours into the memory. Such a great privilege to try these two cuvees side by side in their 20th year.

Jan 28th, 2018
Amr El-Azhary

Love this!! So linear with an oily mouth feel

Love this!! So linear with an oily mouth feel

Nov 10th, 2019
Neal Dessouky

Neal had this 2 years ago

Neal had this 2 years ago

Jul 30th, 2017
Neal Dessouky

Neal had this 3 years ago

Neal had this 3 years ago

May 15th, 2017
Max Kogod

Owner Kogod Wine Merchant

9.7

Max had this 3 years ago

Max had this 3 years ago

Jul 1st, 2016
Richard Young

Wine Specialist Christie's

9.5

Richard had this 6 years ago

Richard had this 6 years ago

Sep 30th, 2013
Richard Hylton

Richard had this a year ago

Richard had this a year ago

Aug 18th, 2018