Domaine Tempier

Cuvée Spéciale Bandol Mourvedre Blend

9.3101 ratings
9.335 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
Tor Kenward

Bought a case 30 years ago. This wine defines so many beliefs of mine after 40 plus years a vintner. Still talks to you.

Bought a case 30 years ago. This wine defines so many beliefs of mine after 40 plus years a vintner. Still talks to you.

Mar 29th, 2022
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.2

Epic. Love wines that are so great with age, but also this delicious when young.

Epic. Love wines that are so great with age, but also this delicious when young.

Nov 2nd, 2021
Fredrik Finn

A little monster in an elegant suit, unleashed with plenty of complexity luring underneath. 
Dense and concentrated aromas, youthful and unleashed but without any hard or offensive edges. Primary dark fruit with black plums and cassis, followed by blueberries and a refreshing orange-like character. A savory complexity with earth, cold meat. Plenty of savoury spice that evolves into fresh herbs and lavender with aeration.
Palate is dry with a high acidity, high dry tannins is keeping the pace but is well balanced by a backbeat of a generous of dark fruit canvas, strong and dimensional mid palate with and a long finish where the tannins still regins supremes and close it all up. 9,4
75% Mourverde, Grenache, Cinasult and Syrah,. elevage for 18 months in large casks.

A little monster in an elegant suit, unleashed with plenty of complexity luring underneath. 
Dense and concentrated aromas, youthful and unleashed but without any hard or offensive edges. Primary dark fruit with black plums and cassis, followed by blueberries and a refreshing orange-like character. A savory complexity with earth, cold meat. Plenty of savoury spice that evolves into fresh herbs and lavender with aeration.
Palate is dry with a high acidity, high dry tannins is keeping the pace but is well balanced by a backbeat of a generous of dark fruit canvas, strong and dimensional mid palate with and a long finish where the tannins still regins supremes and close it all up. 9,4
75% Mourverde, Grenache, Cinasult and Syrah,. elevage for 18 months in large casks.

Sep 6th, 2021
Conrad Green

Soft and supple. Lovely rounded red and dark fruit with a bit of spice and sage. Very good now. Long and delicious. From mag

Soft and supple. Lovely rounded red and dark fruit with a bit of spice and sage. Very good now. Long and delicious. From mag

Nov 1st, 2019
Neal Dessouky

Yep, that’s my mom in the background! She loves Tempier. Lovely wine with lamb shoulder kebabs.

Yep, that’s my mom in the background! She loves Tempier. Lovely wine with lamb shoulder kebabs.

Nov 18th, 2018
Paco Suro

Delicious

Delicious

Jul 28th, 2018
EatSommThings (Jimmy)

Grippy dark cassis black cherry and stewed black fruit clay and a touch of VA. Pretty boozy.

Grippy dark cassis black cherry and stewed black fruit clay and a touch of VA. Pretty boozy.

Aug 18th, 2017
Izek Jasper

Have preferred the '11 in the past over the more open-knit, less structured '10. But this bottle was singing. Streaked with the right amount of silky tannin and Provençal herb to hold it all together.

Have preferred the '11 in the past over the more open-knit, less structured '10. But this bottle was singing. Streaked with the right amount of silky tannin and Provençal herb to hold it all together.

Mar 15th, 2017
Steve Matthiasson

Owner/Winemaker Matthiasson Wines

9.5

This is one of those wines where it is hard to separate the significance and importance of the producer from the actual quality and character of the wine. Both sides of it are really great. Such a classic wine.

This is one of those wines where it is hard to separate the significance and importance of the producer from the actual quality and character of the wine. Both sides of it are really great. Such a classic wine.

Jan 15th, 2017
Marie Stitt

Sales & Marketing Grassroots Wine Wholesalers

9.2

2006 just now opening up and coming together. More subtle than I expected...in a really good way. #drinkingwithdad

2006 just now opening up and coming together. More subtle than I expected...in a really good way. #drinkingwithdad

Oct 17th, 2016