Domaine Tempier

La Migoua Bandol Mourvedre Blend

9.319 ratings
9.27 pro ratings
Bandol, Provence, France
Mourvedre, Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah
Top Notes For
Christopher Stadler

Steal of a find! Explosive brambly fruit after about an hour. Still young but tannins are getting silky soft. Rustic, savory, sultry and sexy!

Steal of a find! Explosive brambly fruit after about an hour. Still young but tannins are getting silky soft. Rustic, savory, sultry and sexy!

Oct 18th, 2017
James Parker Huston, CWE

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

9.5

Surprisingly great with Bouillabaisse!

Surprisingly great with Bouillabaisse!

Feb 20th, 2017
Matt Duncan

Super floral; bursting from the glass. Lacked fruit until paired with rich, earthy curry and carrot fish. Amazing pairing!

Super floral; bursting from the glass. Lacked fruit until paired with rich, earthy curry and carrot fish. Amazing pairing!

Aug 22nd, 2016
Bill Bender

This was a brick wall. Intractable with a stiff slap of blood iron and anger. Tasted in blind Mourvèdre flight....so no label love.

This was a brick wall. Intractable with a stiff slap of blood iron and anger. Tasted in blind Mourvèdre flight....so no label love.

Jan 25th, 2016
Dustin Soiseth

Sales Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

Wonderful sweet Grenache and Mourvèdre fruit.

Wonderful sweet Grenache and Mourvèdre fruit.

Mar 14th, 2016
Shafiq Perry

Deliciousness.

Deliciousness.

Aug 23rd, 2016
Ian Burrows

10 year check in. Light on its feet, earthy without being funky, fruits of the forest, tannins starting to resolve, Perfection.

10 year check in. Light on its feet, earthy without being funky, fruits of the forest, tannins starting to resolve, Perfection.

Jan 21st, 2016
Mike Evans

Blackberry fruit, leather, and stuff tannin but with enough fruit to pull it off, but it really needs time.

Blackberry fruit, leather, and stuff tannin but with enough fruit to pull it off, but it really needs time.

Nov 7th, 2015
Fred Smith

Ah the French

Ah the French

Jul 3rd, 2013
AJ Gubser

Subtle notes of rocky soil, game, and bramble berries. Not very aromatic overall though.

Fairly concentrated dark fruits and intense, brooding tannin. Not a lot of complexity on the palate.

I think we might have caught this in a dummy phase or maybe it's just characteristic of the vintage. It seemed to open up a little bit over the course of time we had it though. That combined with the intense color and lack of rim variation and the big tannins leads me to believe that we opened it 5-10 years too soon. I am not going to give it a rating because I don't think this was representative of what this wine can be (the '05 I had last year was phenomenal).

Subtle notes of rocky soil, game, and bramble berries. Not very aromatic overall though.

Fairly concentrated dark fruits and intense, brooding tannin. Not a lot of complexity on the palate.

I think we might have caught this in a dummy phase or maybe it's just characteristic of the vintage. It seemed to open up a little bit over the course of time we had it though. That combined with the intense color and lack of rim variation and the big tannins leads me to believe that we opened it 5-10 years too soon. I am not going to give it a rating because I don't think this was representative of what this wine can be (the '05 I had last year was phenomenal).

Jan 17th, 2020