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Domaine Tempier Bandol Cuvée Spéciale 2007

Member Review by Wineshout:

This wine was very tight when opened (and I'm not talking about the cork...). We decanted for 4 hours before tasting. We were greeted with black fruits such as dark cherry, blackberry, and blueberry, with hints of smoked fat. This is an intense wine with balanced tannins and high acidity. Another couple hours in and then again in a follow-up tasting the following day, notes of toffee, licorice and tar had developed nicely. Others have referred to a certain savage nature to this wine that we did not find in this vintage, but rather a character of luscious elegance seemed to dominate. After the tasting, we served with Rack of lamb and garlic potatoes. We kept things rather rustic with this dish, and the pairing was spot on. --Wineshout.com

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Domaine Tempier:
Domaine Tempier is located at Le Plan du Castellet. Its vineyards stretch over three different communities- Le Castellet, Le Beausset and La Cadière. The plots of land are thus far apart and require extra work. But the soil of these different areas yield distinctive cuvées -Spéciale, Migoua, Tourtine and Cabassaou - as well as interesting and complex blends for white, rosé and red wines. Domai... Read more
Domaine Tempier is located at Le Plan du Castellet. Its vineyards stretch over three different communities- Le Castellet, Le Beausset and La Cadière. The plots of land are thus far apart and require extra work. But the soil of these different areas yield distinctive cuvées -Spéciale, Migoua, Tourtine and Cabassaou - as well as interesting and complex blends for white, rosé and red wines. Domaine Tempier owns 30 hectares. It produces AOC Bandol exclusively - an average of 68% red, 29% rosé and 3% white wines, approximately 120,000 bottles per year. Read less

Member Reviews for Domaine Tempier Bandol Cuvée Spéciale

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Snooth User: Wineshout
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4.50 5
07/12/2012

This wine was very tight when opened (and I'm not talking about the cork...). We decanted for 4 hours before tasting. We were greeted with black fruits such as dark cherry, blackberry, and blueberry, with hints of smoked fat. This is an intense wine with balanced tannins and high acidity. Another couple hours in and then again in a follow-up tasting the following day, notes of toffee, licorice and tar had developed nicely. Others have referred to a certain savage nature to this wine that we did not find in this vintage, but rather a character of luscious elegance seemed to dominate. After the tasting, we served with Rack of lamb and garlic potatoes. We kept things rather rustic with this dish, and the pairing was spot on. --Wineshout.com


Snooth User: outyourcrushes
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3.00 5
02/21/2011

I took this bottle to Valentine's dinner last night and it was singing! Fresh on the nose with bright, dripping red fruits marked with cracked pepper. As I worked with it a little more hints of smoke stack started to appear. As I hoped, the bottle offered some beautiful earthy funk. I would rank it "Parliament with George Clinton" funk. The bright tannins played perfectly with my duck entree. Crisp and lively but incredibly balanced acid. After a glass or so a beautiful, sneaky scent of tanned leather started to peak out. An awesome experience with Provençal wine!


Snooth User: jamlani
630288610
3.00 5
08/31/2011

Three glasses


External Reviews for Domaine Tempier Bandol Cuvée Spéciale

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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
04/01/2010

The "La Migoua" vineyard site is planted mostly with the Mourvèdre grape variety. As expected, this is a full-bodied red wine that's plump with dark berries and spice. Domaine Tempier Bandols are always age-worthy.



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