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"When Lucie “Lulu” Tempier married Lucien Peyraud in 1936, her father gave them Domaine Tempier, an active farm that ...Read more...
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This really stinks with fetid game notes dominating before adding a light confiture of raspberry and tomato. Lovely resolved medium bodied wine in ... Read more
Fairly typical French style rose. Read more
Crystal clear with salmon pink color that goes well with many kinds of food especially provencal food. ~ The Winery ~ Read more
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Editorial Reviews for Domaine Tempier Bandol Rose
This really stinks with fetid game notes dominating before adding a light confiture of raspberry and tomato. Lovely resolved medium bodied wine in the mouth with good balance and moderately rich flavors of earth, leather, and gentle red fruits. Grew a bit longer and more linear with air and worked well with the simple food but ultimately remains a simple, rustic wine with good, very savory complexity. 2008-2011
Fairly typical French style rose.
Crystal clear with salmon pink color that goes well with many kinds of food especially provencal food. ~ The Winery ~
Ok, maybe I am a little biased because I was there in Bandol when I drank their roses for the first time. I loved all wineries, the views were incredible and people enjoyed talking to us! This bottle in particular, I brought back. It was creamy and elegant with a hint of fruit, but still very dry. I highly recommend it!
Cassis, violet, strawberries, black currant leaf, with light touches of sweet lemon and ice tea. This is a very dry, medium-bodied rosé. Robert Parker has said at one time that the Domaine Tempier rose is the greatest rosé in the world, which has surely helped it achieve cult status. The 2010 wasn’t, in our opinion, able to live up to these lofty standards, but is undeniably one of the best roses we have tasted, like Provence in a glass. --Wineshout.com
This is probably the finest rosé in the world. Certainly it is one of the finest. It is dry, elegant and great for just sipping or with food, especially Mediterranean cuisine and most any pork. I've been drinking it for many years, having happened upon it in Cannes. It is hard to find and skews to the pricey side of rosé wines, but it is well worth the trouble and expense. If you persist in harrumping that rosé is always mediocre, you are woefully wrongheaded and you are probably confusing rosé with white Zinfandel or some similary awful pink wine. The Domaine Tempier is excellent, period, not just for a rosé. Serious wine drinkers have already discovered it and have pushed the price up substantially. However, after a huge leap in price last year in an ill-fated attempt to gouge the wine's loyal fans, the price of the the just-released 2008 has come down a bit, proving that even a fantastic wine can't command truly outrageous pricing. But at $30 or so a bottle, the Tempier is not at all overpriced.
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
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!
External Reviews for Domaine Tempier Bandol Rose
A Proprietary Blend wine from Provence in France. 2012 Domaine Tempier Bandol Rose 750ml
An intense fruit and floral nose make this an attractive rose.The palate is rounded and full with fruity of peach and pomegranate, followed by delicate spice notes and a pleasant freshness created by acidic balance .
A Proprietary Blend wine from Provence in France. 2011 Domaine Tempier Bandol Rose 750ml
Crystal clear with salmon pink color that goes well with many kinds of food especially provencal food.
A Proprietary Blend wine from Provence in France. 2010 Domaine Tempier Bandol Rose 750ml
Bright, orange-tinged pink. Spicy, mineral-accented aromas of redcurrant, blood orange and white pepper, with a hint of lavender in the background. Focused and precise, with very good depth and vivacity to its bitter red fruit and citrus zest flavo... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Proprietary Blend wine from Provence in France. 2010 Domaine Tempier Bandol Rose 375ml
A Proprietary Blend wine from Provence in France. 2009 Domaine Tempier Bandol Cuvee Classique 750ml
"When Lucie “Lulu” Tempier married Lucien Peyraud in 1936, her father gave them Domaine Tempier, an active farm that had been in the family since 1834, near Le Plan du Castellet, just outside the Mediterranean seaport village of Bandol. Tasting a pre-phylloxera bottle of Domaine Tempier Bandol (a wedding gift from his father-in-law) inspired Lucien to research the terroir of Bandol extensively. Up until that point, old vineyards planted with Mourvèdre had been systematically replanted to higher-yielding varietals. However, more research not only showed its historical roots to the area, but the grape proved to be more resistant to oxidation, producing wines with great aging potential. By 1941, with the assistance of neighboring vignerons, Lucien worked with the I.N.A.O. (Institut National des Appellations d’Origines) to establish Bandol as its own A.O.C. Needless to say, large-scale replanting of Mourvèdre ensued, and Bandol now requires a fifty percent minimum in all reds. Lucien will forever be celebrated as the Godfather of Bandol, but also as the man who revived Mourvèdre to its former glory. Raising deep and structured wines of such refinement and longevity has made Domaine Tempier truly a grand cru de Provence." -Importer
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