Wine Advocate | Rating: 91The nose stubbornly refuses to charm: surly, introspective with faint scents of forest floor, damp moss, leather and blackberry. The palate is full-bodied, very backward, dense and at the moment just lacking some cohesion. But I am sure this will meld together with ageing but it just lacks a little persistency on the finish.Author: Neal Martin
Wine Spectator | Rating: 96There's precise focus and balance to this powerful, refined red. The aroma shows a honeysuckle note, with effusive raspberry, blueberry, kirsch and cream flavors, followed by a lingering finish of dark chocolate and a hint of beef. A youthful, monumental Bandol. 87 cases imported.Author: Kim Marcus
Domaine Tempier is located at Le Plan du Castellet. Its vineyards stretch over three different communities- Le Castellet, Le Beausset and La Cadiere. The plots of land are thus far apart and require extra work. But the soil of these different areas yield distinctive cuvees -Speciale, Migoua, Tourtine and Cabassaou - as well as interesting and complex blends for white, rose and red wines.Domaine Tempier owns 30 hectares. It produces AOC Bandol exclusively - an average of 68% red, 29% rose and 3% white wines, approximately 120,000 bottles per year.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 62 bottles owned
- 17 collectors