Domaine Tempier Bandol Rose 2019

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Mike Bennie
SKU
DTRO201910 UCAU
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Often considered "The greatest Rose in the World" by wine critic Robert Parker, Domaine Tempier always rates alongside neighbour Domaine Ott, but is always the more affordable wine! The grapes used to make our rosé come from selected parcels where the vines are on average 20 years old. The yields are low, which explains the intense concentration and distinct expression of each varietal in this wine. The presence of Mourvedre gives this wine its strong character, balance and complexity. 50% Mourvedre, 28% Grenache, 20% Cinsault and 2% Carignane. An intense fruit and floral nose make this an attractive rosé. The palate is rounded and full with fruity aromas of peach and pomegranate, followed by delicate spice notes and a pleasant freshness created by acidic balance.
Often considered "The greatest Rose in the World" by wine critic Robert Parker, Domaine Tempier always rates alongside neighbour Domaine Ott, but is always the more affordable wine! The grapes used to make our rosé come from selected parcels where the vines are on average 20 years old. The yields are low, which explains the intense concentration and distinct expression of each varietal in this wine. The presence of Mourvedre gives this wine its strong character, balance and complexity. 50% Mourvedre, 28% Grenache, 20% Cinsault and 2% Carignane. An intense fruit and floral nose make this an attractive rosé. The palate is rounded and full with fruity aromas of peach and pomegranate, followed by delicate spice notes and a pleasant freshness created by acidic balance.

Scores & Reviews

95 / 100

Mike Bennie

A yearly tradition for me is to buy a few bottles of this, usually a magnum, but this year a mate cut my grass and presented me a cold one which he then opened and poured into a glass for me and then said ‘sucked in, I got here first’, and that was that. Delicious, finely put together, sleek textured and pure-feeling release. Very delicate and slightly oily, mouth-watering and finishing juicy, a cavalcade of light, pristine red berry fruit flavours that roll through the wine. Scents of raspberry, fennel, steel and slate. Beautiful, regal and brilliant in its composed and precise way. A great release, if not a more unassuming, understated one, but that’s fine with me.