Domaine Tempier Bandol Rouge Mourvedre Blend 2015

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Bryce Wiatrak Delectable Pro

Domaine Tempier may well be the most famous name in Bandol, so much so that it's difficult to discern if they're more beloved for their rosé or their rouge, both of which have earned diehard followings. Tempier is also one of the few Bandol wineries to craft a suite of single vineyard bottlings. Their entry level red, however, is what you'll more frequently encounter - and it always delivers. To sum up the wine in a word? Spice. Seductive and piquant, it tastes of anise, ginger, spice cake, cassis, and black plum. Streamlined and pure, the wine also merits praise for its chalky texture and tannic structure that provide this Bandol such tremendous longevity. 75% Mourvèdre, 14% Grenache, 9% Cinsaut, 2% Carignan.

Domaine Tempier may well be the most famous name in Bandol, so much so that it's difficult to discern if they're more beloved for their rosé or their rouge, both of which have earned diehard followings. Tempier is also one of the few Bandol wineries to craft a suite of single vineyard bottlings. Their entry level red, however, is what you'll more frequently encounter - and it always delivers. To sum up the wine in a word? Spice. Seductive and piquant, it tastes of anise, ginger, spice cake, cassis, and black plum. Streamlined and pure, the wine also merits praise for its chalky texture and tannic structure that provide this Bandol such tremendous longevity. 75% Mourvèdre, 14% Grenache, 9% Cinsaut, 2% Carignan.

9.3

Bryant Bickel Delectable Pro

Hulk Sssssmash! Sitting outside on a non humid 80* day in KS in August(unicorn day) , having a bacon wrapped meatloaf Sammy this young Tempy just was singing its dry saline song that made the day sparkle!

Hulk Sssssmash! Sitting outside on a non humid 80* day in KS in August(unicorn day) , having a bacon wrapped meatloaf Sammy this young Tempy just was singing its dry saline song that made the day sparkle!

9.2

Anthony Lombardi

2015 is a great vintage for Tempier. Both of these strip away fanfare and trappings representing a cool confidence which others can only dream of. Tempier makes consistently great wine in every vintage and when a special one like 2015 comes along, it just makes everything great in the wine that much greater. Van’s run from 1968-1974 has few peers. This album is right in the middle of that period, and exemplifies a man at the peak of his powers. Two things I really love here.

2015 is a great vintage for Tempier. Both of these strip away fanfare and trappings representing a cool confidence which others can only dream of. Tempier makes consistently great wine in every vintage and when a special one like 2015 comes along, it just makes everything great in the wine that much greater. Van’s run from 1968-1974 has few peers. This album is right in the middle of that period, and exemplifies a man at the peak of his powers. Two things I really love here.

9.4

Brandon Boesch

Opened on day one, drank on day two. Huge tannins with ginger, blueberries, clove, umami, and then tannins forever. Needs a lot of time.

Opened on day one, drank on day two. Huge tannins with ginger, blueberries, clove, umami, and then tannins forever. Needs a lot of time.

9.2

Dan Gurska

Birthday dinner wine!

Birthday dinner wine!

9.8

Lars Miller

There are tannins, but not bad. Very meaty and earthy, with leather and slight citris. Not as complex, but still wonderful. $45 at Village Corner.

There are tannins, but not bad. Very meaty and earthy, with leather and slight citris. Not as complex, but still wonderful. $45 at Village Corner.

9.5

Ed Chin

Perfect with the chicken

Perfect with the chicken

9.2

Jiga Hitorn

Summers in Provence. Bandol and baby wipes!

Summers in Provence. Bandol and baby wipes!

9.4

James Cahill

Belated summer closing ceremonies with a Bandol. Had a Whispering Angel earlier which is supposed to be all the rage...edge for me goes to Bandol, for me wifey edge goes to WA.

Belated summer closing ceremonies with a Bandol. Had a Whispering Angel earlier which is supposed to be all the rage...edge for me goes to Bandol, for me wifey edge goes to WA.

Location

  • 2 New Montgomery St.
    San Francisco, CA 94105

  • Hours:
    Monday-Saturday: 9am-9pm
    Sunday: 11am-7pm