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Domaine Tempier Bandol Cuvee Classique Rouge 2016


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  • A Provençal red wine from the iconic Domaine Tempier 
  • Mourvèdre-dominant with a splash of Grenache and Cinsault
  • Drink now or continue to cellar. You CAN have your cake and eat it

“At Domaine Tempier grapes from our different vineyards are skillfully blended to create this wine, made up of between 70 and 75% Mourvedre (depending on the year) combined with Grenache, Cinsault and a hint (2%) of old Carignan. This fruity, well balanced wine can be enjoyed after 3 or 4 years, but develops extremely pleasant tertiary aromas (leather, animal and undergrowth) with further ageing. The wine’s balance gives it an ageing potential of 15 years or more.” – Producer’s note


Joe Czerwinski

‘Tempier’s 2016 Bandol Cuvee Classique was the only red I had a chance to taste from this historic domaine. A Mourvèdre-dominated wine (70% to 75%, depending on the vintage) blended from several vineyards and aged in foudres, it shows some leathery scents alongside vibrant purple fruit. In the mouth, it’s medium to full-bodied, marked by almost painful acids, while the tannins are ripe and supple. I’d suggest decanting it a couple of hours ahead of serving if you decide to broach a bottle in the near term. Drink 2020-2030.” – Joe Czerwinski, robertparker.com