We're excited to bring you one of the most highly sought-after and difficult to find rosés on the market - 2019 Domaine Tempier Bandol Rosé!
Domaine Tempier is recognized as one of the top rosé producers in the world. Robert Parker even said, "Always one of my favorite estates, Domaine Tempier's Bandol Rosé remains one of the world's reference points for how much flavor and character can be built into a rosé wine."
Founded in 1834, Domaine Tempier was a working farm with vineyards of Mourvèdre, but when Lucien Peyraud married Lucie ‘Lulu’ Tempier in 1936, the mythic winery truly began.
The focus on Mourvèdre is what separates Bandol form the rest of Provence, especially when discussing rosé. It has the juiciness and freshness to drink nicely on its own or at the start of a meal, as well as the complexity and depth to handle any number of richer foods, delivering everything you could want from a rosé.
Unlike most quaffable rosés that should be drunk upon release Domaine Tempier drinks young, yet can use a few years to come together.
There is no formal score for the 2019 vintage, but the previous scores from the 2015 - 2018 vintages are all 93 - 94 points Vinous Media, usually placing it as highest or 2nd highest scoring French Rosé for the vintage. Considering the consistency of the winery and the strength of the 2019 vintage, it's a "no brainer" to scoop up, especially at our price of $38.95!
Here are the reviews and scores for the two prior vintages.
2018 Vintage: 93 VM | "Shimmering orange. Fresh pit fruit, red berry and floral qualities on the highly perfumed nose, along with suggestions of dusty minerals and orange zest. Juicy, focused and lithe on the palate, offering intense nectarine, red currant, strawberry and candied lavender flavors supported by a spine of juicy acidity. Shows outstanding clarity and mineral cut on a very long, sappy finish that strongly echoes the floral and pit fruit notes." - Vinous Media
2017 Vintage: 93 VM | "Pale peach skin color. Intensely perfumed, mineral- and spice-accented aromas of fresh red berries and citrus fruits are complemented by building peach and floral qualities. Silky, focused and dry, offering concentrated yet lithe pit fruit, strawberry and blood orange flavors that show outstanding clarity and tension. Expands steadily on a very long, focused finish that leaves a sexy floral note behind." - Vinous Media
Order your case of the 2019 vintage today – it will sell out quickly!
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