2004 Domaine Tempier Bandol

Mourvedre Blend

  • France
  • > Provence
  • > Bandol
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Community Tasting Notes 72

  • jmht wrote: (90 points)

    November 11, 2014 - Red fruits, creamy cassis and heat on the nose; bold red fruits, lavender, and stony minerality on the palate. Delicious. Could probably continue to improve over next 5 years but tannins mostly resolved already.

  • SexyEpicurean Likes this wine: (90 points)

    May 13, 2014 - Extreme power blast of intense fruit and alcohol right out of the bottle. Fist sip almost cough syrupy and sweet with extremely hot finish. Let it open a bit. It unwinds fast. The beast was tamed a couple of hours end, became a medium bodied sipper with lots to talk about. Has a wild character, herbal, stony, chewy, cassis. Solid spine with integrated tannins, good acidity and a long, lingering finish. My only complaint is runs a little hot. Not as much after breathing, but still enough to wonder if this was the beginning of the end? I have more '04s but they are the single vineyard Tempier's. I would not hold this regular bottle more than another 1-2 years from what I tasted.

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  • chablis28 wrote: (94 points)

    March 12, 2014 - PnP into a Burg glass worked perfectly. Awesome nose. My wife loved it! We had consummed this btl by the time dinner was done and it was a perfect match with mixed grill. So tasty and so facinating! Everytime I drink a Tempier Bandol, which isn't all that often, I ask myself, "why don't I own more of these???" This is almost always one of the more characterful and terroir driven wines we drink. This '04 is no exception and one of the best I've had to date. Tremendous length and depth of flavor on a vibrant youthful frame. Has that wet stone minerality I remember a great btl of '92 Henri Bonneau Celestions showing a while back. This wine is somewhat bigger then most Burgs I drink and yet feels weightlessly fresh and ethereal. At nearly10yrs old this is now drinking very very well but shows great youthful vigor and color. Very happy to own a couple more andwill likely buy a couple more still. Wish this could still be had at $28 I paid but I'm betting its still sub $50 and a complete steal at anything under $50. This doesn't have the mass market appeal of CDP, which I love too but, frankly its a much more interesting wine than most CDP and can be had for as low as $35-$40 on release.

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  • gavinesq Likes this wine: (91 points)

    December 25, 2013 - Very tight but opens nicely. Spice, graphite, and dark plums. Very dark ruby and a nice weight on the palate. Drinking well but has plenty of time left.

  • wineismylife Likes this wine: (93 points)

    November 24, 2013 - WIML93

    Tasted non blind at a wine tasting.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of flowers, berries, cherries and wet stones. Rich flavors of berries, cherries and raspberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • Type Red
  • Producer Domaine Tempier
  • Varietal Mourvedre Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Provence
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Bandol

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 6 (1%)
  • In Cellars 616 (67%)
  • Consumed 292 (32%)

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