2017 Domaine Tempier Bandol Rosé

Mourvèdre Blend

  • France
  • Provence
  • Bandol

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Community Tasting Note

  • Vinogan(s) wrote: 84 points

    July 9, 2019 - Orange, glycerine, full in flavor and a lot of wine, but clearly misses structure (due to vintage?)

    I don't get all the praise and high scores here. OK, it has a lot more taste than your average rosé quaffer, but flavor intensity alone does not make this a great wine, especially when it is clearly lacking on some fundamental points. Consequently also grossly overpriced

    Best rosé in the world? Poor world...

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  • jviz commented:

    7/9/19, 9:02 AM - Appreciate your thoughts - I assume you have tried other vintages of this wine? 2017 has been my least favorite in the last few...

    It’s hard to call anything the “best rose in the world” but for consistency and quality, can you think of a better example? Sure, there are more interesting styles out there (Clos Cibonne, LdH, Ch. Simone), but for Bandol or Provence in general, Tempier is certainly a classic to try. I appreciate the fact that (while expensive in the genre), the cost is also not prohibitive (especially compared to top cuvees from Esclans, Domaine Ott, etc).

    And while most folks seem to appreciate the wine, you’ve got a respectable cohort of unimpressed tasters in the notes here...

  • Vinogan(s) commented:

    7/12/19, 6:24 AM - Hi vjiz,

    Frankly, this was my first tempier rosé and given its reputation and the comments I read beforehand, I honestly expected a lot more of this bottle.

    Personally, I don't limit rosé to appellations / regions. So the fact that this might be a good exemple of bandol/provence rosé does not mean there are not more interesting rosés coming from anywhere.

    And the fact that it is not cost prohibitive, although true, does not necessarely automatically imply that it is a good QPR in my book.

    But you are right, maybe I should give it a second chance, and get myself a bottle coming from a somewhat cooler vintage than 2017.


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