Red

1997 Domaine Tempier Bandol Cuvée Spéciale Cabassaou

Mourvedre Blend

  • France
  • Provence
  • Bandol
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Community Tasting Notes 18

  • Moonie Likes this wine: 96 points

    March 1, 2019 - A two-hour decant wasn't enough. The wine felt a bit heavy, slightly alcoholic and metallic. After four hours, these "negatives" fell away and the wine began to drink beautifully paired with a New York strip. Tempier really is the "First Growth" of Bandol/Provence. The 97 has a long way to go as does the 98. Bravo to Daniel Ravier and Company.

  • Nanda wrote: 89 points

    February 26, 2018 - Dinner at Formento's (Chicago, IL): Served double blind. I was thinking this was a classic Southern Italian wine, likely Tuscany or Umbria. The nose was mineral and tarry black fruit. The fruit was silky and smooth in the mouth, with round luscious fruit and not much tannin. I suspect, in hindsight, the tannin was there but cloaked by the rich and dense fruit. Good, but I found the wine just a tad heavy.

  • acyso wrote: 90 points

    February 26, 2018 - Dinner at Formento's with Michael (Chicago, IL): Served double blind. I was thoroughly convinced this was a volcanic Italian wine; it seemed to have the black fruit and the sulphuric reduction that I've found in so many of them. But it was the hint of green that was drawing me away from that. Fairly ripe, but fully restrained, with a generous amount of earth to balance out that fruit. Very, very nice.

  • Moonie Likes this wine: 94 points

    December 16, 2017 - Decanted about two hours. First impressions forest floor, fruit muted and fine tannins. Later the fruit come forward. Dried fruits and a bit of spice and pepper with some sweet notes. Many years of life ahead. Great performance for a lesser vintage.

  • Lordswood wrote: 91 points

    April 8, 2017 - Amazing funky forest fruit nose on opening, but tasted a little lean, with cranberries and raspberries dominating. A double decant and a one hour wait and it was back on prime form. Superb forest fruits, length and balanced soft tannins and acidity.

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  • By Jancis Robinson
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1997
  • Type Red
  • Producer Domaine Tempier
  • Varietal Mourvedre Blend
  • Designation Cuvée Spéciale
  • Vineyard Cabassaou
  • Country France
  • Region Provence
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Bandol

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 54 (55%)
  • Consumed 44 (45%)

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