Red

2012 Domaine Tempier Bandol Cabassaou

Mourvèdre Blend

  • France
  • Provence
  • Bandol
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • BerkeleyBoy Does not like this wine: 88 points

    May 26, 2020 - Slow ox'd for an hour before dinner. It was the first try of a dozen bottles I stashed in my basement 3-4 years ago and it wasn't worth the storage space. There was a background flavor that came through on the finish that was a party basher. Not that we were having much of a party to begin with. A $10 Rhone would have been more pleasant.

    The flavor was a brown mudpie that stuck mid-palate, earthy in a bad way. We just had to put it in the fridge and open another bottle. The second day was better and the mudpie had moved on, but still not something I would admit having paid the hefty price tag.

    I haven't had much luck at all with the Tempier brand. My last one was a bretty La Migoua.

  • EirikM wrote: 92 points

    October 14, 2016 - A wine built with structure and stuffing to develop for another decade (at least), but also very enjoyable now. Very well crafted, great balance and a sense of completeness also in its youth. Dark fruit, spices/dried herbs and a sense of warm earth (but not really alcoholic heat) on the nose. Full bodied, with slightly drying but elegant tannins. Good length with a bit of chocolate on the finish.

  • d'Artagnan wrote: 93 points

    June 30, 2016 - Lunch au Quartier Général: Un nez de fruit rouge et d'épices, qui évoque Châteauneuf du Pape.
    Le vin montre une belle fraicheur et une élégance certaine, avec du fruit, je croyais à un Beaucastel 2012, ce qui n'est pas si mauvais comme erreur. Après dévoilement, je suis sidéré que ce soit cette cuvée, qui est habituellement sévère en jeunesse. Celle-ci est d'une buvabilité étonnante, certainement le Cabassaou le plus civilisé et approchable que j'ai goûté. Dans ce millésime réputé léger, on a visé très juste, en privilégiant la finesse. Superbe. 93 pts

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  • sehill Likes this wine: 92 points

    April 30, 2016 - Decanted and poured, this wine gave an excellent showing. Compared to the recently tasted 2011, the 2012 seems more firm and reserved. The palate shows a high degree of structure that make the wine seem reserved and somewhat unyielding. The components are here to develop and improve with additional bottle age. On this occasion the wine benefits from decanting. This wine drinks well now with airing and some patience. The wine gives the overall impression that it will benefit from additional bottle age.

  • wgmccallum Likes this wine: 94 points

    November 8, 2015 - Dark ruby. Finely integrated aromas of earth, flowers, plums on the complex nose. Concentrated juice on the palate, wonderful full finish with deep fruit flavor, ringing acids, and firm tannic support. A rich and wonderful wise wine. 50 + 17 + 18 + 9.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Domaine Tempier
  • Varietal Mourvèdre Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Cabassaou
  • Country France
  • Region Provence
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Bandol

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 8 (5%)
  • In Cellars 133 (83%)
  • Consumed 19 (12%)

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