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'Greatest rosé in the world' – Robert Parker on Domaine Tempier

We’re delighted to offer you the wines from the iconic Peyraud family of Domaine Tempier in Bandol, France. Producing deep and structured wines of such refinement and longevity has made Domaine Tempier a true 'grand cru de Provence'.

Alongside their famous Tempier Bandol Rosé, which sells out upon release every year, Mourvèdre finds its truest expression in their rare and long-ageing Bandol reds. We tasted the 2016 Tempier Cuvée Classique Bandol Rouge last week and it was fantastic! It has the darkest of fruits, a stone-like coolness with a savoury dried-herb edge and Cornas-like tannins. This wine will age phenomenally over the next few decades.

 

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'In Bandol, no other winery rivals the influence of Domaine Tempier in defining the identity of the appellation.'Wine Spectator

The 2018 Tempier Bandol Rosé is undoubtedly one of the world’s benchmark rosés. The domaine has developed a cult following with their Mourvèdre-based, fresh, pure-fruited yet savoury spiced, finely structured rosé of near-unparalleled longevity. A vertical showed Jancis Robinson that 'this iconic Provençal rosé could last as long as 30 years'. She went on to say, 'the 1988 Tempier rosé was probably the finest pink I have ever drunk.'

To complete the trio, the 2017 Tempier Bandol Blanc is based on Clairette Blanche and is fine, salty and aromatic with both texture and richness. Terroir-driven with wonderful soul, it too will age for a decade or more.

Please note, these wines are all extremely limited.

 

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