2016 Tempier Bandol Classique

2016 Tempier Bandol Classique

91 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
2016 Tempier Bandol Classique
91 Points Parker's Wine Advocate

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A special red from Bandol on the Mediterranean coast of Provence. The local Mourvedre grape's richness and dimension is here captured by boutique legends Domaine du Tempier. But they also maintain a modern sense of cleanliness, freshness and balance. Among the great names in French red, this superb Bandol can be cellared or enjoyed now.

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$54.99 in mixed 6+ or $61.99 per bottle



Mourvedre usually with Grenache, Cinsault and Carignan

Its Origins

"Easily the most widely recognized estate in Bandol, Domaine Tempier has been run by the Peyraud family since 1936. Today, with the passing of Lucien Peyraud in 1996 and the retirement of sons Francois and Jean-Marie, the estate is run by the tall, energetic and talented Daniel Ravier—who speaks with a refreshing honesty and humility. Looking at the reds, the estate fashions four cuvees, a classic Bandol from a mix of terroirs, and three single vineyards—La Migoua, La Tourtine and Cabassaou. Lying outside the village of Le Beausset, the La Migoua vineyard is the highest elevation site of the three and sits at 270 meters above sea level; it consists of diverse clay and limestone soils. Possessing the smallest amount of Mourvèdre (~55%) and the most Grenache, this cuvee is always slightly less powerful and rich than the other two single vineyards, yet is always the most perfumed and complex. The La Tourtine parcel lies at a slightly lower elevation, in the Castellet region, and is more homogeneously clay soils. This parcel yields a powerful, rich, concentrated and surprisingly polished Bandol that has the fruit and texture to impress in its youth, yet the concentration to age beautifully." Parker's Wine Advocate, Jeb Dunnuck

What The Critics Say

89-91/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Jeb Dunnuck (2014 vintage)

"An impressive barrel sample, the 2014 Bandol Cuvee Classique shows surprising depth and concentration in the vintage. Notes of dark fruits, mineral and peppery, Provencal herbs all emerge from this medium to full-bodied, beautifully pure, elegant 2014 that should drink reasonably well on release."

16.5/20 Jancis Robinson (2014 vintage)

"Just racked. They refer to this as the Cuvée Classique, but it isn't labelled as such. Racy and clean. Very warm and yet with sufficient acid."

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This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB



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