Tuesday Quick Sip – 2006 Domaine Tempier Bandol

2006 Domaine Tempier Bandol

Wine Info -

Region: Southern France, Le Plan du Castellet

Appellation: Bandol AOC

Grapes: 75% Mourvedre, 22% Grenache and Cinsault, 3% Carignan

Oak Aging: 18 months (minimum AOC requirements for Bandol)

Price: $45

2006DomaineTempierBandolMy Tasting Notes –

Nose: funky (not “bretty”), wet earth, red cherry

Taste: eucalyptus, cedar, blackberry, leather, herbs, cherry and black pepper

Mouthfeel: medium to full bodied, round and polished with leathery tannins

Finish: long!

This was GREAT! I got to sample this at work the other day and I wish I could have had a whole glass of it. The Bandol was a bit tight on the nose, as it was popped and poured, but the palate was super expressive and lively. The mouthfeel was extremely polished with enough tannic grip to pull the reigns and give some structure to the everlasting finish. MMM!

Cheers!

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2 thoughts on “Tuesday Quick Sip – 2006 Domaine Tempier Bandol

  1. I love Domaine Tempier. They make incredible reds and roses. I actually just bought a 2008 Rose last evening, and I have several bottles of red, of a few different vintages, in my cellar.

  2. Tempier makes really great Bandol. These wines can age for quite a long time too. Mourvedre is such an interesting grape varietal that will no doubt find it’s stride in the cult wine scene somewhere. Cheers!

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