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Tempier Bandol Rouge 2018

Rhone Blends - Red from Bandol, Provence, France
LRVF 93
B&D 93
JS 91
FWR 91
14.0% ABV
Item # 337429

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750ml
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93 points La Revue du Vin de France: "The 2018 vintage, which survived the deluge, announces very elegant reds, without excess power. They will evolve in finesse but are already proving to be very indulgent without lacking in depth. Behind a fine reduction and beautiful aromas of raspberry, the "classic" Bandol 2018 develops with an astonishing smoothness of structure. An elegance that already makes it accessible. (2021)"

93 points Bettane & Desseauve Guide (2022).

91 points James Suckling: "Aromas of dark fruit with plums, blackberries and some iron and black cherries. Bark, too. Full to medium body with concrete undertones to the dark fruit. Delicate center palate, but finishes creamy and flavorful with light chewiness and dusty texture. Drink now. (5/30/21)"

91 points Fine Wine Review: "From a challenging vintage, this wine isn’t at the level of 2011 or 2016, but it is a great success, nonetheless. The wine features dark Mourvèdre fruit with a sensual texture in a medium-weight body. It drinks well already. Cork closure. 14% stated alcohol. (6/21/22)"

This powerful, Mourvèdre-dominant blend provides a savory surprise from southern France’s Provence region. Bold flavors of juicy dark fruit, black currants, garrigue spice, crushed flowers, balsamic, and cedar are balanced by robust tannins and truckloads of natural acidity. Serve this intensely flavor-packed wine with burgers, Mediterranean-inspired dishes, or steaks on the grill.
93 points La Revue du Vin de France: "The 2018 vintage, which survived the deluge, announces very elegant reds, without excess power. They will evolve in finesse but are already proving to be very indulgent without lacking in depth. Behind a fine reduction and beautiful aromas of raspberry, the "classic" Bandol 2018 develops with an astonishing smoothness of structure. An elegance that already makes it accessible. (2021)"

93 points Bettane & Desseauve Guide (2022).

91 points James Suckling: "Aromas of dark fruit with plums, blackberries and some iron and black cherries. Bark, too. Full to medium body with concrete undertones to the dark fruit. Delicate center palate, but finishes creamy and flavorful with light chewiness and dusty texture. Drink now. (5/30/21)"

91 points Fine Wine Review: "From a challenging vintage, this wine isn’t at the level of 2011 or 2016, but it is a great success, nonetheless. The wine features dark Mourvèdre fruit with a sensual texture in a medium-weight body. It drinks well already. Cork closure. 14% stated alcohol. (6/21/22)"

This powerful, Mourvèdre-dominant blend provides a savory surprise from southern France’s Provence region. Bold flavors of juicy dark fruit, black currants, garrigue spice, crushed flowers, balsamic, and cedar are balanced by robust tannins and truckloads of natural acidity. Serve this intensely flavor-packed wine with burgers, Mediterranean-inspired dishes, or steaks on the grill.
Product SKU 337429
Producer Tempier
Country France
Region Provence
SubRegion Bandol
Varietal Rhone Blends - Red
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color Red
Blend 75% Mourvèdre, 14% Grenache, 9% Cinsault, 2% Carignan
ABV 14.0%
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