Had a Glass: 2010 Domaine Tempier Bandol Rosé

Vintage: 2010
Producer: Domaine Tempier
Variety: Mourvedre Blend
Designation: Rosé
Region: France
Sub-region: Provence, Bandol
ABV: 13.0%
Price: $39 (Marquis)

He says: There’s a bit of romance associated with this bottle for me, as we first had this on our honeymoon while in Hanalei, Kaua’i, of all places. It was perfect with our seafood-heavy menu and cheese course. Super versatile, and well-balanced. Last year, this was impossible to find locally, but Marquis seems to have some stock of this year’s release. Buy now. Enjoy tomorrow.

She says: What makes this Rosé special (other than its honeymoon status) is that it has a savoury quality that balances its fruit and floral elements. Whilst I love to just sit and sip Rosé, you can also sit, sip and ponder over this wine as it evolves in your glass. It definitely has more depth than the average bottle.

Tasting note

Looks like: Clear, med- salmon
Smells like: Clean, med+ intensity, youthful, red fruit, strawberry, raspberry, citrus
Tastes like: Dry, med acidity, med body, med intensity, low tannin, red fruit, citrus, spice, lemon, cream soda, med alcohol, med+ finish
Summary: Very good, Ready to drink but can keep

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