Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: 2017 Tempier Bandol Rosé

Posted by Ian McFadden

When people see Tempier on offer, they buy without hesitation.

Every time that we offer Tempier Rosé, it blows up and we spend the next 24 hours digging our way out of emails.

Please note that 2017 Tempier Bandol Rosé is in-stock and ready for immediate delivery, including our next trip to the Hamptons on August 3rd.

Simply put, Tempier's Bandol Rosé is special. Few rosés combine deliciousness and seriousness the way that Tempier's does.

Young Tempier Rosé is absolutely delightful with enough depth and structure to stand up to almost any food that you throw at it.

It also belongs to a very small class of rosés that really flourish in the cellar. It shares this unique status with wines like Château Simone, Cotat and Valentini's Cerasuolo. Catching a Tempier with 5 or more years of age is delightful.

Tempier possesses a structure and complexity that makes it endlessly fascinating. The 2017 Rosé flaunts a zippy freshness and rigorous depth and structure. The combination makes for very exciting drinking. The classic profile is on bold display - flowers, herbs, citrus, spice and a subtle, scorched earth minerality.

Tempier has served as the standard-bearer of Bandol for well over a half-century. Levi Dalton's I'll Drink To That! interview with Tempier's winemaker Daniel Ravier is well worth listening to for insight into the domaine.

Before wrapping up, I strongly suggest that you don't hesitate to pick some up. History tells me that the 2017 won't stick around for long.

To order, email or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits