Here Today, Gone Tomorrow:
2021 Tempier Bandol Rosé

Posted by Ian McFadden

Simply put, Tempier's Bandol Rosé is special.

It's a wine that's seemingly loved by everyone and plays many roles for many different people.

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.

photo of bottle of Tempier Bandol Rose 21 750

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

Tempier's Rosé has an amazing ability to deliver both seriousness and joyful drinkability. It's hard to think of another rosé that pulls this off this well. It offers depth, power, and cut alongside a dazzling, bright backbone of minerality. It's one of those wines that no matter how much you purchase, you always end up feeling like you haven't bought enough.

Tempier possesses a structure and complexity that makes it endlessly fascinating. The 2021 rosé flaunts both a deep structure and a zippy freshness. The combination makes for very exciting drinking. The classic profile is on bold display - flowers, herbs, citrus, spice, and a subtle, scorched earth minerality.

When people see Tempier on offer, they buy without hesitation. I'm going to wrap this up. Please give us your ideal order, and we'll try our best.

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

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits


2021 Tempier, Domaine Bandol Rose

750 ml