2012 Cuvée Cabassaou Domaine Tempier

Grapes Mourvèdre
Colour Red
Origin France, Provence
Sub-district Bandol
ABV 14.5%

A relatively forward, sexy example of this cuvee (which is common in the vintage), the 2012 Cuvee Cabassaou Bandol Rouge has the classic wild perfume of the region in its roasted herbs, sweet blackberry fruits, graphite and Provencal Garrigue-scented bouquet. Full-bodied, supple, mouth-filling and already hard to resist, it has enough concentration to evolve gracefully for another decade at least. Drinking range: 2016 - 2026 Rating: 93-93 Jeb Dunnuck - (Jun 2016)

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Heady, complex nose. Already quite evolved on the nose. Very juicy – much more so than Cabassaou usually is. Racy and polished. Sinewy and long. Drinking range: 2016 - 2030 Rating: 17.5 Jancis Robinson MW OBE - 2015)

Domaine Tempier

Domaine Tempier is an old family estate, owned by the Peyrauds since Lucien Peyraud married Lucie Tempier in 1936. The family was largely instrumental in getting the appellation of Bandol established in 1941. The reds are the quintessential expression of Mourvèdre, grown on terraced vineyards on steep hills around the 'plan du Castellet'.

Traditional vinification using indigenous yeasts, the wines are aged in a variety of different sized oak (25 to 75hl) for between 18 and 20 months. These are wines which are capable of long ageing, but even young they have a finesse of fruit and earthy flavour, coupled with fine-grained tannins, which lift them above the generality of Provençal reds.

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