The 2012 Domaine Tempier Bandol Rose is an icon widely considered one of the best roses in the world. The wine intertwines fruit, floral, citrus and mineral aromas with well-rounded and balanced silky flavors of red berries, peach and pomegranate and delicate hints of spice and herbs. The beautifully balanced finish is one of acidic balance giving beautiful, silky texture and the pleasant freshness of known of this classic and elegant rose.
Blend: 50% Mourvedre, 28% Grenache, 20% Cinsault, 2% Carignan
"Light, bright orange-pink. Complex scents of fresh red berries, nectarine and orange zest, with a sexy floral overtone. Silky and expansive on the palate, offering juicy cherry and pit fruit flavors and an exotic touch of honey. A dusty mineral quality adds bite and lift to the strikingly long, chewy, floral back end."
International Wine Cellar
"Always one of the top 2-3 roses produced (from anywhere – and it’s priced as such), the 2012 Bandol Rose (50% Mourvedre, 28% Grenache, 20% Cinsault and the balance Carignan) has fantastic notes of rose petal, orange rind, citrus blossom and distinct minerality on the nose. Classy, elegant and yet beautifully textured and long, even showing some structure, it’s a knockout rose to drink with food over the coming 2-4 years."
The Wine Advocate