Domaine Tempier, Bandol, La Migoua 2018
Received in Original Carton
Meticulously crafted from a blend of premium Mourvèdre, Grenache, and Cinsault grapes, this wine offers an exquisite flavor profile with notes of black cherry, plum, and spice that dance on the palate. What truly sets this vintage apart is its ability to age gracefully and develop even greater depth and complexity over time.
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A rare combo of rustic and elegant at the same time. Crushed herbs and spice notes with an elegant freshness. 8/3/2023
Jeb Dunnuck in Wine Advocate
Easily the most widely recognized estate in Bandol, Domaine Tempier has been run by the Peyraud family since 1936. Today, with the passing of Lucien Peyraud in 1996 and the retirement of sons Francois and Jean-Marie, the estate is run by the tall, energetic and talented Daniel Ravier—who speaks with a refreshing honesty and humility. Looking at the reds, the estate fashions four cuvees, a classic Bandol from a mix of terroirs, and three single vineyards—La Migoua, La Tourtine and Cabassaou. Lying outside the village of Le Beausset, the La Migoua vineyard is the highest elevation site of the three and sits at 270 meters above sea level; it consists of diverse clay and limestone soils. Possessing the smallest amount of Mourvèdre (~55%) and the most Grenache, this cuvee is always slightly less powerful and rich than the other two single vineyards, yet is always the most perfumed and complex. (06/2016)