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2011 Domaine Tempier Bandol Rose
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92 Points | International Wine Cellar , July 2012

(50% mourvedre, 28% grenache, 20% cinsault and 2% carignan):  Light orange-pink.  Heady aromas of pit fruits, orange pith, strawberry and white flowers, with a subtle herbal quality in the background.  Fleshy, palate-staining nectarine and red berry flavors are braced by zesty minerality and show impressive depth.  Clings with impressive tenacity and leaves suave floral and candied citrus notes behind.

90 Points | Wine Spectator

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About Provence

Provence, which stretches from Nîmes to Nice, is best known as a bottomless source of pink wine. But across the region, numerous Provence appellations produce highly distinctive red wines that express multiple variations on a ripe, Southern theme; the most famous appellation is Bandol, which is noted for powerful game- and earth-scented red wines based on the sturdy, late-ripening Mourvedre grape.
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Mourvedre

A sparsely planted variety found predominantly in the southern Rhone, Provence, and elsewhere near the Mediterranean coast, Mourvedre is best known for its place in powerful game and earth-scented reds. One is mostly likely to encounter the grape in wines from the southern Rhone. Here, Mourvedre takes its place blended with...
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