Domaine Tempier Bandol Lulu and Lucien Rouge 1.5lt Magnum 2021


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Region: Bandol
Grapes: Mourvèdre, Grenache, Cinsault, Carignan
First Glance: Grippy, Rustic Charm, Spice, Dark Fruited

The Wine:
At Domaine Tempier, grapes from different vineyards are skillfully blended to create this wine, made up of between 70 and 75% Mourvèdre (depending on the year) combined with Grenache, Cinsault and a hint (2%) of old Carignan. 

Clusters are hand-selected in the vineyard and in the cellar; de-stemmed, crushed and put into concrete vats for 3 to 4 weeks to ferment naturally with indigenous yeasts. Elevage is for 18 months in large old foudres

The Review:
Tom Wolf - Kermit Lynch 
"Much like 1981 or 2013, 2021 has turned out a beautiful and classically styled Bandol rouge, full of finesse and grip. Stony and dark-fruited, this is one to dig into now—after a brief decant—alongside slow-roasted lamb, venison, or a wild mushroom ragoût."