Domaine Tempier

Cabassaou Bandol Mourvèdre Blend

9.36 ratings
9.62 pro ratings
Bandol, Provence, France
Mourvedre, Syrah, Cinsault
Lamb, Pasta, Beef, Chili & Hot Spicy, Hard Cheese, Potato, Mushrooms, Salami & Prosciutto, Pork, White Rice, Tomato-Based, Pungent Cheese, Venison, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

Dark Ruby red almost Black in colour. Dense on nose after decanting - quite closed restrained and latent needing time and swirling to open up. After 2 hours a nice plummy earthy perfume coming through. On the palate plummy tarry notes with cherry. Dusty and discreet Barb thought. Ultra savoury with very fine grained tannins. A great match with Lamb Chops. I’m not familiar with all of the individual Cuvées of Domaine Tempier but I believe Cabassaou is regarded as top of the tree - the others being La Miguoa and La Tourtine. Medium weight with medium plus intensity. Probably the best straight Mourvèdre I’ve ever had. Footnote: It appears this is a blend of at least 90% Mourvèdre with some Syrah and a little Cinsault.

Dark Ruby red almost Black in colour. Dense on nose after decanting - quite closed restrained and latent needing time and swirling to open up. After 2 hours a nice plummy earthy perfume coming through. On the palate plummy tarry notes with cherry. Dusty and discreet Barb thought. Ultra savoury with very fine grained tannins. A great match with Lamb Chops. I’m not familiar with all of the individual Cuvées of Domaine Tempier but I believe Cabassaou is regarded as top of the tree - the others being La Miguoa and La Tourtine. Medium weight with medium plus intensity. Probably the best straight Mourvèdre I’ve ever had. Footnote: It appears this is a blend of at least 90% Mourvèdre with some Syrah and a little Cinsault.

1 person found it helpfulNov 29th, 2020
Kevin Cahoon

Garrique, baked earth, wild fennel aromas wrapped by blackberry, blackberry and black current fruit. Tannins are rich but fruit fruit driven. Lots of spiced black fruit and hint of earth. Drunk to soon.

Garrique, baked earth, wild fennel aromas wrapped by blackberry, blackberry and black current fruit. Tannins are rich but fruit fruit driven. Lots of spiced black fruit and hint of earth. Drunk to soon.

Jan 4th, 2018
Peter Wasserman

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