We’ve locked in Nov 1st. 5:15 pm kick-off. Will be at our home. Will dm the address to those confirmed.
I’ve been fascinated by Domaine Tempier’s red wines ever since I made the mistake of walking from the train station to the Domaine (spoiler - it’s far) one summer day years ago. Without invitation (it was my first time in France so I was ignorant), I was received, in a very sweaty state, with such warmth and kindness. The wines were different, still are, and fascinating. To cap it off, at the end, I was given a lift back into town, it was delivery day, with some of the family.
I now have some bottles I believe are approaching prime and I’d like to share them with the same hospitality and warmth as I first discovered them.
From my cellar, I’ll start the list with: 1990 La Tourtine, 1995 Cabassaou, 1998 La Migoua
@phil.lukeman : 2007 Chateau Pradeaux - Bandol X 10 Ans d’Elevage + Interesting mystery
@Sam_Kwak : 2004 La Tourtine, 1988 Pradeaux
@david_s: 2012 Rouge + Sparkling
@PeterB: bandol rose (probably Pradeaux) and 2019 Tempier Bandol La Migoua
@Joseph_Grassa +1: TBD - 2012 La Tourtine 1.5L and 2020 Tempier Rose mag
Joceyln: 2011 Pibarnon and 2021 Tempier blanc or 2018 Tempier Rose
Brad +1: 2000 La Migoua Mag + 2004 La migoua Mag
As most know, these wines really need some age on them to sing. While I’m not opposed to some infanticide (makes for interesting learning), I think it would be best if everyone was bringing at least 1 wine firmly in its drinking window. I’m equally unopposed to other wines in the style (extra interesting), but we should keep it majority Tempier.
Food: Will be cooking. Starting with artichauts a la barigoule or tomates à la Provençale, olive tapenade. main event as some French racks of lamb. Will divide up grocery cost. Please DM if you have dietary restrictions.
Please reply with your name, what bottles you would bring, and as wide a range of date avails as possible