2006 Domaine Tempier, Bandol Rosé
It’s summer, and that means one thing: Rosé! And Rosé from Domaine Tempier is the classic; the real deal. Although it is made from the same grapes as many of our other southern French rosés, Mourvèdre, Grenache and Cinsault, this one is in a class by itself. At $35.00 this is a wine to savor and enjoy, but do enjoy it soon. We got just enough for the club and if, by some chance, there is any left after that, there will be some serious arm wrestling in the back room for them. Enjoy!
2005 Godolphin, by Ben Glaetzer
The Glaetzer family has been making wine in the Barossa Valley since their arrival from Germany in the late 1800s. Father Colin helped establish the name as synonymous with high quality Australian wine and now his son Ben is taking winemaking to even greater heights. His Godolphin is being lauded in the wine press as: “representing the apogee of Ben Glaetzer’s winemaking talents;” “earth-shatteringly brilliant;” “nearly perfect.” We were just happy to get enough to put in this month’s club, and we’ll let you decide. Made from 80% Shiraz (from 85-year old vines) and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon (from 60-year-old vines), this wine has great power and elegance, lots of black fruit and can be drunk now, or held up to 12 to 15 years. If we can get any more, it is $60.