New Release By Farr & Domaine Tempier

by Hugh French | Jun 29, 2018


New Release By Farr & Domaine Tempier

This week at MW we are very pleased to be offering the latest releases from Geelong rockstar By Farr and Bandol icon Domaine Tempier.

Gary Farr's plantings from the 90s in Bannockburn seem to produce better fruit every year and these 2016 reds are every bit as delicious as the stunning 2015s released last year. We met with Nick last week who was in great form talking us through his new releases. Highlighting the elegance of the 2016 vintage, the wines are pretty and aromatic with real depth and texture, despite there being some challenges in the vineyard. Easily gluggable now but you just know they'll reward patience in the cellar.

We love Bandol! It probably has a bad reputation off the back of some pretty unhygienic winemaking back in the 90s and early 2000s, but the wines we've tasted over the last 10-12 years indicate that this is no longer an issue. Tempier are probably my favourite Bandol producer for reds (Chateau de Pibarnon for Rosé) and this 2015 Cuvee is awesome. Think pure red fruit, a savoury edge and that awesome funk you can only get from Mataro/Mourvedre (the good kind of funk). Bang for buck, Bandol is an absolute bargain so if you don't have any experience with them give it a shot before people cotton on and the prices start to rise.
Mick Dowling, MW Wines

All wines below are available now at our special offer prices for the next 7 days only.




By Farr



“The wines we make are not mainstream—they are expressions of our vineyard, our land and what we like to drink. That is what we promise to deliver.”
Nick Farr, By Farr

2017 Chardonnay
Usually $89 - Special Offer $79 - Add to Cart

The trademark characteristics of the wine produced on our site are understated power and length with a mineral finish. The wine has a great fruit expression that is well integrated with French oak. The soil characteristics have come through in the style of wine we have today. The palate is fine but firm, with great acidity, texture and length. This wine is rich in flavour, yet very refined.
Producer Notes, By Farr

2016 Farrside Pinot Noir
Usually $89 - Special Offer $79 - Add to Cart

Each vintage of Farrside Pinot Noir exhibits more masculinity, structure and savoury components, while deep meaty, spicy and mineral flavours also continue to evolve. A balanced array of red and black fruits, Farrside Pinot Noir is fresh and edgy with bucketloads of character. This is a firm yet delicate wine with a long-textured finish.
Producer Notes, By Farr

2016 Sangreal Pinot Noir
Usually $89 - Special Offer $79 - Add to Cart

Each year the same descriptive notes come to mind for this wine: seductive, perfumed, seamless balance and moreish. It is a site that wavers very little in more difficult vintages and excels in the great ones—this is the backbone of By Farr wines. The alluring characters of this vineyard, combined with red fruits, whole bunch, acidity and oak, have produced a beautifully interwoven expression of site and vintage. That’s what it’s all about.
Producer Notes, By Farr

2016 Shiraz
Usually $70 - Special Offer $58 - Add to Cart

A powerful nose, with the depth and complexity of cool-climate Shiraz. This wine is spiced with pepper and mineral elements, leaning towards earthy. The co-fermented Viognier adds a little richness to both the bouquet and palate, which has a very pleasant sweetness to start, followed by intense fruit and earthy long tannins to complete the delicate structure and overall elegance of the wine.
Producer Notes, By Farr




Domaine Tempier



"In Bandol, no other winery rivals the influence of Domaine Tempier in defining the identity of the appellation."
Wine Spectator

2015 Bandol 'Cuvee Classique'
750mL Usually $79 - Special Offer $69 - Add to Cart
Magnum Usually $169- Special Offer $140 - Add To Cart

A deep ruby colour. Aroma's of dark fruit. Intense smooth tannins. After 5 or 6 years of ageing, the wine will develop notes of leather, forest-floor and small red fruit.
At Domaine Tempier grapes from our different vineyards are skillfully blended to create this wine, made up of between 70 and 75% Mourvedre (depending on the year) combined with Grenache, Cinsault and a hint (2%) of old Carignan.This fruity, well balanced wine can be enjoyed after 3 or 4 years, but develops extremely pleasant tertiary aromas (leather, animal and undergrowth) with further ageing. The wine’s balance gives it an ageing potential of 15 years or more.
Producer Notes,Domaine Tempier




These wines are available now at our special offer prices for the next 7 days only. To place your order follow the links in this email or return the attached form to us by email, by fax on 03 9419 6970 or by or calling us on 03 9419 6990.



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