2008 Tablas Creek - Esprit de Beaucastel 750ml

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2008 Tablas Creek - Esprit de Beaucastel

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International Wine Cellar | 93

($50; 38% mourvedre, 30% grenache, 26% syrah and 6% counoise) Bright red. Enticing aromas of raspberry, potpourri, licorice and fresh herbs. Lush, broad and sweet but structured, with an exotic candied fruit quality giving this dense, well-constituted wine plenty of early sex appeal. Finishes sweet and spicy, with a fine dusting of tannins and outstanding length. This is already delicious but has the balance to age.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 153

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Wine Advocate | 94

The 2008 Esprit de Beaucastel flows with sweet dark cherries, flowers, tobacco and spices. It is a beautiful, classically built wine graced with striking inner perfume, lovely mid-palate juiciness and a round, utterly harmonious finish. Well-integrated, silky tannins linger on the close. This is a fabulous wine from Tablas Creek. My sense is that the wine should be tasted upon release and then again only after a number of years in bottle. In 2008 the blend is 38% Mourvedre, 30% Grenache, 26% Syrah and 6% Counoise.

Drink Dates: 2018-2028
Author: Antonio Galloni
Issue: 196

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Wine Spectator | 90

Offers a complex array of ripe cherry, wild berry and plum, with touches of mineral, presented in a supple, elegant, well-integrated style, with dark red berry flavors forming the core.

Drink Dates: 2011-2020
Author: James Laube


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Score: 90
Author: Mcaz
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 11/27/2011
Score: 92
Author: Kottabos
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 05/30/2011
Crystal clear crimson in color and a nose of red fruit, anise, and spice. Absolutely delicious red fruit in harmony with acid and light, dusty tannins. Elegant and eminently food friendly, it will be interesting to see how this wine evolves over the next five years.
More Vintages and Sizes of Tablas Creek - Esprit de Beaucastel:

2009 (750ml)
2007 (1.5L)

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