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2006 Tablas Creek - Esprit de Beaucastel Panoplie

  • 95 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend

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SKU: 182200-2006
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    (68% mourvedre, 27% grenache and 5% syrah) Bright ruby color. Deeper dark fruits on the nose than the |basic| Esprit. Also more brooding and slow-to-unfold, eventually giving up black cherry, tobacco, licorice and candied plum. A big, rich mouthful of wine, displaying a full range of black and blue fruits and a velvety texture. The finish is utterly seamless, and endless. Today I prefer the elegance of the previous wine but this is built for the long haul.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    A blockbuster offering is the 2006 Panoplie (68% Mourvedre, 27% Grenache, and 5% Syrah). Aged in large wood foudres and the smaller demi-muids, this beauty reveals notes of soy, roasted herbs, gamy animal, and copious quantities of black and blue fruits. With superb texture, full-bodied richness, and a long finish, it should drink nicely for 10-15 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Well-balanced, intense yet elegant. Full-bodied, showing vivid blueberry and wild berry flavors, with hints of nutmeg, cedar and coconut. Ends with a long, complex finish that shows a pleasant loamy, earthy quality. Mourvedre, Grenache, Syrah and Counoise. Drink now through 2014. 3,500 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: MacBlythe

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 130 bottles owned
  • 30 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 30 collectors)