Tablas Creek Espirit de Tablas 2011

Tablas Creek Espirit de Tablas 2011
$58.99

SKU TBLACREKPASOROB

750ml

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The nose shows exuberant freshness, with Mourvedre's signature currant, black tea and roasted meat aromas, given lift by a tangy, winey note showing rosemary and mineral. The mouth is long, fine and balanced, lusher than the nose suggests, with flavors of licorice, spice, meat drippings and clove, mid-weight now (relatively soon after bottling) but with every expectation of deepening over coming months. We recommend that you hold the 2011 Esprit for a few months, then drink either between 2014 and 2016 or 2020-2040.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country California
Region Central Coast
Appellation Paso Robles
Brand Tablas Creek
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • we90

Wine EnthusiastVery dry and fairly tannic, it's severe on first sip and hard to appreciate, although there are some good black cherry, cola, leather, oak and black pepper flavors. It's complex in its own way, and gets better as it breathes in the glass. Give it a good, long decanting, and drink it now through 2018. The blend is Mourvèdre, Grenache, Syrah and Counoise, in that order.

Steve Heimoff, July 1, 2014
  • ws88

Wine SpectatorExhibits a complex, well-proportioned mix of road tar, dark berry, mocha, espresso and chicory, ending with a spicy tobacco edge. Mourvèdre, Grenache, Syrah and Counoise. Drink now through 2022. 4,100 cases made.

James Laube, 2014