2008 Tablas Creek Esprit De Beaucastel Rouge
Mourvedre / Mataro / Monastrell / Garrut
blackberry, violet, oak, smoke, toast and vanilla
thyme, clove, cinnamon, black pepper and mint
"A blend of 38% Mourvedre, 30% Grenache, 36% Syrah, and the rest Counoise, the 2008 Esprit de Beaucastel has notes of graphite, damp earth, forest floor, underbrush, and loads of blue and red fruits. A distinctively peppery, spicy, earthy wine with medium to full body, this will be an early drinker and best consumed in its first 5-7 years of life."