2008 Tablas Creek Esprit De Beaucastel RougeMourvedre / Mataro / Monastrell / Garrut from United States
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"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 ...
- 94 Antonio Galloni - Piedmont Report
94 Antonio Galloni - Piedmont Report
"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. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2028."
"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."
94 - Antonio Galloni - Piedmont Report
|Varietal(s)||Mourvedre / Mataro / Monastrell / Garrut|
|Taste||blackberry, violet, oak, smoke, toast and vanilla|
|Nose||thyme, clove, cinnamon, black pepper and mint|