Tablas Creek Cotes de Tablas Rouge 2021 Rated 93-95WA
- Calculated at Checkout
- United States
- 90+ Point Wines
Still in barrel, the 2021 Côtes de Tablas is a blend of 47% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 15% Counoise and 8% Mourvedre. It opens with some tarry reduction at this stage over a core of blueberries, blackberries and cranberries, plus touches of underbrush and citrus peel. The medium-bodied palate is soft and supple, with a balance of concentrated, detailed flavors and mouthwatering acidity, and it boasts a long finish with alluring spicy accents.
Wine Tasting Notes
A pretty nose that speaks clearly of Mourvedre in its elderberry and blackcurrant fruit and its eucalyptus and soy marinade umami notes. On the palate, black cherry and musky mulberry fruit, new leather, and a loamy richness that suggests a lovely meaty note will develop with time. The firm but ripe tannins maintain order and lead to a long, spicy finish. This is an Esprit that will drink well young, but don't let this trick you into thinking it won't have the stuffing to age. Enjoy any time in the next 20-25 years.
47% Grenach, 30% Syrah, 15% Counoise, 8% Mourvedre