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Tablas Creek 2012 Esprit de Tablas Red, Paso Robles

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95 Points - new release                         
New release of Tablas Creek's highest-scoring red rhone from Paso Robles. Limited.


95 Points Antonio Galloni:  "A big, explosive wine, the 2012 Esprit de Tablas is warm and ample on the palate, very much in the style of the year, yet there is plenty of power lying in reserve.  In 2012, Syrah plays a larger role than in both the 2010 and 2011, which is felt in the wine broad, expansive personality.  This is going to be a fascinating Esprit to follow over the coming years..."

94 Points Robert Parker:  "More serious and rich, the 2012 Esprit de Tablas exhibits Mourvèdre dominated aromas and flavors, with plenty of tree bark, crushed flowers, underbrush and black and blue fruit to go with medium to full-bodied richness and depth. There’s another level of mid-palate richness and tannin here, so I suspect it will benefit from short-term cellaring. Drink 2016-2022...

...This Paso Robles outpost is owned by two Francophiles, Frenchman Francois Perrin (owners of the Rhone Valley's Chateau Beaucastel) and Robert Haas. Seeking out steep limestone ridges near the Pacific Ocean, Tablas Creek was a work in progress for its first four to five years, but it has come on like gang-busters in the 21st century.  The wines are striking."

 


Type: Other Reds




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