Tablas Creek Esprit de Beaucastel Rouge Premier 2008
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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 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...91-93" WA 08/10
Reviews & Rankings
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Robert Parker: 93 points
Wine Spectator: 90 points
by Critic Ratings on 20-12-2014
Excellent white Rhone blend from Paso. This has that nice tropical fruit profile along with a hint of butterscotch, almond and honey. Still fresh and going strong for an '08. There is medium acidity and the finish is medium long.
by vin0vin0 on 22-11-2014
Wonderful blended flavors of sweet, dark cherries, flowers and spices. Wonderful perfume, juiciness and a very harmonious finish. Great balance and depth. It's layered, complex and very flavorful. Really nice!
by VegasOenophile on 30-01-2012
by akren on 18-02-2011