Tablas Creek Esprit De Tablas Rouge 2021
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The Tablas Creek Vineyard 2021 Esprit de Tablas Rouge stands proudly as the flagship red blend, a harmonious symphony crafted from the estate’s finest grape varieties, rooted in the rich heritage of the Château de Beaucastel estate. This wine represents the quintessence of Rhône-style winemaking, with a diverse blend of varieties meticulously chosen to create a sensory masterpiece.
In the glass, the wine reveals a deep and alluring character. The nose is an enchanting invitation, offering aromas of new leather, sweet spice, currants, and dark chocolate. Upon the first sip, the palate experiences a broad and opulent embrace. Flavors of flourless chocolate cake, black plum, meaty richness, and a captivating nutty mincemeat pie element unfold gracefully. The finish is a crescendo of brambly blackberry, black fig, and silky milk chocolate, accompanied by chewy tannins that foretell years of evolving complexity. While immensely appealing in its youth, this wine also possesses the structure and intensity to reward those who cellar it, promising enjoyment over the next 25 years.
Wine Advocate awards the Esprit de Tablas Rouge 2021 an impressive 96 points, describing its medium ruby color and noting the aromas of black cherries, blueberries, tea leaves, tobacco, and orange peel. The palate is praised for its balance, concentration, and rustic nuances, finishing with earthy and spicy accents.
Vinous bestows a remarkable 97 points, highlighting its perfumed bouquet of dusty rose, raspberry, lavender, and wet stone. The wine’s juicy waves of ripe red and blue fruit, mineral nuances, sweet tannins, and primary concentration create a truly captivating experience, while its cellar potential is underscored.
The Tablas Creek Esprit de Tablas Rouge 2021 exemplifies the winery’s dedication to crafting exceptional Rhône-style wines in California. With its complexity, depth, and aging potential, it stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of this remarkable estate.