About This Wine
The 2013 Côtes de Tablas shows an explosive minty noseof blueberry, licorice, black plum and pepper. There'spowerful fruit on the front palate, then firming up with great tannins on the back. There's a luxurious texture,with nice granular tannins and a minty garrigue cooling and lingering on the finish. Drink for the next decade or more.
|Varietal(s)||Grenache Shiraz/Syrah Counoise|
|Brand||Tablas Creek Vineyard|
Wine Spectator – Supple and balanced, with pretty wild flower and raspberry aromas and sleek flavors of smoky red plum, herbes de Provence and loamy mineral. Grenache, Syrah, Counoise a.nd Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2020
Robert Parker/Wine Advocate – A year in, year out excellent value, the 2013 Cotes de Tablas (55% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Counoise and 5% Mourvedre, raised mostly in foudre) offers pretty, juicy and lively aromas and flavors of crunchy black cherries, blackberries, peppery herbs, and underbrush. Medium-bodied, balanced and easy drinking, it still has the depth and class to evolve for a 7-8 years (I know as we had just finished an '05 retrospective)