This is blend of 46% Mourvedre, 31% Syrah, 18% Grenache, and 5% Counoise grapes.  Tasted from a 375ml bottle.  In a full bottle, these will age wonderfully.  In this format, they should still age well, but this was a great chance to check in on the wine.  Deep ruby in color.  The nose has plums, black raspberries, black cherries, spice and char.  On the palate, this has a lovely texture.  Energetic.  Medium tannins.  Right now, the black cherries dominate but that will change as it ages.  Delicious.  Good finish.  This should be versatile with food and go well with fowl or meat dishes and roasted veggies too.  In a full bottle, this will require a few more years of ageing and then be good for ten to twenty more after that.  The Tablas Creek website has a wonderful vintage chart for their wines that they keep updated.  It can be found here:  https://tablascreek.com/uploads/pos/fact-sheet/vintage_chart.pdf

 

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Grade: 
A
Score: 
94
Vintage: 
2016
Current Price: 
$55.00USD

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