(2009 Vintage) #37 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2011
The 2009 Côtes de Tablas shows a rich, minty nose with dark chocolate, cherry, leather, licorice and crushed rock. The mouth explodes with dark cherry, with nice chalky Grenache tannins giving firmness. The very long finish lingers with flavors of licorice, spice and cherry liqueur. Our most concentrated Côtes de Tablas ever; it should drink well young but also cellar happily for a decade.
Pairs well with grilled steaks, pasta with meat sauces, rich beef stews, spicy sausages.
Blend: 43% Grenache, 24% Syrah, 18% Counoise, 15% Mourvèdre
Wine Spectator(2003 Vintage) Rating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/05.
Robert Parker(2012 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 08/11/2014
Wine Spectator(2004 Vintage) Rating: 84/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/07
Ken's Wine Guide(2004 Vintage) The wine has a nice fruit friendly bouquet. On the palate, this wine has jammy fruit flavors that are a cross between raspberry and strawberry flavors. The wine closes quite dry and pretty long. E...