Red

2006 Tablas Creek Esprit de Beaucastel Panoplie

Red Rhone Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Paso Robles
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Community Tasting Notes 26

  • tward Likes this wine: 94 points

    December 15, 2018 - A fantastic bottle over a couple of hours. Decanted for an hour or so prior to drinking. This bottle, purchased at auction, was clearly kept in excellent conditions as it shows maturity, but indicates years of development ahead - I'd say up to a decade, but that could be aggressive.

    This has the combination of deep, dark, rich, ripe fruit that is somehow never heavy that we find in the best CdPs. Roasted meat, aged meat, forest floor, mint, spices, plums and balsamic in the best possible way. Soy sauce notes, in a great way, as that descriptor would normally turn me off. The tongue was never coated and the palate never tired over hours of drinking through dinner and finishing after.

    I remember the 2006 Mourvedre was fantastic and I wish I'd have bought a case of that 10 years ago at a great price. This is a reminder of that. I'm not sure Tablas Creek's past several vintages are built the same way - with the richness and gamy elements, instead being a bit more Burgundian it has seemed. Not sure. Time will tell...

  • Foodchik Likes this wine: 92 points

    November 23, 2018 - Delicious, dark fruit in a powerful Mourvèdre blend. Earthy, meaty and still with many good years ahead. Browning at the edges, but not on the palate for me. Nice!

  • Bluethunder wrote: 92 points

    February 1, 2017 - Deep dark fruit, heavy, almost a chewy texture. Dark crimson color, spice, earthy elements. Interesting wine and enjoyable

  • drrobvino wrote: 92 points

    January 9, 2017 - Delicious Paso GSM blend.
    Nose shows woodsmoke, charred barrel, ripe plum, vanillin spice, and pepper.
    Palate reveals smooth, resolving tannins, alongside some alcoholic heat (15%), adequate acidity, and a long and enticing finish.
    Delicious, drink now through 2022.

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  • FChandler wrote: 91 points

    December 4, 2016 - Starting to brown a little on the edges. Not quite as youthful as I expected, but still a nice bottle overall. Ready to drink.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Red
  • Producer Tablas Creek
  • Varietal Red Rhone Blend
  • Designation Esprit de Beaucastel Panoplie
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Paso Robles

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 373 (57%)
  • Consumed 280 (43%)

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