Tablas Creek Esprit Blanc de Tablas 2018 Rated 94-95VM
$94.99 $88.99 price per bottle
VinoUS Media Review
Limpid, chartreuse-hued straw. A highly complex bouquet evokes fresh citrus and orchard fruits, buttered toast and pungent flowers, and hints of fennel and salty minerals emerge with air. Shows superb depth and energy, offering juicy orange, pear nectar, sweet butter and chamomile flavors that firm up slowly on the back half. Powerful yet graceful in style, displaying sharp focus and minerally thrust on a strikingly long finish that features lingering floral and orchard fruit notes. (Josh Raynolds)
The Esprit de Tablas Blanc is a classic Esprit Blanc, with aromatics dominated by non-fruit descriptors: mineral, sea spray, grilled bread and a hint of non-toasted oak. The mouth is dramatically rich and broad, with the vintage's acidity showing in the front palate, rich Roussanne in the mid-palate, and a hint of tannin from the Grenache Blanc on the long, nutty finish. A fascinating combination of rich and very dry. Still a baby, this is a serious white to age for up to 15 years or more.