Espirit De Tablas Blanc


The 2012 Esprit de Tablas Blanc has an inviting nose of preserved lemon, panna cotta, green pear, buttered toast, anise and wet rocks. The mouth is rich but dry, with flavors of butterscotch, apple pie, marmalade, candied pineapple and ginger, and gentle acids keeping things clean. The long finish is luscious and spicy with lingering flavors of peach pit, gingersnap and mineral. Absolutely delicious now, so don’t feel bad about opening one soon. But it you want to age it, we expect it to go out 15 years or more and to gain nuttiness and complexity with time.


  • 75% Roussanne
  • 20% Grenache Blanc
  • 5% Picpoul Blanc
  • 13.5% Alcohol

92 points; “historic producer’s flagship blend”: Wine Enthusiast (Feb. 2015)

Outstanding Plus; “a unique wine with great character and appeal”: Underground Wine Letter (Aug. 2014)

92 points; “impeccably refined…loaded with class and style”: Antonio Galloni (July 2014)

92-93 points; “excellent clarity and persistence”: Tanzer’s I.W.C (Dec. 2013)

91-94 points; ” textured and rich, yet with smoking precision and focus”: Wine Advocate (Aug. 2013)