It has a Syrah-driven nose with aromas of black olive, liquorice and woodsmoke. On the palate, it displays a juicy core of spiced blackberry and plum. The finish is refreshing with bright acidity and fine-grained tannins.
"There's a strongly stony streak on the nose of this blend of 40% Syrah, 33% Grenache, 21% Mourvèdre, 3% Counoise and 3% Terret Noir, which also offers dried berry and purple-flower aromas. The palate is earthy and full of rocky flavors, yet also offers black-raspberry, red-plum and wild herb elements." 92 points, Wine Enthusiast
"This has a very pretty, spicy nose with black pepper, brambleberry pie, dried thyme and sage, iodine, licorice and bark. Medium-bodied with bright acidity, tangy fruit and a fresh, medium-chewy finish. Drink now or hold." 92 points, James Suckling
"Medium ruby-purple, the 2018 Patelin de Tablas is a blend of 40% Syrah, 33% Grenache, 21% Mourvèdre, 3% Counoise and 3% Terret Noir. It retains some rubbery aromas with notes of tar, soil and cassis. The medium to full-bodied palate has restrained flavors with a grainy frame, good freshness and an understated finish." 91 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Floral, raspberry, smoky bay leaf, black pepper; lively elegant." 90 points, Wine Spectator
Tablas Creek 'Patelin de Tablas' Rouge
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