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Wed Mar 29, 2006 12:01 pm

WTN: Older TablasCreek White & Red...(short/boring)

by TomHill » Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:53 pm

Tried these two last night from my archives:
1. TablasCreek Bergeron Estate/PasoRobles (100% Roussanne/Bergeron in Savoie) 2009: Med.light gold color; strong apple/spiced apples/pear light floral/Rouss/honeysuckle rather mineral/some petrol/Mosel valve oil rather complex quite aromatic beautiful nose; quite tart/tangy slight steely/flinty rather apple/pear/quince bit spiced apples/nutmeg light petrol very light floral/Rouss bit lean/stony some complex very interesting flavor; very long quite tart/steely some petrol/Mosel valve oil some apple/quince/spicy very light floral/Rouss/honeysuckle rather lean/restrained finish; quite an interesting/exotic expression of Rouss and very atypical of a TCV Rouss; much like a Savoie Roussette/Altesse or a Gringet w/ lots of Alpine white flowers character; very un-PR & un-TCV in character; speaks of Rouss only quietly; an absolutely fascinating white for TCV; wish they would make this again.
2. TablasCreek Mourvedre Estate/PasoRobles (14.1%) 2008: Med.slight bricking color; very strong plummy/licorice/Mourv slight black cherry cola bit pungent/chocolaty light cedary/pencilly/oak slight floral/lilacs rather complex nose; lightly tart/tangy/angular strong plummy/Mourv/licorice slight drying out bit Rhonish/Southern Rhone some complex flavor w/ light drying tannins; very long strong plummy/Mourv/licorice/black cherry cola rather Rhonish/rustic light pencilly/cedary/oak some complex finish w/ light rough tannins; shows lots of SouthernRhone/Gigondas character and lots of Mourv/plummy character; showing a bit of age on the palate and starting to dry out slightly but a beautiful aged Mourv.

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