A blend of 72% Grenache, 11% Syrah, 9% Mourvèdre and 8% Counoise.
The 2006 Côtes de Tablas has an intensely Grenache nose of cherries, rare steak and pepper.
It is medium-bodied, with rich juicy, spicy flavors, gentle ripe tannins and a finish laced with licorice.
"The more challenging 2006 vintage has produced a lighter-styled, medium-bodied, soft, pleasant 2006 Cotes de Tablas, a blend of 72% Grenache, 11% Syrah, 9% Mourvedre, and the rest mixed varietals. It exhibits a dark ruby color, medium body, soft fruit, plenty of red currant and smoked duck notes, and hints of licorice as well as mint." 89 Points