2005 Tablas Creek - Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

The 2005 Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc is a combination of 70% Roussanne and the rest mostly Grenache Blanc and a touch of Picpoul that sees no new oak. It reveals classic notes of honeyed marmalade, intense tropical fruits, impressive underlying minerality, and a chalky character in its big, dry, full-throttle personality that is bursting with character as well as intensity.

Drink Dates: 2006-2011
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 172

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

($35; 70% roussanne, 25% grenache blanc and 5% picpoul) Medium gold. Powerful, exotic aromas suggest honeyed apple and peach, with a suave vanilla component building with air. Round and vaguely sweet orchard fruit flavors are snapped into shape by brisk minerality, which carries into the finish. Suave, deeply flavored and impressively persistent, with the concentration and balance to repay a few years in the cellar.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 135

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Author: WinoGeorge
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 08/17/2012
Drink Dates: 2010

Author: chengl
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 09/24/2012
tasty but could age another 5yrs easily and be decanted another 30 min...only decanted 30min.

Rating: 94
Author: WineDoc
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 10/31/2013
70% Roussanne really shows through. Rich and creamy, with dried fruit, nuts, caramelized apple and citrus notes. Beautifully layered. Has aged gracefully.

Rating: 90
Author: Kottabos
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 08/22/2010
Drink Dates: 2009-2017
The nose of this deep golden yellow blend of Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, and Picpoul Blanc barely eeked out aromas of honeyed nectarines and white flowers. Its flavor was similarly reticent, tasting at first of a slightly sweet honey wine. However, it also has an extraordinary minerality and just enough viscosity to coat the tongue and linger on the palate for an extremely long time. The effect of this incredibly long finish is a compounding and eventual strengthening of its flavor to a quite pleasing degree over time, and before you know it - the bottle will be empty and you'll wish you had more. This wine also really shined served with prawns.

Rating: 88
Author: Vsbastosx
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 06/27/2009
100% Cabernet Sauvignon. On the nose it smells like mentholed cherry candies, like cherry Halls. On the palate, it lacks in acidity, flavors, depth. In brief, don't waste your time and money.

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Average rating: 90, based on 7 reviews
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200 bottles owned by 112 collectors.

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