65% Roussanne, 30% Grenache Blanc, 5% Picpoul Blanc
The 2006 Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc is a vibrant expression of the terroir of Tablas Creek. It shows aromas of honeysuckle, mint, lemon peel and spice, with rich Roussanne flavors of honey, rose petals and pear, a distinctive saline minerality from the limestone soils, balanced acidity and great length.
It should drink well when young but will also reward time in bottle; it should show beautifully for at least the next 8-10 years.
"reveals a lovely floral-scented nose with hints of bees wax, honeysuckle, rose petals, marmalade, and tropical fruits. Medium to full-bodied with terrific acidity as well as a heady finish, it will provide pleasure over the next 2-3 years." 91 Points
June 30, 2008