The Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc shows a powerful high-toned nose with aromas of passion fruit, mango, ginger, asian pear and herbs. The mouth shows classic Roussanne flavors of honey and white tea, a touch of tropicality coming out with air. The long, clean finish shows an appealing saline minerality and the structure to age. The wine will benefit from short-term cellaring, and drink well starting in 2012 for a decade or more.
International Wine Cellar(2005 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar on 11/07
Wine Advocate(2005 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Advocate