Friday, July 18, 2008

2005 Tablas Creek Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc

I paid $28.00 for this wine directly from Tablas Creek. I had been impressed with all of their wines that I have tried so far and this one turned out to be no exception.

Initially there was a really fresh aroma that I had trouble pinning down - it reminded me of barbecue sauce. That is, the molasses and citrus part of it (like a Hawaiian barbecue sauce). That toned down to more of citrusy, flowery aromas as it aired.

The wine had layered flavors of spicy lemon meringue, peach and pineapple with a pleasing sourish/tart aspect to it. There was a lingering lemony aftertaste in this well-balanced wine.

Two unhesitating thumbs up for this multi-dimensional, very flavorful wine!

Below is the matching multi-layered albeit short video. Click here if you can't see it.

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