W venison stew. Jenny and Rudy for dinner. Esprit was a good choice. Had it next to the 2005. This was very good but not as developed and multiversed like the 2005. Good fruit, more powerful nose than the 05 but on the palate this was more juicy. Good finish in both wines. This will live for at least 5 more yrs.
The wine looks crimson colored. The legs are medium. There is moderate sediment in the bottle. It tastes like black currant (cassis) and blackberry. The body is medium/full. The wine has silky texture. The wine finishes long. An excellent wine.
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(Tablas Creek Esprit de Beaucastel) Medium dark red violet color; tart berry, cherry, baked cherry, spicy nose; tasty, poised, baked cherry, berry, mineral palate with medium acidity; could use 2-3 years of bottle aging; medium-plus finish 93+ points (38% Mourvèdre, 30% Grenache, 26% Syrah, 6% Counoise)
(Tablas Creek Esprit de Beaucastel) Medium dark cherry red color; tart red berry, twigs, underbrush nose; spice, tart red plum, tart berry palate with complexity; medium-plus finish 90+ points (38% Mourvedre, 32% Grenache, 26% Syrah, 6% Counoise)