An immediately appealing nose of poached pear and baked quince, vanilla custard and nutmeg spice. On the palate, lovely and long, with Roussanne-driven flavors of beeswax and preserved lemon, rounded out by just a hint of sweet oak. Fresh and lifted, but long and textured. A charming Esprit Blanc that will be hard to resist young but which should also do beautifully with time in the cellar. Drink over the next two decades
Attractive nose with sliced lemon, honeysuckle, mineral and melon, followed by hints of spices and cream. Pure and textured on the palate, showing clarity and brightness before an elegant finish. 46% roussanne, 28% grenache blanc. 14% picpoul blanc, 5% bourboulenc, 4% clairette blanche and 3% picardan.
The 2020 Esprit de Tablas Blanc, still a touch coiled from its recent bottling, has pretty aromas of baked apples, beeswax, flint and hints of musky perfume. The palate is light-bodied and creamy with focused acidity, delicate, floral fruit and a seamless, savory finish. Give it an hour in the decanter to unfold.