"92 RP -- The outstanding clone of the famed Châteauneuf
du Pape Beaucastel, the 2004 Esprit de Beaucastel is a combination of 50%
Mourvèdre, 27% Syrah, 17% Grenache, and 6% Counoise. There are 3,500 cases
of this beauty, which exhibits peppery, earthy, gamy, meaty characteristics
intermixed with black cherry, cassis, and new saddle leather. Dense, rich, spicy,
and exuberant, impressively made as well as well-balanced, it can be drunk over
the next decade."