Château-Pesquié Quintessence 2014

Château-Pesquié Quintessence 2014
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Château Pesquié Quintessence Rouge was first made in 1990 by Paul Chaudière as an attempt to show that the Ventoux was capable of producing a wine as rich and compelling as anything else in the Rhône valley. At that time this region was considered a backwater of the Rhône, only capable of producing cheap, bulk wine. Largely due to the efforts of Paul, and now his sons Alex and Fred, the Ventoux's reputation has never been better and Quintessence remains one of the benchmark wines of the region and a tremendous value. Quintessence is a blend of primarily Syrah with a small proportion of Grenache - all from 50 year old vines planted at an elevation of 250-350m.
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Rhone
Appellation Cotes du Ventoux
Brand Château-Pesquié
  • wa91

Wine AdvocateA vintage the estate is excited about as they loved the quality of the Syrah (don't forget that Ventoux is quite a ways from the Rhone Valley and have their own climate), the 2014 Ventoux la Quintessence is 80% Syrah and 20% Grenache aged in a combination of new, once and twice used barrels. Medium-bodied, pure and elegant, with lots of pepper, flowers, cassis and a touch of vanilla aromas and flavors, it needs a touch more polish to its tannin, but it's a beautiful Syrah that will keep for a decade.

Jeb Dunnuck, October 28, 2016
  • ws89

Wine SpectatorRather ripe, with crushed plum and boysenberry fruit inlaid liberally with dark anise and fruitcake notes. Presents a fleshy and velvety feel through the finish, revealing a dose of toasted vanilla to boot. A crowd-pleasing style. Drink now through 2017. 600 cases imported.

James Molesworth, October 31, 2016

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