Chateau Pesquie Quintessence 2018 750ml - Argonaut Wine & Liquor
Chateau Pesquie Quintessence 2018 750ml
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Chateau Pesquie Quintessence 2018

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  • wa91-93
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Category Red Wine
Region France, Rhone, Cotes du Ventoux
Brand Chateau Pesquie
Alcohol/vol 15%
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.
Wine Enthusiast
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A salty rim lends mouthwatering refreshment to deep, concentrated blackberry and cassis flavors in this blend of 80% Syrah and 20% Grenache. While decadently fruity, it's lifted and perfumed too, accented by sprays of lavender and smoky tea leaves along with fine, feathery tannins. Delicious young, the wine should hold through 2030.

October 1, 2021
Wine Advocate
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An assemblage of 80% Syrah and 20% Grenache put together to approximate the final blend, the 2018 Ventoux Quintessence utilized a bit higher proportion of demi-muids than the 2017. The result is that notes of vanilla and baking spices accent the raspberry fruit on the nose, while the full-bodied palate is plush and creamy, finishing long, velvety and simply put, deliciously.

September 10, 2020
Jeb Dunnuck
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The 2018 Ventoux Quintessence is mostly Syrah (20% Grenache) that was all destemmed and will spend a year in roughly 30% new French oak. It offers an elegant bouquet of blackberries, blueberries, ground pepper, and leafy herbs as well as medium-bodied richness, fine tannins, and a great finish. It's elegant, fine, and finesse-oriented on the palate, and will drink well in its youth as well as keep for over a decade.

August 16, 2019
Wine Spectator
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An elegant, floral-edged version, with charming cherry and plum purée flavors lined with subtle tea and garrigue notes. The silky, fresh finish is sneaky and long. Syrah and Grenache. Drink now through 2023. 8,000 cases made, 1,000 cases imported.

May 31, 2021

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