2014 Quintessence Rouge, Chateau Pesquie, C么tes de Ventoux, Rh么ne Region, France 馃嵎馃嵎馃嵎馃嵎

I enjoyed a shared bottle of this very sexy, very complex, very lingering red last night at a new Wine Bar in town. It鈥檚 hard to describe so I will let the experts do so below. I鈥檓 a red guy all the way. While I do adore a buttery Chardonnay and a very dry white鈥攁 deep red with slow fingers gets me going every time. Try it. You鈥檒l be glad you did!


Country: France
Region: Rh么ne
Sub-Region: C么tes du Ventoux
Grape Varietal: Syrah
Review Score: 88WS*
Alcohol by Volume: 15.5%

Winemaker Notes:
Dense purple color with spices, eucalyptus, and leather on the nose. Soft and elegant notes of garrigue and eucalyptus on the palate with a long finish. Pairs well with stuffed poultry, wild boar stew, and soft cheeses.


Critical Acclaim:聽
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (RP91)鈥A 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.

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