Chateau Pesquie les Terrasses 2011
"Dark red in color. Intense nose with notes of black berries and spicy aromas like pepper. The mouth is medium to full-bodied yet still very fresh and elegant tannins and flavors of red and black berries with a touch of spice. Pairs easily with food, from simple dishes like pizza, kebabs, charcuterie and salads to more ambitious cuisine like terrines, poultry and roasted or grilled meats." -Importer
Lovely aromatics of violet, lavender, mulberry, hints of black tea, orange peel, dried rose petal, red currant and black cherry, Indian spice, black plum and some blackberry jam. Lively acid on the palate and youthful ripe fruit. Flavors of cranberry, plum, marionberry, hints of blueberry and acai with a minty edge. Some warmth, not quite heat, from the youthful acid and alcohol needing just a bit of time to better mellow. Some black pepper and herbal notes. Fresh and vibrant, but decant a bit or give time. I enjoy older vintages of this wine and 06 has still been drinking well. 82 pts.