The 2009 Quintessence is a fine wine with balanced, structured flavors of sage, eucalyptus and cherry and notes of smoke and spice on the nose. Elegant, smooth and still capable of a few more years in the bottle, this Ventoux is highly recommended - if you can find the vintage. Though somewhat different in style, better value than many Chateauneuf-du-Pape. 90 points.
External Reviews for Château Pesquié Quintessence
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.
The 2010 Terrasses actually eclipses their top cuvee, the 2009 Quintessence, which has just been released. This is a serious wine on its own, and certainly capable of lasting a decade or more, but the vintage quality of 2010 has produced remarkable f... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2009 Pesquie, Chateau Quintessence 750ml
This blend of 80% Syrah and 20% Grenache, aged in barrels for 12 months (40% new and 60% two years old) and bottled unfined and unfiltered, has a dense purple color and deep licorice, graphite, black currant and black cherry notes with hints of earth.
...a serious wine on its own, and certainly capable of lasting a decade or more...This blend of 80% Syrah and 20% Grenache, aged in barrels for 12 months (40% new and 60% two years old) and bottled unfined and unfiltered, has a dense purple color and... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2009 Pesquie, Chateau Quintessence 750ml
Quintessence is a deep garnet wine, with red fruits and flowers aromas, opulent, fine and complex with a very long finish. Located in the South of the Rhone Valley, Chateau Pesquie is an independent estate gathering 3 generations around the winemaker Paul Chaudiere.
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