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Château Pesquié Red Rhone Blend Côtes du Ventoux Terrasses 2007

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Wine Advocate Review Rated 91 The 2007 Terrasses Rouge is a custom cuvee put together for importer Eric Solomon. Made from 60-year-old Grenache and 30-year-old Syrah, one-third is aged in small barrels and the rest in foudre and tank. I'm sure discounters will offer this cuvee for around $12 a bottle, which makes it a remarkable bargain. A dense ruby/purple color is followed by aromas of cassis, kirsch, lavender, pepper, and spice. The sweetness of the tannins, abundant glycerin, razor sharp focus, and wonderful depth make for a wine that transcends its humble price and bucolic appellation. Drink it over the next 2-3 years. Wine Tasting Notes Dark red color, with a nose blossoming into jammy berry aromas set off by a touch of spice. The well-structured, powerful mouthfeel with elegant tannins is enhanced by slightly woody licorice notes. Long finish.

Château Pesquié:
Odette and Rene Bastide bought this 100 hectare estate with 18th century chateau in 1970 and spent consioderable time and money on renovations and modernisation.They were assisted by daughter and son-in-law Edith and Paul Chaudiere.In 1989 they left the local co-operative and started making and bottling their own wines.In 2003 their sons Alexandre and Frederic Chaudiere took over. The estate ... Read more
Odette and Rene Bastide bought this 100 hectare estate with 18th century chateau in 1970 and spent consioderable time and money on renovations and modernisation.They were assisted by daughter and son-in-law Edith and Paul Chaudiere.In 1989 they left the local co-operative and started making and bottling their own wines.In 2003 their sons Alexandre and Frederic Chaudiere took over. The estate is in the process of going organic and the well known American wine critic Robert Parker described it as 'one of my all time favouite producers in France' Read less

Member Reviews for Château Pesquié Red Rhone Blend Côtes du Ventoux Terrasses

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Snooth User: Richard Foxall
2625833,997
2.50 5
11/13/2009

It's fine, but it came in second to a Ventana Rhone knockoff in blind tasting. I liked it better at first, but it's a little less layered than the Ventana, and not a long finish. It didn't open up a lot after decanting and sitting, either, which is why the Ventana beat it out in the end. There's a lot of good stuff in the price range ($12) so I probably won't go out of my way if this is what it's like in supposedly the best year ever for the Rhone.


Snooth User: picchiboo
178849310
4.00 5
09/28/2009

Binny's - $12/bottle


Snooth User: Mark1975
95811126
2.50 5
12/15/2009

Not a bad buy at 12 clams, but pretty simple in flavor profile. Nice to see some acid in this ripe year, but the body of this wine seems a bit thin to hold it.


Snooth User: madsbs
21834277
3.00 5
01/01/2010

Simple, but friendly - expect to meet all the berry basics of a nice Rhône. Great for drinking without food.


4.00 5
07/02/2009

Very nice - smooth, fruit forward, just plain agreeable! Great value for $12.


Snooth User: WKP
32651225
3.50 5
12/19/2009

Very approachable wine. With fruit upfront and earth at the back end, this wine is suitable for drinking alone or with food.



Wine Advocate Review Rated 91 The 2007 Terrasses Rouge is a custom cuvee put together for importer Eric Solomon. Made from 60-year-old Grenache and 30-year-old Syrah, one-third is aged in small barrels and the rest in foudre and tank. I'm sure discounters will offer this cuvee for around $12 a bottle, which makes it a remarkable bargain. A dense ruby/purple color is followed by aromas of cassis, kirsch, lavender, pepper, and spice. The sweetness of the tannins, abundant glycerin, razor sharp focus, and wonderful depth make for a wine that transcends its humble price and bucolic appellation. Drink it over the next 2-3 years. Wine Tasting Notes Dark red color, with a nose blossoming into jammy berry aromas set off by a touch of spice. The well-structured, powerful mouthfeel with elegant tannins is enhanced by slightly woody licorice notes. Long finish.

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