"Following on the heels of the outstanding 2010 and 2011, the 2012 Château Pesquié Côtes du Ventoux Terrasses is up t...Read more...
A touch leafy on the nose then filling with dark raspberry/blackberry aromas along with lovely spicy, herbal base notes and a touch of licorice. Sh... Read more
Stony nice. Read more
Lovely aromatics of violet, lavender, mulberry, hints of black tea, orange peel, dried rose petal, red currant and black cherry, Indian spice, blac... Read more
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Editorial Reviews for Chateau Pesquie Terrasses Ventoux
A touch leafy on the nose then filling with dark raspberry/blackberry aromas along with lovely spicy, herbal base notes and a touch of licorice. Showing a hint of flesh on entry, this fills out gently in the mouth with soft tannins and good supporting acidity supporting clear and fresh red currant and blackberry flavors. There’s a little inherent sweetness to the flavors and a touch of lingering richness on the finish, which remains packed full of fresh fruit flavors and is decidedly long. With some herb and mineral notes adding complexity on the palate this is a wine that should please all tastes, though the fruit might be a bit much for some. 88pts
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.
The nose showed rich red fruits with a hint of blueberry, herbs and spices. On the palate, it started smooth with sweet raspberry, but it turned to a jammy alcoholic mess on the mid-palate. The finish brought it back to reality with juicy wild berries, but this wine was simply out of balance.
dark, translucent ruby color. savory aromas of boiled fruit and ham. somewhat spicy flavors of jam, cherrys, blackberries, with savory character for matching with foods. dry finish, like a CDR. Pairings: try with holiday foods
External Reviews for Chateau Pesquie Terrasses Ventoux
One of France's best values year after year. The 2011 offers up notes of blueberries, cherry liqueur, licorice and spices. This full-bodied red hits the palate with velvety texture and bold fruit. Vivid and pure!
Ripe and suave, with supple tannins that meld into the plum and boysenberry fruit, all laced with incense, black tea and pastis notes. Dark but pure on the finish. Grenache and Syrah. Drink now.
Another of my favorite estates in the up-and-coming Cotes du Ventoux appellation, Pesquie’s inexpensive 2009 Terrasses is a custom cuvee put together by American importer Eric Solomon. Composed of 70% Grenache (from 60-year-old vines) and 30% Syrah (from 30-year-old vines), aged in neutral oak, and bottled unfined and unfiltered, this 10,000-case cuvée hits every sweet spot on the palate. Tasting more like a Chateauneuf du Pape than an inexpensive Cotes du Ventoux, this dense ruby/purple-colored wine offers up scents of licorice, black cherries, raspberries, pepper, and meat juices. Medium to full-bodied with a structured, well-delineated mouthfeel, good freshness, a heady finish, and firm, but well-balanced tannins, it should drink nicely for 2–3 years.
Rhone, FranceChateau Pesquie Terrasses is a gorgeous blend of 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah from the Cotes du Ventoux region east of Avignon. The Grenache comes from 60-year-old vines and the Syrah from 30-year-old vines. This red wine gem is from the southern Rhone valley, one of the most beautiful wine regions of the world with its picturesque villages dotting a landscape of rolling hillside vineyards. Paul and Edith Chaudiere chose the name Terrasses in homage to their ancestors who carved terraces into carefully chosen vineyard sites. A perennial favorite of Robert Parker, Pesquie Terrasses has scored 90 points or higher in 8 of 10 vintages rated since 1998. This newly released 2009 scored 90 points! The history of Chateau Pesquie is a story about a family passionate about wine in the Ventoux region over three generations. The winery is now run by Alexandre and Frederic Chaudiere. I enjoyed a visit to the chateau nearly a decade ago when my family rented a vacation home in the tiny village of Mormoiron--just one kilometer from the Pesquie estate!Chateau Pesquie Terrasses is dark ruby red in color with an intense nose of blackberries, raspberries, black cherries, licorice and garrigue. Full-bodied with firm tannins, the wine is fresh and elegant on the palate. 35% of the vintage was aged for 12 months in oak barrels. Well balanced to enjoy over the next 5-6 years, it is rich and lingering on the finish.Enjoy Chateau Pesquie Terrasses with lamb chops, daube Provencal, burgers and grilled vegetables.
"Following on the heels of the outstanding 2010 and 2011, the 2012 Château Pesquié Côtes du Ventoux Terrasses is up there with the best vintage of the cuvee to date. Comprised of 70% Grenache (60-year-old vines) and 30% Syrah (30+ year-old vines), aged 6-8 months in 40% new oak barrels, it is essentially declassified Quintessence and comes from hillside vineyards lying between 840-930 feet in elevation. Bottled unfined and unfiltered and transparent ruby in color, it offers up a gorgeously pure, supple, and seamless profile with kirsch and berry styled fruit, licorice, and spring flower like qualities all emerging from the glass. Elegant, forward, and delicious, it gains in stature in the glass, is ridiculously textured from such an inexpensive wine, and has sweet tannin emerging on the finish. Buy this thrill ride of a Côtes du Ventoux by the case and enjoy bottles over the coming 3-5 years...92" RR 10/12
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