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Quintessence Chateau Pesquie 2015

Member Review by duncan 906:

I bought two bottles of this wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/107571.Cotes de Ventoux,or simply Ventoux as it is now called,is an appellation created in 1973 for red,white and rose wines [athough most are red] from 51 communes around the 6000 foot high Mount Ventoux in the South of France some 25 miles east of the town of Orange.My bottle was made at the family owned concern of Chateau Pesquie and consists of 80% syrah and 20% grenache and was aged in oak barrels.I started my bottle last night with my supper of beef stew.It is certainly a full-bodied wine.There is plenty of a concentrated blackcurrant and blackberry style fruit with a suggestion of menthol and a hint of spice. The tannins are not intrusive but it is a well structured wine. In short this is a first class wine and I can see why the American wine critic Robert Parker likes this estate.

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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 Quintessence Chateau Pesquie

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Snooth User: duncan 906
4252742,323
4.50 5
Vintage: 2011 07/26/2017

I bought two bottles of this wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/107571.Cotes de Ventoux,or simply Ventoux as it is now called,is an appellation created in 1973 for red,white and rose wines [athough most are red] from 51 communes around the 6000 foot high Mount Ventoux in the South of France some 25 miles east of the town of Orange.My bottle was made at the family owned concern of Chateau Pesquie and consists of 80% syrah and 20% grenache and was aged in oak barrels.I started my bottle last night with my supper of beef stew.It is certainly a full-bodied wine.There is plenty of a concentrated blackcurrant and blackberry style fruit with a suggestion of menthol and a hint of spice. The tannins are not intrusive but it is a well structured wine. In short this is a first class wine and I can see why the American wine critic Robert Parker likes this estate.


Snooth User: zufrieden
2593864,976
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 07/10/2016

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.


Snooth User: bobbyg96619
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 08/10/2013

Incredibley great wine. One of the best $20 bottles of wine I have ever had.


Snooth User: vxenakis
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2007 12/14/2010

I bought this today for $5 a bottle.


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549198,230
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 01/24/2009

Brilliant Rudy Red. Nose of wild blueberry, smoked bacon, fall leaves and chalk dust. Flavors of Black cherry and anise on the initial attack that turns a little raisiny but with a soft texture that carries it well. Over time a hint of beet juice emerges from this intense fruity wine. A long finish that shows a bit of bitter coffee.


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549198,230
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 10/16/2010

My last experience with this wine, left me with an impression of an internationally style, however, on this night it came across and anything but that. The nose showed cherry liquor but was tempered by barnyard and a slight sawdust quality, which I found very attractive. On the palate, I found juicy blackberry fruit with spices and cracked black pepper. This wine started out linier on the front palate and gained great depth by the finish. It was highly enjoyable.


Snooth User: drsint
1424482,804
1.50 5
Vintage: 2005 08/27/2012

One and a half glasses


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External Reviews for Quintessence Chateau Pesquie

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Vintage: 2011 02/05/2013

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.


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Vintage: 2010 01/07/2013

Paul and Edith Chaudi re started this cuv e in 1990 and chose the name "Quintessence" to highlight the concentration of these wine essentially made of Syrah and the careful selection of most of the best plots of the Estate.


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Vintage: 2010 08/07/2012

A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2010 Pesquie, Chateau Quintessence 750ml


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Vintage: 2010 02/23/2013

Opaque, ruby core. Very aromatic with fresh blueberry, violet and Eastern spice notes. Still a baby on the palate, with sweet, primary fruit wrapped in a silky, robust texture. Stiff tannins on the finish speak to the age-ability of this syrah-domina... Devon Magee. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2010 Pesquie, Chateau Quintessence 750ml


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Vintage: 2010 11/14/2013

Opaque ruby core. Very aromatic with fresh blueberry violet and Eastern spice notes. Still a baby on the palate with sweet primary fruit wrapped in a silky robust texture. Stiff tannins on the finish speak to the age-ability of this syrah-dominant Rhone blend. A lot stuffing here packed into a very well-priced wine. Decant now or start popping the cork on this over the next 3-5 years. Will be delicious with spring BBQ fare and roasted meats. Devon Magee.


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Vintage: 2009 05/08/2012

...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


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Vintage: 2009 02/06/2013

RED RHONE BLEND


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