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Ch Pesquie - Ventoux Quintessence 2020 (750ml)

 
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Price: $29.99

Sale Price: $24.98

6 Btl Price: $21.98

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Producer Ch Pesquie
Country France
Region Rhone Valley
Varietal Rhone Blend
Vintage 2020
Sku 04228
Size 750ml
ABV 15.50%

France’s Rhone Valley is sunny and hot and tends to give really big, fleshy, mouthfilling Grenache wines that don’t want or need a lot of oak. Here the cold night flowing down Mt Ventoux and more Syrah than Grenache does that and delivers a terrific freshness.  The 20% Grenache shows as chunky raspberry fruit,  but the blue/black, silky/creamy, slightly meaty, Syrah is the star here. A terrific red for grilled/roasted meats and savory veggies but certainly smooth enough for a warming solo sip. Impressive.

For You If:  You really want a big mouthful of wine but don’t want melted jam flavors or alcoholic burn; you prefer your big, bold, reds to finish smooth and easy; you’re having grilled lamb rubbed in Provençal herbs.

Not For You If:  You’re after the sense of firm acids and tannins we call “structure;” you crave the dollop of spice and vanilla that comes from aging red wine in new oak; you’re looking for “light” reds – this doesn’t feel heavy, but it’s definitely not “light”!

Jeb Dunnuck: 93 Points

"Moving to the 2020s from bottle, the 2020 Ventoux Quintessence is beauty revealing assorted blackberry and black raspberry-like fruits, some obvious chalky minerality, medium to full body, and a complex bouquet of violets, flowers, and spice. I love its purity, and it's going to age for 10-15 years in cold cellars."

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