We secured 15 cases of this 92 pointer! Arriving
on March 7th, but we can take reservations now.
92 points Wine Advocate $14.99 a bottle, $152.88 a case!
2012 Chateau Pesquie Cotes du
Ventoux Cuvee des Terrasses
In the same mold and an awesome
value year in and year out, the 2012 CotesduVentoux Cuvee des Terrasses is a
blend of 70% Grenache (60-year-old vines) and 30% Syrah (30+-year-old vines)
that was aged two-thirds in concrete (and some in stainless steel) and
one-third in older oak. Made from a blend of different terroirs on the estate
(and basically declassified Quintessence) and coming from hillside vineyards
lying between 840-930 feet in elevation, 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 Cotes du Ventoux by the case and enjoy bottles over the coming
3-5 years. Easily one of my favorite estates from the up-and-coming Ventoux
region, Chateau Pesquie is run by the talented brothers, Alexandre & Frederic
Chaudiere. The wines sell for a song, yet always deliverhigh-quality, loads of
character and impeccably made profiles.