Saturday, August 17, 2013

Chateau Pesquie Terrasses Ventoux, 2008

At $12 to $15, the Pesquie Terrasses Ventoux is  a good value, even though it costs significantly more than other equally good wines from this appellation such as La Vieille Ferme, Altitude 500, Font-Sane and Les 3 Messes Basses. Ventoux is one of the best appellations in France for quality/price ratio so I usually buy some bottles from all of these estates. While the Pesquie does not offer a premium in terms of quality, it has a unique personality and style. The 2008 was a bit cheaper than usual, probably because the vintage was less hyped than 2007, 2009 and 2010.  But I have always found the 2008 Pesquie Terrasses to be very good.

Still a deep ruby. Black pepper is very prominent on the nose at this stage, and I like it. Pepper, spice, red berries and garrigue. The wine has taken some interesting turns and is more enjoyable than ever. More Syrah than Grenache traits at this stage; reminds me of Delas Saint Esprit Cotes du Rhone. Matches up well with garlicy, spicy Lebanese food.

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