| 1997 Chateau Pesquie La Quintessence du Chateau Pesquie|
Cotes du Ventoux, Rhone, France
WB Rating: 90
Alcohol by volume: 14.5%
Price at time of purchase: $13.00 (Premier Cru)
Principal varietal(s): Rhone blend
What a find! This outstanding, full-bodied wine has beautiful Syrah aromas of dark, ripe blackberries and blueberries, as well as wonderful, complex floral and oak components. The extraction level and flavors are like a top Chateauneuf du Pape, Australian Shiraz or California Russian River Syrah. High alcohol level is buried in the complexity and fruit. Long, satisfying finish. Stupendous buy. Nice looking bottle, too. - WB Team 2001-08-20
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