Part of a four-year single-blind vertical of Ch. Pesquie Terrasses (07, 09, 11, 12). A very light color density, translucent through the core. A high-intensity, very barnyard nose. Lots of saddle leather. The tannin is incisive and relatively fine. Dense and broad palate compared to perceived younger vintages - somewhat short however. Powerful wine with some evident age and diminished fruit. The fruit that is there isn't too dark or heavy, but the structure lends itself to red meat, in this case the gamier the better. Should be used as food wine. Guessed as 2007, revealed as '09. The drinking window is probably spot-on. Even as someone who enjoys aged wines quite a lot, I seemed to generally favor the younger Terrasses bottlings. Not dead however.
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