Purchased on release and cellared properly. Cork in good shape, color dark red. Decanted. Small amount of fine sediment. Little meaty/muskiness on the nose initially. Became more plum-like with time. Palate is smooth with tail end acidity. Get the Syrah. Still enjoyable at 10 years. Worth drinking now.
A promising nose of garrigue and liquorice and initially smooth in the mouth with a balanced first attack and mid-palate, but harsh on the finish as a bitterness dominates at the end. Steak calmed this down a touch, but still disappointing. 83-84pts.
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(CHATEAU PESQUIE QUINTESSENCE) COLOR-very nice; NOSE-so extracted & intriguing, classic rhubarb, little bark & cedar box, tobacco, insects, rounded out w/ subtle Ruby Red Grapefruit, & Red fruit flavors; TASTE-dry, bringing the Thunder, big Syrah but from the Rhone, Pepper w/ Strawberry, very dry, very young; the finish is quite as long as I'd like, If you like $40 CDP's, seek this out; RP-90/92; GV-90
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