Dense purple color with spices, eucalyptus, and leather on the nose.
Soft and elegant notes of garrigue and eucalyptus on the palate with a long finish. Pairs well with stuffed poultry, wild boar stew, and soft cheeses.
"Tasted out of tank, the 2012 Cotes du Ventoux La Quintessence looks just as good. Juicy and fresh, with the approachableness of the vintage, it gives up ample flowers, garrigue, licorice and copious black and blue fruits to go with a medium to full-bodied, beautifully textured and seamless profile. The same blend and elevage as the 2011, it should drink nicely for upward of a decade. As a side note, I was able to taste the first vintage of this cuvee, the 1990, and it was still youthful in color and drinking beautifully, so don’t underestimate the ageability of this cuvee. "
The Wine Advocate