(2012 Vintage) Deep ruby / purple. Classic bouquet of blackberry, licorice, pepper and a hint of white flowers. Opulent, sensuous with superb purity and massive flavor. The "Quintessence" reflects its terroir resist: fine mineral notes and dense fruit combine with wood and spices.
Robert Parker(2009 Vintage) "The 2010 Terrasses actually eclipses their top cuvee, the 2009 Quintessence, which has just been released. This is a serious wine on its own, and certainly capable of lasting a decade or more, but the vintage quality of 2010 has produced remarkable fruit, with the best concentration and purity of fruit that I have seen in the southern Rhone since 2007, which remains the single greatest vintage I have ever tasted from that region. This blend of 80% Syrah and 20% Grenache, aged in barrels for 12 m...
Robert Parker(2009 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 06/15/2011
Robert Parker(2011 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/07/2013