Blend of 80% Syrah and 20% Grenache.
Ventoux’s reputation has never been better and Quintessence remains one of the benchmark wines of the region and a tremendous value.
Moving to the smaller production cuvées, the Syrah-dominated 2019 Ventoux Quintessence reveals a deeper ruby/plum color followed by a beautiful bouquet of smoked red and black fruits, gamey herbs, spring flowers, and an almost forest floor-like character. With considerable elegance on the palate, medium to full-bodied richness, and silky yet building tannins, this is straight-up classy stuff. It will benefit from a year or three of bottle age and drink nicely for a solid decade. Jeb Dunnick – 94