The Fresh Wines of Domaine des Pasquiers
It was last summer that Phil first imported two wines from Domes de Pasquiers. This summer we are treated to a pair from the 2014 vintage. The 2014 Domaine de Pasquiers, Cotes du Rhones is a wine for now. It is fresh and grapey both on the nose and in the mouth. While it needs a few hours of air to show best, you should make sure to finish the bottle in one sitting. It is good value at $12. The 2014 Domaine de Pasquiers, Gigondas is in a similar vein but with more focused blue and black fruit than grapey character. It is a clean, non-funky type of Gigondas that will drink best over the next several years. These wines are available at MacArthur Beverages.
2014 Domaine de Pasquiers, Cotes du Rhones – $12
Imported by MacArthur Liquors. This wine is a blend of Grenache and Syrah. Alcohol 14%. The scented nose is grapey and with air develops aromas of campfire smoke. In the mouth this grapey wine has watering acidity that makes you salivate by the finish. There is a nice fresh flavor with some spices. It responds well to air drinking best after two to three hours. This is a wine for drinking young and in one go. ** Now – 2019.
2014 Domaine de Pasquiers, Gigondas – $20
Imported by MacArthur Liquors. Alcohol 14%. This is a grapey Gigondas which steps up the level of seriousness by showing a bit of black minerals and more focus. The primary impression are the flavors of fresh blue and black fruit. I would let this age another year to open up and gain complexity. **(*) 2017 – 2022.