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Domaine du Pégau

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2019 Domaine du Pégau Blanc Cuvée A Tempo  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 96
Packed with crushed rocks, lemons, tropical fruits and flowers, at first, the wine appears shy. But it quietly sneaks up to you, and all of a sudden, you find that all of the sweet fruit continues building on your palate, leaving with you with seemingly endless waves of fresh, citrus, white peach, pineapple and the essence of minerality. Drink from 2022 - 2032

Packed with crushed rocks, lemons, tropical fruits and flowers, at first, the wine appears shy. But it quietly sneaks up to you, and all of a sudden, you find that all of the sweet fruit continues building on your palate, leaving with you with seemingly endless waves of fresh, citrus, white peach, pineapple and the essence of minerality. Drink from 2022 - 2032

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2019 Domaine du Pégau Blanc Cuvée Réservée  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 93
Spicy white peaches, flowers, orange rind and spice notes get you involved with the wine. On the palate, things heat up with all its layers of crisp, bright, sweet, fresh, ripe, yellow citrus with a shot of green apple in the end note. Drink from 2022 - 2030

Spicy white peaches, flowers, orange rind and spice notes get you involved with the wine. On the palate, things heat up with all its layers of crisp, bright, sweet, fresh, ripe, yellow citrus with a shot of green apple in the end note. Drink from 2022 - 2030

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2019 Domaine du Pégau Cuvée Réservée  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 95
Richly colored, the wine exudes black hued, red fruits, licorice, flowers, herbs, olives and earthy nuances. Full-bodied, meaty, peppery and long, there is density matched with lift awarding you vibrancy, sweet, ripe, spicy wild fruits and a touch of garrigue in the ending, giving you more complexity. This is going to age and evolve for at least 2 decades or longer with ease. The wine is a blend of roughly 80% Grenache and various other AOC allowed grape varieties. Drink from 2026 - 2040

Richly colored, the wine exudes black hued, red fruits, licorice, flowers, herbs, olives and earthy nuances. Full-bodied, meaty, peppery and long, there is density matched with lift awarding you vibrancy, sweet, ripe, spicy wild fruits and a touch of garrigue in the ending, giving you more complexity. This is going to age and evolve for at least 2 decades or longer with ease. The wine is a blend of roughly 80% Grenache and various other AOC allowed grape varieties. Drink from 2026 - 2040

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2018 Domaine du Pégau Cuvée Réservée  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 95
Earthy, robust, animalistic, meaty, fruity and fresh, this is already a delight. The ripe berries are accompanied by layers of herbs, pepper, spice and garrigue. Full-bodied with layers of ripe plums and cherries, the wine is long, fresh and intense, with the ability to age and evolve for years. This is not a vintage that will require years of cellaring. Just a few years will add a lot to the wine. The wine is a blend of 80% Grenache and various other AOC allowed grape varieties. Because no Cuvee da Capo was produced in 2018, those grapes were added to flesh out the Reservee.

Earthy, robust, animalistic, meaty, fruity and fresh, this is already a delight. The ripe berries are accompanied by layers of herbs, pepper, spice and garrigue. Full-bodied with layers of ripe plums and cherries, the wine is long, fresh and intense, with the ability to age and evolve for years. This is not a vintage that will require years of cellaring. Just a few years will add a lot to the wine. The wine is a blend of 80% Grenache and various other AOC allowed grape varieties. Because no Cuvee da Capo was produced in 2018, those grapes were added to flesh out the Reservee.

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2017 Domaine du Pégau Cuvée Réservée  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 95
Deep in color, the wine offers one of the most concentrated sensations of the vintage. Here, you find a dark, spicy, ripe, sweet, fleshy, peppery intense wine that develops and expands on the palate. Long, fresh and juicy, the wine is going to require time before it is ready for drinking. . The wine is a blend of close to 80% Grenache along with various other AOC allowed grape varieties.

Deep in color, the wine offers one of the most concentrated sensations of the vintage. Here, you find a dark, spicy, ripe, sweet, fleshy, peppery intense wine that develops and expands on the palate. Long, fresh and juicy, the wine is going to require time before it is ready for drinking. . The wine is a blend of close to 80% Grenache along with various other AOC allowed grape varieties.

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2016 Domaine du Pégau Cuvée Réservée  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 97
With its distinctive, earthy, animalistic, herb de Provence, pepper and red berry nose, the wine is full bodied, fresh, intense, concentrated, deep and long. The fruit shows its character with little effort required. The peppery, spicy, garrigue notes that accompany all the dark red berries is really singing. This is one of the top vintages for Pegau and that is really saying something. Time in the cellar will help add depth, complexity and softness to this wine, allowing it to flesh and expand. The wine is a blend of 80% Grenache and various other AOC allowed grape varieties.

With its distinctive, earthy, animalistic, herb de Provence, pepper and red berry nose, the wine is full bodied, fresh, intense, concentrated, deep and long. The fruit shows its character with little effort required. The peppery, spicy, garrigue notes that accompany all the dark red berries is really singing. This is one of the top vintages for Pegau and that is really saying something. Time in the cellar will help add depth, complexity and softness to this wine, allowing it to flesh and expand. The wine is a blend of 80% Grenache and various other AOC allowed grape varieties.

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2016 Domaine du Pégau Cuvée da Capo  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 100
The wine coats your palate with unreal levels of perfectly ripe cherries, herbs and peppery spices. Even though the wine is incredibly concentrated, almost dense in its richness, everything is in balance and harmony. The finish sticks with you for at least 60 seconds. As good as this is now, give it a decade in the cellar and it should provide thrilling drinking for at least 15-20 years after that.

The wine coats your palate with unreal levels of perfectly ripe cherries, herbs and peppery spices. Even though the wine is incredibly concentrated, almost dense in its richness, everything is in balance and harmony. The finish sticks with you for at least 60 seconds. As good as this is now, give it a decade in the cellar and it should provide thrilling drinking for at least 15-20 years after that.

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Inky, dark, ruby in color, the combines insane levels of intensity with refinement and elegance. The black fruits has a surreal sense of purity. The wine is concentrated, deep and long, with peppery nuances and dark red berries in the finish. The endnote last 60 seconds. This is a remarkable wine and the best vintage of Cuvee da Capo to date. This is off the charts in all the right ways!

Inky, dark, ruby in color, the combines insane levels of intensity with refinement and elegance. The black fruits has a surreal sense of purity. The wine is concentrated, deep and long, with peppery nuances and dark red berries in the finish. The endnote last 60 seconds. This is a remarkable wine and the best vintage of Cuvee da Capo to date. This is off the charts in all the right ways!

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2015 Domaine du Pégaü Cuvée da Capo  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 98
Intense black pepper aromas start thing off. From there you quickly move to dark black cherries, olives and Provencal herbs. Deep and dark in color, the wine is rich and intense with a purity of fruit that is hard to find. With this much density, you can eat this with a spoon! The wine is full bodied and long, balanced and fresh. The dark, peppery fruits in the finish coat your palate and stay there for over more than 40 seconds building in intensity. Off the charts in the right ways!

Intense black pepper aromas start thing off. From there you quickly move to dark black cherries, olives and Provencal herbs. Deep and dark in color, the wine is rich and intense with a purity of fruit that is hard to find. With this much density, you can eat this with a spoon! The wine is full bodied and long, balanced and fresh. The dark, peppery fruits in the finish coat your palate and stay there for over more than 40 seconds building in intensity. Off the charts in the right ways!

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2014 Domaine du Pégaü Blanc Cuvée Réservée  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 89
White peach, floral, citrus and orange scents, with a sweet, citrus and lively, oily, grapefruit core of fruit that will offer pleasure early.

White peach, floral, citrus and orange scents, with a sweet, citrus and lively, oily, grapefruit core of fruit that will offer pleasure early.

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2014 Domaine du Pégaü Blanc Cuvée A Tempo  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 96
Citrus peel, crushed stone and fresh lemon peel, aromatics lead to a silky, fresh, richly textured, lemon, grapefruit and orange marmalade filled wine that combines richness. There is opulent textures, a sweet, ripe fruit and mineral center and freshness. This is the debut vintage for this new wine from Laurence Feraud.

Citrus peel, crushed stone and fresh lemon peel, aromatics lead to a silky, fresh, richly textured, lemon, grapefruit and orange marmalade filled wine that combines richness. There is opulent textures, a sweet, ripe fruit and mineral center and freshness. This is the debut vintage for this new wine from Laurence Feraud.

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2014 Domaine du Pégaü Cuvée Réservée  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 92
Full bodied, spicy, fresh, peppery and already showing off its smoky, earthy, barnyard, plum, herb and kirsch profile. A few years in the cellar will help add depth, complexity and softness to this wine, allowing it to flesh and expand..

Full bodied, spicy, fresh, peppery and already showing off its smoky, earthy, barnyard, plum, herb and kirsch profile. A few years in the cellar will help add depth, complexity and softness to this wine, allowing it to flesh and expand..

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2013 Domaine du Pégaü Cuvée Réservée  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 92
A beautiful wine in this vintage. Packed with dark, spicy red fruits and earthy, peppery charms, this is a forward styled wine for the domaine that you can enjoy while aging the delicious 2009 and 2010 vintages as they slowly work their way to maturity.

A beautiful wine in this vintage. Packed with dark, spicy red fruits and earthy, peppery charms, this is a forward styled wine for the domaine that you can enjoy while aging the delicious 2009 and 2010 vintages as they slowly work their way to maturity.

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2012 Domaine du Pégaü Cuvée Réservée  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 94
Deep ruby in color, the wine pops with peppery, black raspberries, garrigue and kirsch. On the palate, the wine is full bodied, rich and deep, with a sweet, spicy, fresh, peppery character that adds to the plush textured, kirsch enriched finish.

Deep ruby in color, the wine pops with peppery, black raspberries, garrigue and kirsch. On the palate, the wine is full bodied, rich and deep, with a sweet, spicy, fresh, peppery character that adds to the plush textured, kirsch enriched finish.

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2011 Domaine du Pégaü Cuvée Réservée  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 92
Earthy, barnyard and wild cherry scents lead to you to a rich, warm, full bodied, spicy wine that is filled with garrigue, pepper and jammy strawberries in the finish.

Earthy, barnyard and wild cherry scents lead to you to a rich, warm, full bodied, spicy wine that is filled with garrigue, pepper and jammy strawberries in the finish.

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2010 Domaine du Pégaü Cuvée Réservée  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 97
Intense, thick, rich and filled to the brim with an array of sweet, perfectly ripe, black raspberries, cherries, plum and strawberries, complicated by fresh herbs, pepper and meaty aromas. The long finish paints your mouth with flavor that really lingers. This stunning wine is at the level of the 2003, which until I tasted this bottle, was my favorite vintage of Pegau. Now, it's a tie game!

Intense, thick, rich and filled to the brim with an array of sweet, perfectly ripe, black raspberries, cherries, plum and strawberries, complicated by fresh herbs, pepper and meaty aromas. The long finish paints your mouth with flavor that really lingers. This stunning wine is at the level of the 2003, which until I tasted this bottle, was my favorite vintage of Pegau. Now, it's a tie game!

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2010 Domaine du Pégau Cuvée Réservée  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 95
At the moment, the wine is quiet. Even with 1-2 hours of decanting, it took coaxing to find the peppery, earthy, garrigue and kirsch notes. Full-bodied, rich, classicly styled with good concentration, ripeness and purity in the fruits, perhaps a few more years of cellaring is needed before popping another cork.

At the moment, the wine is quiet. Even with 1-2 hours of decanting, it took coaxing to find the peppery, earthy, garrigue and kirsch notes. Full-bodied, rich, classicly styled with good concentration, ripeness and purity in the fruits, perhaps a few more years of cellaring is needed before popping another cork.

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2010 Domaine du Pégaü Cuvée da Capo  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 100
Off the charts in the right ways! This was stunning from start to finish. The perfume explodes with scents of incredibly ripe cherries, plums, black raspberries, thyme, wet earth, garrigue and smoke. And that's just the appetizer. The main course is where the real action is, with its mouth filling, teeth staining levels of fruit, extract, the fruit is perfectly ripe, the levels of concentration are insane, yet everything is in balance. Nothing is too much. If you have the money want Chateauneuf du Pape at its best, this is worth cellaring a bottle of two.

Off the charts in the right ways! This was stunning from start to finish. The perfume explodes with scents of incredibly ripe cherries, plums, black raspberries, thyme, wet earth, garrigue and smoke. And that's just the appetizer. The main course is where the real action is, with its mouth filling, teeth staining levels of fruit, extract, the fruit is perfectly ripe, the levels of concentration are insane, yet everything is in balance. Nothing is too much. If you have the money want Chateauneuf du Pape at its best, this is worth cellaring a bottle of two.

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2009 Domaine du Pégaü Cuvée Réservée  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 97
Power and intensity, with luscious textures, fat, dense, ripe and very ripe red and dark red fruits, pepper and earth, with an animalistic touch. There is a lot of character to be enjoyed in this wine.

Power and intensity, with luscious textures, fat, dense, ripe and very ripe red and dark red fruits, pepper and earth, with an animalistic touch. There is a lot of character to be enjoyed in this wine.

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Rich in color and raw materials, this stunning example of Pegau roars from the glass with its intense nose of kirsch liqueur, pepper, fennel, spice, jam and meaty nose. Deep, full-bodied and intense, the powerful wine fills your mouth and palate with layers of ripe, extremely ripe and over ripe berries. Bravo Laurence!

Rich in color and raw materials, this stunning example of Pegau roars from the glass with its intense nose of kirsch liqueur, pepper, fennel, spice, jam and meaty nose. Deep, full-bodied and intense, the powerful wine fills your mouth and palate with layers of ripe, extremely ripe and over ripe berries. Bravo Laurence!

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2009 Domaine du Pégaü Cuvée Laurence  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 95
Peppery, earthy, dark red berries are accompanied by a concentrated, thick layer of sweet, ripe fruit. There is a feeling of that is slightly drying on the palate in the finish that takes away from the wine before the finish of sweet and spicy, dark cherries kicks in.

Peppery, earthy, dark red berries are accompanied by a concentrated, thick layer of sweet, ripe fruit. There is a feeling of that is slightly drying on the palate in the finish that takes away from the wine before the finish of sweet and spicy, dark cherries kicks in.

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2008 Domaine du Pégaü Cuvée Réservée  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 90
Light, early drinking, fresh, bright cherry and wild strawberry, spicy character driven wine that will be best in its youth.

Light, early drinking, fresh, bright cherry and wild strawberry, spicy character driven wine that will be best in its youth.

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2007 Domaine du Pégaü Cuvée Réservée  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 95
Kirsch, cherry liqueur, black raspberry, earth and garrigue aromas, rich, lush textures and a long, fresh, pure, ripe fruit filled finish reminds me why I remain a fan of Chateauneuf du Pape and Pegau. Drink it now if you like them young, or let the wine age. This is simply delicious.

Kirsch, cherry liqueur, black raspberry, earth and garrigue aromas, rich, lush textures and a long, fresh, pure, ripe fruit filled finish reminds me why I remain a fan of Chateauneuf du Pape and Pegau. Drink it now if you like them young, or let the wine age. This is simply delicious.

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2007 Domaine du Pégaü Cuvée da Capo  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 99
Peppery, jammy berries, incense, thyme and smoke on the nose. The fruit has this beautiful roasted quality. Silky, fresh, intensely concentrated and deep, with luscious, opulent textures, the wine fills your mouth, but isn’t in way, hot, or over bearing. The finish makes itself right at home on your palate as if it never wants to leave. Everything is in balance.

Peppery, jammy berries, incense, thyme and smoke on the nose. The fruit has this beautiful roasted quality. Silky, fresh, intensely concentrated and deep, with luscious, opulent textures, the wine fills your mouth, but isn’t in way, hot, or over bearing. The finish makes itself right at home on your palate as if it never wants to leave. Everything is in balance.

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2006 Domaine du Pégaü Cuvée Réservée  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 92
Bright, peppery and filled with strawberry, fresh cherries, earth and herbs, this rich, sweet, Chateauneuf du Pape needs a few more years to come around.

Bright, peppery and filled with strawberry, fresh cherries, earth and herbs, this rich, sweet, Chateauneuf du Pape needs a few more years to come around.

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2005 Domaine du Pégaü Cuvée Réservée  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 93
Krisch, garrigue, herbs, black raspberry and fresh herbal scents open to a medium bodied, fresh, acidic and still youthfully tannic Peagu. The wine needs a few more years before becoming fun to drink. This is the perfect Chateauneuf for people that find 2003 or 2007 too ripe or concentrated.

Krisch, garrigue, herbs, black raspberry and fresh herbal scents open to a medium bodied, fresh, acidic and still youthfully tannic Peagu. The wine needs a few more years before becoming fun to drink. This is the perfect Chateauneuf for people that find 2003 or 2007 too ripe or concentrated.

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2005 Domaine du Pégaü Cuvée Laurence  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 93
Packed with ripe, spicy, meaty, dark red berries, pepper, garrigue and earth, the wine is packed with deep flavors and lusty textures, ending with a still youthful finish.

Packed with ripe, spicy, meaty, dark red berries, pepper, garrigue and earth, the wine is packed with deep flavors and lusty textures, ending with a still youthful finish.

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2004 Domaine du Pégaü Cuvée Réservée  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 93
Dark in color, with a nose packed with pepper, garrigue, kirsch, black raspberry, licorice and kirsch, this full bodied, concentrated, fresh, spicy, mouth filling Chateauneuf du Pape delivered the goods.

Dark in color, with a nose packed with pepper, garrigue, kirsch, black raspberry, licorice and kirsch, this full bodied, concentrated, fresh, spicy, mouth filling Chateauneuf du Pape delivered the goods.

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2003 Domaine du Pégaü Cuvée Réservée  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 97
This is a super wine and a contender for one of my favorite vintages of Pegau. Fat, rich, dense, lush and packed with layers of perfectly ripe, red and dark red fruits, barnyard, earth, garrigue and peppery spices, this is showing great today and should continue getting even better. The wine was popped and poured.

This is a super wine and a contender for one of my favorite vintages of Pegau. Fat, rich, dense, lush and packed with layers of perfectly ripe, red and dark red fruits, barnyard, earth, garrigue and peppery spices, this is showing great today and should continue getting even better. The wine was popped and poured.

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This majestic Chateauneuf du Pape gets better each time I taste it. With a perfume that pops the moment the wine hits your glass, jammy black raspberries, licorice, fresh earth, spice, kirsch and garrigue aromas are in full force. The texture is fat, lush, rich and full, ending with a long sensation of fresh, ripe, spice, dark, red berries. This wine of pleasure drinks great today. If you have some in your cellar, pop a cork and see for yourself.

This majestic Chateauneuf du Pape gets better each time I taste it. With a perfume that pops the moment the wine hits your glass, jammy black raspberries, licorice, fresh earth, spice, kirsch and garrigue aromas are in full force. The texture is fat, lush, rich and full, ending with a long sensation of fresh, ripe, spice, dark, red berries. This wine of pleasure drinks great today. If you have some in your cellar, pop a cork and see for yourself.

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Beautiful nose of barnyard, pepper, kirsch liqueur, strawberry, earth and spice capture your attention. Powerful, full bodied and concentrated, this voluptuous, rich, mouth filling wine coats your palate with layers of ripe, fresh, essence of black cherry, plum, black raspberry, spice and strawberry jam. This is a knockout Chateauneuf du Pape that can be enjoyed today and based on how well the 1990 is ageing, for at least another 15-20 more years.

Beautiful nose of barnyard, pepper, kirsch liqueur, strawberry, earth and spice capture your attention. Powerful, full bodied and concentrated, this voluptuous, rich, mouth filling wine coats your palate with layers of ripe, fresh, essence of black cherry, plum, black raspberry, spice and strawberry jam. This is a knockout Chateauneuf du Pape that can be enjoyed today and based on how well the 1990 is ageing, for at least another 15-20 more years.

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If you're a fan of Chateauneuf du Pape, this sublime example belongs in your cellar. Explosive aromas of licorice, jammy black and red fruits, garrigue, pepper, spice, kirsch and fresh herbs. Powerful concentrated, rich, intense, pure and mouth filling. There is a lot to like with this wine. It's a fabulous expression of Chateauneuf du Pape.

If you're a fan of Chateauneuf du Pape, this sublime example belongs in your cellar. Explosive aromas of licorice, jammy black and red fruits, garrigue, pepper, spice, kirsch and fresh herbs. Powerful concentrated, rich, intense, pure and mouth filling. There is a lot to like with this wine. It's a fabulous expression of Chateauneuf du Pape.

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Inky dark in color. Ripe and over ripe blackberry, strawberry and dark cherry along with pepper, licorice and spice, the perfume demands attention. Incredible levels of concentrated ripe fruit fill your mouth with ample freshness and purity. This has great character with the ability to age and evolve. This could end up better than the 90!

Inky dark in color. Ripe and over ripe blackberry, strawberry and dark cherry along with pepper, licorice and spice, the perfume demands attention. Incredible levels of concentrated ripe fruit fill your mouth with ample freshness and purity. This has great character with the ability to age and evolve. This could end up better than the 90!

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2003 Domaine du Pégau Cuvée Réservée  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 97
Clearly at the top of the pyramid for the vintage, as the wine manages to avoid the pitfalls from the excessive heat, here you find a concentrated, lusciously styled, earthy, garrigue-filled wine with an array of spices, an herb garden and waves of ripe, sweet, peppery, red fruits with green olive tints and a finish that does not want to quit. Popped and poured, this is really playing at the top of its game.

Clearly at the top of the pyramid for the vintage, as the wine manages to avoid the pitfalls from the excessive heat, here you find a concentrated, lusciously styled, earthy, garrigue-filled wine with an array of spices, an herb garden and waves of ripe, sweet, peppery, red fruits with green olive tints and a finish that does not want to quit. Popped and poured, this is really playing at the top of its game.

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Certainly a contender for the wine of vintage as this gem manages to avoid the excessive heat and overripeness found in many 03 Chateauneuf's. Rich, lush and captivating, the wine fills your palate with wild, earthy, peppery, herb, leaf and tobacco coated fruits. Ripe, but not too much, this is drinking beautifully today. If you have been waiting, pull a cork and enjoy the ride.

Certainly a contender for the wine of vintage as this gem manages to avoid the excessive heat and overripeness found in many 03 Chateauneuf's. Rich, lush and captivating, the wine fills your palate with wild, earthy, peppery, herb, leaf and tobacco coated fruits. Ripe, but not too much, this is drinking beautifully today. If you have been waiting, pull a cork and enjoy the ride.

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2003 Domaine du Pégaü Cuvée da Capo  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 100
Mind blowing! It took just 1 sip to knock me over, forcing me to step back, think about it, and go back for another swirl, sniff and sip. This is more than decadent. The levels of concentration here are almost impossible to believe. The wine coats your palate, teeth and gums, and the best part is, it stays there for at least 60 seconds, or longer! Yet, as much as this wine has, everything is in balance, there is just a lot of weight on both sides of the scale. Still youthful, fresh and invigorating, this should drink well for at least 2-3 more decades. But life is short, so if you have a bottle, pop a cork and enjoy the ride!

Mind blowing! It took just 1 sip to knock me over, forcing me to step back, think about it, and go back for another swirl, sniff and sip. This is more than decadent. The levels of concentration here are almost impossible to believe. The wine coats your palate, teeth and gums, and the best part is, it stays there for at least 60 seconds, or longer! Yet, as much as this wine has, everything is in balance, there is just a lot of weight on both sides of the scale. Still youthful, fresh and invigorating, this should drink well for at least 2-3 more decades. But life is short, so if you have a bottle, pop a cork and enjoy the ride!

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Stunning in ever sense of the word, this wine has it all for Chateauneuf du Pape lovers. Waves of deep, rich, lush, ripe, sweet, spicy fruits are all over the place. There is a beauty to the fruits, symmetry, complexity and length here, with supple, hedonistic textures. This is drinking in the perfect place. I suspect this will age for quite a while, but why wait. This is exactly where it needs to be!

Stunning in ever sense of the word, this wine has it all for Chateauneuf du Pape lovers. Waves of deep, rich, lush, ripe, sweet, spicy fruits are all over the place. There is a beauty to the fruits, symmetry, complexity and length here, with supple, hedonistic textures. This is drinking in the perfect place. I suspect this will age for quite a while, but why wait. This is exactly where it needs to be!

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Mouth coating, palate staining and dense, rich does not express how much weight this wine has. No shy wall flower here. The wine packs a punch from the first sniff. On the palate, this is massive, yet there is prefect, velvety symmetry to the wine, as everything is in balance and harmony. The wine owns the room, and that's OK, because it's so damn good. This is a unique expression of Chateauneuf du Pape at its best.

Mouth coating, palate staining and dense, rich does not express how much weight this wine has. No shy wall flower here. The wine packs a punch from the first sniff. On the palate, this is massive, yet there is prefect, velvety symmetry to the wine, as everything is in balance and harmony. The wine owns the room, and that's OK, because it's so damn good. This is a unique expression of Chateauneuf du Pape at its best.

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Compelling! Each sip makes you want another, which is the sign of all great wines. The wine is incredibly concentrated, yet perfectly in balance. The fruit is perfectly ripe without heat or jammy qualities. The wine is rich, mouth coating, deep and long.

Compelling! Each sip makes you want another, which is the sign of all great wines. The wine is incredibly concentrated, yet perfectly in balance. The fruit is perfectly ripe without heat or jammy qualities. The wine is rich, mouth coating, deep and long.

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2003 Pegau da Capo has turned out so much different than I anticipated. Having tasted the wine in barrel and in bottle, I was expecting a massive, dark, jammy wine with more power than refinement. Nothing could be further from the truth. Served blind, this could have passed for a great vintage of Chateau Rayas! The beautiful fragrance was filled with earth, black cherries, kirsch, wild strawberries, pepper and spice. Elegant in texture, with a beautiful array of sweet, ripe, pure, juicy, red fruits in the finish, this suave Southern Rhone wine is a pleasure to drink now and it should remain at this level, or improve for many years to come.

2003 Pegau da Capo has turned out so much different than I anticipated. Having tasted the wine in barrel and in bottle, I was expecting a massive, dark, jammy wine with more power than refinement. Nothing could be further from the truth. Served blind, this could have passed for a great vintage of Chateau Rayas! The beautiful fragrance was filled with earth, black cherries, kirsch, wild strawberries, pepper and spice. Elegant in texture, with a beautiful array of sweet, ripe, pure, juicy, red fruits in the finish, this suave Southern Rhone wine is a pleasure to drink now and it should remain at this level, or improve for many years to come.

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2001 Domaine du Pégaü Cuvée Réservée  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 94
Barnyard scents are in full force, with this peppery, garrigue, black raspberry and earthy wine. Rich, full bodied, animalistic and filled with sweet, ripe, spicy fruit, this is drinking great today, and should be better tomorrow!

Barnyard scents are in full force, with this peppery, garrigue, black raspberry and earthy wine. Rich, full bodied, animalistic and filled with sweet, ripe, spicy fruit, this is drinking great today, and should be better tomorrow!

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2000 Domaine du Pégaü Cuvée da Capo  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 97
Powerful, concentrated and with depth of flavor, the wine is loaded with sweet, perfectly ripe, black raspberries, kirsch, pepper and herbs, all topped off with thyme. Dense, long and lush, with a purity of fruit, this is a stunner. Drink this now, or age it for a up to another decade, either way this is just great wine.

Powerful, concentrated and with depth of flavor, the wine is loaded with sweet, perfectly ripe, black raspberries, kirsch, pepper and herbs, all topped off with thyme. Dense, long and lush, with a purity of fruit, this is a stunner. Drink this now, or age it for a up to another decade, either way this is just great wine.

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Ripe, rich, sweet, intense and in the sweet spot, there is a beautiful sensation of fruit, earth, spice, herbs and pepper that builds and expands, adding complexities to the waves of kirsch and black raspberries on your palate.

Ripe, rich, sweet, intense and in the sweet spot, there is a beautiful sensation of fruit, earth, spice, herbs and pepper that builds and expands, adding complexities to the waves of kirsch and black raspberries on your palate.

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A very nice, stylish Chateauneuf du Pape, but it's not delivering as much pleasure as the 2000 Pegau Reserve. Especially when you compare the price difference. It has nice aromatics, ripe fruit and a good mouth feel, but something is missing at this stage of development.

A very nice, stylish Chateauneuf du Pape, but it's not delivering as much pleasure as the 2000 Pegau Reserve. Especially when you compare the price difference. It has nice aromatics, ripe fruit and a good mouth feel, but something is missing at this stage of development.

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Forward, jammy dark cherry and spice, this is not as good as the the previous benchmark, 1998. Fresh, balanced, complex and open, at the end of the day, it's not worth the money being asked.

Forward, jammy dark cherry and spice, this is not as good as the the previous benchmark, 1998. Fresh, balanced, complex and open, at the end of the day, it's not worth the money being asked.

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2000 Domaine du Pégau Cuvée da Capo  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 96
A massive wall of mouth-filling super ripe, sweet, peppery, deep red fruits with licorice, spice, jam and black cherries that keeps on coming. It is hard to believe this is almost 20 years of age. It seems immortal.

A massive wall of mouth-filling super ripe, sweet, peppery, deep red fruits with licorice, spice, jam and black cherries that keeps on coming. It is hard to believe this is almost 20 years of age. It seems immortal.

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2000 Domaine du Pégau Cuvée Réservée  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 94
Fully mature, the wine is on the elegant, soft, refined side on the palate. In the perfume, you find thyme, bouquet garni, dark, earthy kirsch, and meaty notes. This is completely developed and a pleasure to taste. Popped and poured, this delicious treat was the perfect match for Paella. This was my last bottle and I am sorry to see it go.

Fully mature, the wine is on the elegant, soft, refined side on the palate. In the perfume, you find thyme, bouquet garni, dark, earthy kirsch, and meaty notes. This is completely developed and a pleasure to taste. Popped and poured, this delicious treat was the perfect match for Paella. This was my last bottle and I am sorry to see it go.

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2000 Domaine du Pégaü Cuvée Réservée  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 92
Plums, kirsch, pepper, garrigue, licorice and spice aromas are easy to find. Soft in texture with a lush character, this forward style of wine has been a pleasure to taste since the day it hit the stores. This bottle seems slightly more advanced than previous bottles. I'm not sure if that is just this bottle, or if the wine is developing at a rapid pace for Pegau. I'll try and pop another in the near future.

Plums, kirsch, pepper, garrigue, licorice and spice aromas are easy to find. Soft in texture with a lush character, this forward style of wine has been a pleasure to taste since the day it hit the stores. This bottle seems slightly more advanced than previous bottles. I'm not sure if that is just this bottle, or if the wine is developing at a rapid pace for Pegau. I'll try and pop another in the near future.

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1998 Domaine du Pégaü Cuvée Réservée  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 89
Hello Mr. Ed! You need a bath because you stink like a barn. This wine, or at least this bottle was very horsey. There was good quality to the fruit and texture, but the barnyard aromas bordered on the edge of too much.

Hello Mr. Ed! You need a bath because you stink like a barn. This wine, or at least this bottle was very horsey. There was good quality to the fruit and texture, but the barnyard aromas bordered on the edge of too much.

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Strawberry jam, kirsch, earth, Provencal herbs and pepper scents open to a medium/full bodied, round, ripe, sweet, mature Chateauneuf du Pape that is drinking great today. Full bodied, luscious and lusty, there is a lot to like in the wine and the best part is, there is no reason to delay popping a cork as it's drinking great today.

Strawberry jam, kirsch, earth, Provencal herbs and pepper scents open to a medium/full bodied, round, ripe, sweet, mature Chateauneuf du Pape that is drinking great today. Full bodied, luscious and lusty, there is a lot to like in the wine and the best part is, there is no reason to delay popping a cork as it's drinking great today.

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The wine opens with sweet kirsch, cherry, pepper, underbrush and black raspberry jam. This fresh, full bodied Chateauneuf seems to have matured quickly for Pegau. The wine finishes with a soft, jammy, pepper and cherry filled finish.

The wine opens with sweet kirsch, cherry, pepper, underbrush and black raspberry jam. This fresh, full bodied Chateauneuf seems to have matured quickly for Pegau. The wine finishes with a soft, jammy, pepper and cherry filled finish.

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Cherry girotte, wild strawberry jam, fresh market herbs, underbrush, fennel and cracked black pepper start off the perfume. Full bodied, and filled with ripe, spicy, black cherry preserves, this sauvage style of Chateauneuf drinks well today and might improve a bit, but it's so much funto taste now, why wait?

Cherry girotte, wild strawberry jam, fresh market herbs, underbrush, fennel and cracked black pepper start off the perfume. Full bodied, and filled with ripe, spicy, black cherry preserves, this sauvage style of Chateauneuf drinks well today and might improve a bit, but it's so much funto taste now, why wait?

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Traditionally styled with ripe, red fruit, herbs, licorice and pepper. Concentrated with rich textures, this ripe wine packs a lot of ripe kirsch in the finish.

Traditionally styled with ripe, red fruit, herbs, licorice and pepper. Concentrated with rich textures, this ripe wine packs a lot of ripe kirsch in the finish.

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1998 Domaine du Pégaü Cuvée da Capo  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 97
This stunner is packed with earthy, blackberries, cherries, garrigue, pepper, kirsch and licorice. Full bodied, long, sweet, ripe and intense, the pure, sweet, ripe fruits in the finish really stay with you.

This stunner is packed with earthy, blackberries, cherries, garrigue, pepper, kirsch and licorice. Full bodied, long, sweet, ripe and intense, the pure, sweet, ripe fruits in the finish really stay with you.

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1998 Pegau da Capo made from mostly old vine Grenache is so deep in color, it could pass for a 2007. With a nose packed with pepper, over ripe cherries, licorice, liquefied steak, garrigue, kirsch, spice, earth and fresh herbs, it's almost too much of a good thing. Please note I said, almost too much. Packed and stacked with multiple layers of sweet, jammy berries, the wine is obviously built to age and evolve for decades. The levels of concentration are almost off the charts. Perhaps I caught it at the wrong the wrong time, because the tannins were slightly obtrusive and the wine was not as expressive in the nose or mouth as I would have anticipated. From memory, the few times I've tasted the wine in the past offered a better tasting experience. I hope to try another bottle in another 5- 10 years.

1998 Pegau da Capo made from mostly old vine Grenache is so deep in color, it could pass for a 2007. With a nose packed with pepper, over ripe cherries, licorice, liquefied steak, garrigue, kirsch, spice, earth and fresh herbs, it's almost too much of a good thing. Please note I said, almost too much. Packed and stacked with multiple layers of sweet, jammy berries, the wine is obviously built to age and evolve for decades. The levels of concentration are almost off the charts. Perhaps I caught it at the wrong the wrong time, because the tannins were slightly obtrusive and the wine was not as expressive in the nose or mouth as I would have anticipated. From memory, the few times I've tasted the wine in the past offered a better tasting experience. I hope to try another bottle in another 5- 10 years.

5,641 Views   Tasted
Concentrated and freakishly ripe fruit. Peppery jam, this is incredibly rich and dense. Lovers of Chateauneuf need to to experience this wine at least once. The finish is well over sixty seconds!

Concentrated and freakishly ripe fruit. Peppery jam, this is incredibly rich and dense. Lovers of Chateauneuf need to to experience this wine at least once. The finish is well over sixty seconds!

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1998 Domaine du Pégaü Cuvée Laurence  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 96
Complex notes of black fruits, pepper, spices, griotte and jam. Rich, deep and palate pleasing. More structure, complexity, depth and fruit than the Reserve.

Complex notes of black fruits, pepper, spices, griotte and jam. Rich, deep and palate pleasing. More structure, complexity, depth and fruit than the Reserve.

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1995 Domaine du Pégaü Cuvée Réservée  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 93
Animalistic, sauvage notes of ripe dark cherry and black raspberry jam with herbs and blackberry liqueur. Tannic, structured and slightly pitched. Needs time. Lacks some charm.

Animalistic, sauvage notes of ripe dark cherry and black raspberry jam with herbs and blackberry liqueur. Tannic, structured and slightly pitched. Needs time. Lacks some charm.

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1990 Domaine du Pégaü Cuvée Réservée  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 97
Beautiful in every sense of the word. The sweet, decadently ripe cherries, black raspberries, strawberry jam, spice and earth, along with the texture that only comes from the patina of age were in full force with this bottle. Popped and poured, this was a stunner.

Beautiful in every sense of the word. The sweet, decadently ripe cherries, black raspberries, strawberry jam, spice and earth, along with the texture that only comes from the patina of age were in full force with this bottle. Popped and poured, this was a stunner.

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Showing its age in color, with a boatload of roasted fruit, cherries, kirsch and earthy, forest scents, the wine is supple, round and fresh, with a beautiful core of sweet, ripe, spicy, black cherries that really leave a lasting impression. This was tasted from a pristine bottle at the property.

Showing its age in color, with a boatload of roasted fruit, cherries, kirsch and earthy, forest scents, the wine is supple, round and fresh, with a beautiful core of sweet, ripe, spicy, black cherries that really leave a lasting impression. This was tasted from a pristine bottle at the property.

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With an expressive nose of black cherry liqueur, kirsch, pepper, herbs and stone, we were in Chateauneuf du Pape. With beautiful textures and a sweetness to the fruit, this full mature Chateauneuf du Pape is a candidate for serious aging as it’s still going strong at 22.

With an expressive nose of black cherry liqueur, kirsch, pepper, herbs and stone, we were in Chateauneuf du Pape. With beautiful textures and a sweetness to the fruit, this full mature Chateauneuf du Pape is a candidate for serious aging as it’s still going strong at 22.

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Spice, kirsch, black pepper, earth and garrigue scents open a full bodied, Grenache based wine that's filled with sweet, strawberry jam, spice and fresh cherries. Fully mature, this Chateauneuf du Pape should offer pleasure for another 5-10 years.

Spice, kirsch, black pepper, earth and garrigue scents open a full bodied, Grenache based wine that's filled with sweet, strawberry jam, spice and fresh cherries. Fully mature, this Chateauneuf du Pape should offer pleasure for another 5-10 years.

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1990 Pegau, from a beautiful bottle with fill that looks like a 10 year old wine. Aromas of barnyard, Provencal herbs, cherry griotte, lavender, forest floor and white pepper start off the perfume. Full bodied, rich, luscious concentrated layers of spicy cherries and strawberry feel great as they coat your tongue with soft, flavors and lift. The peppery, cherry griotte and black raspberry finish could be a little longer, but this stylish wine gives so much pleasure, I'm not complaining. At close to 21 years of age, (sadly the wine, not me), there is no reason for more development. I'm going to finish my remaining bottles over the next 3-5 years. 96 Pts

1990 Pegau, from a beautiful bottle with fill that looks like a 10 year old wine. Aromas of barnyard, Provencal herbs, cherry griotte, lavender, forest floor and white pepper start off the perfume. Full bodied, rich, luscious concentrated layers of spicy cherries and strawberry feel great as they coat your tongue with soft, flavors and lift. The peppery, cherry griotte and black raspberry finish could be a little longer, but this stylish wine gives so much pleasure, I'm not complaining. At close to 21 years of age, (sadly the wine, not me), there is no reason for more development. I'm going to finish my remaining bottles over the next 3-5 years. 96 Pts

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Kirsch, iodine, herbs, olives, licorice, sweet black and red fruit are intoxicating to smell in this sublime Chateauneuf du Pape wine. In the mouth, layers of juicy, sweet, ripe fruit fill every nook and cranny of your plalate with layers of ripe srawberry, cherry and a hint of licorice.

Kirsch, iodine, herbs, olives, licorice, sweet black and red fruit are intoxicating to smell in this sublime Chateauneuf du Pape wine. In the mouth, layers of juicy, sweet, ripe fruit fill every nook and cranny of your plalate with layers of ripe srawberry, cherry and a hint of licorice.

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Deeply colored with a potent perfume of spicy red and black fruit with jam. Very concentrated. Packed and stacked with ripe fruit and purity. The long clean finish will put a smile on any Chateauneuf du Pape fans face.

Deeply colored with a potent perfume of spicy red and black fruit with jam. Very concentrated. Packed and stacked with ripe fruit and purity. The long clean finish will put a smile on any Chateauneuf du Pape fans face.

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Red ruby with a tint of brick. The rim is definitely brick colored. Darker than many mature Chateauneuf's, but showing signs of maturity. Jammy, ripe black fruits along with herbs of Provence, wet earth and spices with a chocolate overtone which surprised me. Full bodied with ripe, lush cherry and strawberry notes. More interesting on the nose than the palate. :25-:30 second finish. Very dense mouth feel, extremely concentrated wine from very ripe fruit

Red ruby with a tint of brick. The rim is definitely brick colored. Darker than many mature Chateauneuf's, but showing signs of maturity. Jammy, ripe black fruits along with herbs of Provence, wet earth and spices with a chocolate overtone which surprised me. Full bodied with ripe, lush cherry and strawberry notes. More interesting on the nose than the palate. :25-:30 second finish. Very dense mouth feel, extremely concentrated wine from very ripe fruit

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1990 Domaine du Pégaü Cuvée Laurence  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 90
The finish showed a slight, dry, tart cherry flavor. I think this wine is starting to dry out. Owners should drink this sooner than later. The 90 Reserve is a much better wine.

The finish showed a slight, dry, tart cherry flavor. I think this wine is starting to dry out. Owners should drink this sooner than later. The 90 Reserve is a much better wine.

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Thick, beefy, dense and chewy in style with lots of herbs, strawberry, barnyard and black fruit on the nose.

Thick, beefy, dense and chewy in style with lots of herbs, strawberry, barnyard and black fruit on the nose.

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Herbs, Spices, jammy fruit and incense notes filled the glass. The mouth feel on the Laurence was very elegant and in a wild way, as it is a Chateauneuf, elegant. Deep, rich tiers of decadent fruit fill your palate.

Herbs, Spices, jammy fruit and incense notes filled the glass. The mouth feel on the Laurence was very elegant and in a wild way, as it is a Chateauneuf, elegant. Deep, rich tiers of decadent fruit fill your palate.

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1990 Domaine du Pégau Cuvée Réservée  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 97
I was shocked this continues performing at the same high-level now that it is over 30 years of age. The attention-seeking perfume, with its spice, kirsch, cherries, plums, earth and herbal notes is right on. But the silky, luscious textural experience, with all its perfectly ripe fruits and its sublime purity sealed the deal. Popped and poured, there is no reason to age this any longer. That being said, this is about as good as mature Chateauneuf gets!

I was shocked this continues performing at the same high-level now that it is over 30 years of age. The attention-seeking perfume, with its spice, kirsch, cherries, plums, earth and herbal notes is right on. But the silky, luscious textural experience, with all its perfectly ripe fruits and its sublime purity sealed the deal. Popped and poured, there is no reason to age this any longer. That being said, this is about as good as mature Chateauneuf gets!

1,976 Views   Tasted
1989 Domaine du Pégaü Cuvée Réservée  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 89
Sharp, peppery, bright and with a touch of brett, the wine lacks softness, leaving you with an earthy, chalky, spicy, red berry finish.

Sharp, peppery, bright and with a touch of brett, the wine lacks softness, leaving you with an earthy, chalky, spicy, red berry finish.

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Strong, barn yard odors greeted you at the door. With time, that blew off and it morphed into a beefy, rustic, traditionally styled Chateauneuf lacking some charm.

Strong, barn yard odors greeted you at the door. With time, that blew off and it morphed into a beefy, rustic, traditionally styled Chateauneuf lacking some charm.

1,612 Views   Tasted