Tasted Thursday, February 24, 2011 by CWilliam with 464 views
We tasted through the 2008 vintage CDPs two at at time blind. We revealed the two wines after the two were tasted. I've grouped the wines into three flights given the 1st two wines were from the '07 and '09 vintage and the 1st 4 '08s were outclassed by the last 6 wines. The top 3 wines for the group were the Clos des Papes (7/14), the Beaucastel (4/14) and the Domaine Pegau 'Cuvee Reservee' (3/14) I was suprised at the quality of these wines given the negative press - had I not attended the tasting I probably wound not have purchased any of these wines. My favorite two wines were the Pegau and the Beaucastel. I also enjoyed the Usseglio and it was voted the group's top value.
These wines were enjoyable but I would not purchase given average QPR.
All of these wines were enjoyable and I would purchase any one of them.
Special thanks to Helga, Carly & Sylvia for letting us join the tasting as well as well as our tasting hosts.