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92 Points

Sunday, July 21, 2013 - Cherry liqueur on the nose. Good ripe fruit on the palate bundled with a lot of luxurious oak, which actually singed my palate slightly. This has a medium, but powerful streak to the finish, with chalky, drying tannins. Reminded me a bit of the '10 Leoville Poyferre tasted at UGC, but this is more interesting and 1/3 the price. Just needs time for the oak to integrate, but I may prefer the Vieux Télégraphe at this stage, but prefer this to the Donjon. No decant tonight...consumed within two + hours after opening.

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  • Comment posted by William Kelley:

    7/25/2013 1:07:00 AM - Note that there is absolutely no new oak used on this cuvée, nor on any of Pégau's other Châteauneuf du Papes. These wines are aged entirely in old wood and tank.

  • Comment posted by Robert Pavlovich:

    7/25/2013 8:48:00 AM - Thanks...any info on the oak treatment of this would be appreciated, though I don't think it was too abnormal for such a young wine.

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