'05 Pegau showed up big time last night. Great interplay between the fat and the tannins, then a long, layered finish that makes you pause to enjoy a while before going back to your meal. That it's a good pairing with steak would be an understatement. Powerful, restrained, balanced and complex with ample fruit and structure to go for a long time. It could use some time to soften a bit, but there's no reason not to enjoy now with a healthy decant. This really hit the sweet spot for all of us last night, and once again, '05 CdP rocks the party.
Drank two over the last couple months. Really nice, but needs time. The fruit, complexity and freshness are there, but it's also very high in alcohol and a little hot at times. On day two is when this really shined. Expect this to get better in the next few years. Should prove to be quite a value.