Best bottle of the lot, this had resolved most of the grainy tannin of a couple of previous bottles. Improved in the decanter for about an hour and then held strong over the course of 5-6 hours. Still not my favorite vintage for Pegau, but certainly solid and not by any means disappointing.
Dark color. Nose dominated by brambly fruit of Syrah with some barnyard, cured meat, wet clay, and candied sage elements. On the palate, this is a very voluptuous wine, showing rich dark fruit juxtaposed against olive tapenade and herbs. Medium- acidity, sweet resolving tannin on the medium+ finish.
Consumed over 18 hours, decanted three hours and then placed back in the bottle overnight. Comparing against my previous note, this has smoothed out quite a bit on the nose and palate. After drinking this, I still hold that '09 CdP that have a bunch of Syrah are doing better than those that have a ton of Grenache. 14.9%