Opens with a typical Pegau-nose, salute from La Crau with all the meats and herbes, but then - gradualy, then suddenly - smooths out and appears more polished, even light. The fruit is bright and sweet, and the wine is very easy to drink right now,an almost feminine expression of Pegau - on quite marked tannins at the end tells us, that there is a future...
DTC Chateauneuf du Pape (@ SS): Beautiful bouquet with some pleasant barnyard, beautiful herbs and spices and “garrigue”. A wine for which sniffing is almost enough ;-). On the palate garrigue, a beautiful balance between elegant acidity and sweetness, good tannin with still a soft bite and a good length in the finish. Overall a real beauty with still a good future. Very happy to have a few. There will be a follow up on this TN.
Great nose with dark fruit notes and provencal herbs. Roasted meat and dark fruit on a savory palate. Outstanding balance with a lot of fruit still showing, so takes positive advantage of the vintage. Not a subtle wine, works great on a cool easy fall day.
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(Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée) Very dark red violet color; smoky, tobacco, tart black fruit nose; tobacco, tart black fruit, smoke, garrigue palate, heading toward cigar box; medium-plus finish
Tonight's offer does not require a long diatribe or dissertation.
The more I taste this wine, the more I'm convinced it is one of the finest wines of the 2007 campaign (not surprising). While not as raw as certain vintages of Pegau, it is still produced in a singular style that has become all too difficult to find in the Southern Rhone - one of tradition and reflection. If you are looking for 2007 birth-year wine (a 21st birthday perhaps?), this would be an enticing candidate as the track record is there for spectacular ageing and it will certainly increase in value due to the aura that surrounds 2007 and the eventual rarity that will follow it into adulthood.
While tempting to drink now, I wouldn't touch a bottle for at least 10 years and preferably 15.
ONE SHIPMENT ONLY of the 2007.
This wine has arrived with impeccable provenance:
2007 Domaine de Pegau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Reservee
Jon Rimmerman Garagiste Seattle, WA
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