Really restrained nose and initial entry. No sign of alcohol burn on the nose or palate, something which mars many grenache based wines in my opinion. Actually it displays lovely bloody, meaty aromas with red fruit notes. On the palate it's rich but not fat and slips down remarkably easy. My issue is with the finish. It' finishes a tad harsh and dry. It's shorter than the nose and initial taste leads you to expect. Needs more time, or a characteristic of the vintage? It remains one of my favourite C9 producers though.
A very nice vintage of this wine, this certainly kept my interest. Beautiful ruby color. Ripe red fruits, baking spice, black pepper, garrigue, forest floor, and tobacco. Full-bodied and silky on the palate. Still has tannins to resolve, but they are nicely balanced. So fresh on the finish, showing no heat at all. As always, Pégaü Cuvée Réservée delivers excellent value.
This is a wonderful wine. The coolness of the vintage suits Pegau so well, the GHrenache-fruit is clear, yet robust, there is garrigue galore, but also minerality and freshness. Will keep, but it is drinking extremely well right now.
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(Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée) Very dark red violet color; deep cherry, black cherry, plum nose; youthful, plush, tart berry, cherry, licorice, baked plum palate with sweet tannins; medium-plus finish 94+ pts.
(DOMAINE PEGAU DU PAPE RED) #1; COLOR-dark; NOSE-complex & exciting; cabbage & Brussel sprout covered by huuge vanilla component; dark black licorice; & some wild cassis; TASTE-Wow!! This wine is kicking serious ass; hugely complex; enormous amounts of bacon & leather; blueberry pie till your touching the sky; loaded w/ fresh berries; Vanilla for days; very luscious; huge mouthfeel; massive attack; beautiful firm ripe tannins, but covered w/ so much fruit & complexity; seamless mid-palate; structure; long, long finish; well-rounded; will last for 10+ years, but is approachable now; not cheap, but serious wine; elegance & refinement; tremendous effort; balance & harmony; RP-94; GV-94+