I have limited experience with Pegau so take my note with a grain (or tablespoon) of salt. Brett was very overpowering with dirty diaper (I have a 20 month old so this smell is rather top of mind..) and funk on the nose. Certainly possible this is attributable to bottle variation after reading the other notes.
1st btl of a semi-recent case purchase, pop 'n poured and drank over 3 hours. A beautiful complex nose giving off cherry fruited licorice, earth, potpourri and roasted herbs lead way to a sweet, juicy, medium bodied raspberry and cherry dominated palate with pepper notes that linger on the finish.
Lunch at Les Amis (Les Amis, Shaw House): Very nice indeed - this was very solid for a straight CDP. On the nose, red cherries and berries, violets and five spice, and then just a hint of funk and earth made for a very attractive bouquet. Great palate too. Lithe, fresh and lively, with fine tannins and bright acidity dancing through fresh flavours of darker cherries and wild berries, all laced with woody spices and, again, that little hint of funk. Absolutely enjoyable, from the bright attack all the way into the lingering spicy finish - early drinking for sure, and maybe lacking the depth of bigger vintages, but this was so yummy.
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