Popped, breathed in bottle 60 minutes, consumed over next 90. This bottle performed beautifully. Wonderful balance, lots going on, lengthy finish. Lovely Pegau Reservee drinking to my palate like it's in its peak window.
Tasted from magnum. The nose was full of leather, mushrooms, undergrowth, sweaty horse, and some chocolate notes. Very nice complexity. The mouthfeel was very balanced and you could clearly taste that this had been beautifully stored. However, it was a bit too unstructured for me to score it higher, though other people around the table very much more excited. If it had some more acidity and lift, then it could easily get two points more. It should be said, I'm not normally a big CDP fan. Two very similar magnums were tasted.
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(Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée) Dark red violet color with pale meniscus; berry, dried berry, brett, bark, mineral, charcoal, pepper nose; tasty, youthful, meaty, black fruit, charcoal palate; medium-plus finish 95+ pts.
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