Expressive nose of dark chocolate, iodine with tarragon and sage. Fresh on the palate, dark plum and black cherry complimenting the garrigue. Tannins prominent but not obtrusive. Drinking well, sure to improve over the next 5-10 years.
Dark red, hazy. Redolent of Ripe cherry and berry fruit, animal, leather burning herbs(!), light balsamic note. Velvety, fruity attack. Concentrated and a long finish. Tannic but not dry. Very, very good. This bottle would have been just as lovely in 2020, except......
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.
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(Domaine de Pegau Châteauneauf-du-Pape, Rhône) Aromas of dark fruits—plum, black cherry, fig—and hints of earthiness. This bold wine bridges the gap between the older, classic styles of the region and the more modern, “cleaned-up” versions. It’s intensely flavored and full-bodied, with layers of complexity and the structure to age beautifully for many years to come. Hot Picks
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