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Community Tasting Notes (219) Avg Score: 92.2 points

  • Disappointing. Color shows considerable browning. Way more mature than I would have expected. Fruit fading. Maybe a bad bottle. Hope the remaining ones are better than this.

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  • Very ripe fruit, mainly plums and apricot, but also a slightly oxidized expression and some tobacco and violet. Initially the wine has some barnyard notes but these quickly disappear.
    The palate has sweet red berries, some ginger and sandy tannins. Acidity is very careful and soft but still present.
    For a wine showing this amount of ripe fruit and with a rather low acidity it manages to stay surprisingly fresh.

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  • Medium red, browning. As with all of the last 3 bottles, a hefty dose of brett. Quite lush without overripeness, slightly muddled red fruit. Missing some focus and tension due to low acidity.

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  • Warming up to the great 2006-tasting, this was tasted vis-avis the 2007, this comes out ahead with plenty of barnyard, garrigue and even minerality to back it up. Very fresh, very young, this is an absolute beginner, and will live for 10+ years. But if you like the primary, sweet Grenache, it can be drunk now, I shall wait at least a year before opening the next one from my one stash.

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  • Another delightful bottle. While this bottle shared a lot with the previous bottle (garrigue, earth, mineral flavors) this one seemed to have quite a bit more: an intense lush dark fruit on the attack, and this one had some anise throughout also. It took about half an hour to open up but then kept getting better. Did not throw any sediment to speak of.

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Vinous

  • By Josh Raynolds
    January/February 2009, IWC Issue #142, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee) Subscribe to see review text.
  • By Josh Raynolds
    January/February 2008, IWC Issue #136, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee) Subscribe to see review text.

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Garagiste

  • By Jon Rimmerman
    3/5/2009, (See more on Garagiste...)

    (PEGAU Cuvee Reservee) Pegau

    Dear Friends,

    After trying this wine for the 3rd time in bottle, I'm convinced it is as good as some of the storied vintages from Pegau over the last few decades - it has a suave quality that sets it apart from rougher vintages like 2005 or 2001 (both exceptional vintages, just different). The 2006 is a cerebral and very serious example that is not only compelling but a direct testament to the traditional winemaking of the region. As far as CdP is concerned, it doesn't get much better for the style (I believe the Reservee contains the Cuvee da Capo component in 2006 - there is no separate bottling, although Feraud could always change his mind):

    I know everyone is chasing the 2007, but that would be like ignoring the 1995 Leoville Las Cases because you want the 1996 - both have their moments ad the 2006 is far less expensive.

    ONE SHIPMENT ONLY at this price directly from Avignon.

    2006 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee (rouge)

    Thank you,

    Jon Rimmerman
    Garagiste
    Seattle, WA

    Rhone5470

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