TN: Rhone dinner (The Grill Room at Capella Hotel Georgetown): Slightly leaner style for Pegau. Mostly black fruits, black cherry, fruit cake, tobacco, licorice, dill, tar and ash. Good concentration, slightly dry black fruit driven palate impression, slightly metallic, good acidity, slightly rustic tannins and medium finish that ends slightly coarse. At least one person thought it was tired. My guess is that it was slightly angular from the get go. It will work well with a steak or lamb chop.
Very nice and quite interesting. Seems quite evolved, at least more than I though it would be. Based on this bottle, I would say, drink up. A touch of oxidation, celery salt, garrigue with dark fruits and nice earthiness. A little 'dirty' (in a good way). Very balanced with no heat. Another winner from Pegau.
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(Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée) Group's #1 (my #1) – 52 pts; 5, 1, 2, 1 – strong barnyard nose; tasty earthy red fruit and sous bois, with a rose note, and great acidity; long finish 92+ pts.
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