Drinking beautifully here with excellent fruit and lots of forest floor. The fruit needs about thirty minutes to develop (we did not decant) and some funk blew off after 10-15 minutes. Long, 45 second finish. Beautiful!!
From a well-preserved bottle. From everything I've read, this bottle screams classic Pegau. Very deep nose of crushed fresh red raspberries and thyme. Well-balanced acidity with not much tannin remaining. Very funky herbal finish that's persistent but not overly so. With a proper food pairing, this wine is transcendent. Without, merely very good. (No pun on my rating/the vintage, btw)
This Pegau was good, but not of the stature of other Pegaus I've drunk from other vintages. I'm used to an inky, viscous, rich full-bodied CdP. The '94 was light to medium bodied, well-integrated tannins, and quite feminine for a CdP. Don't get me wrong, this bottle was quite tasty, but was more like a pinot noir-based wine, than the typical CdP grapes. Quite a different Pegau than I've experienced in the past.
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(Domaine du Pégau Châteauneuf du Pape) A densely coloured wine, also with a tawny tinge. The nose is very expressive, with lots of classically sweet, round Grenache fruit. There's some well applied oak, cigar smoke and black pepper complexity. The palate is full and round, with lovely fruit, powerful tannins and plenty of acidity. This wine has balance and all that is required for further ageing.