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2003 Domaine du Pégau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée

Red Rhone Blend

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
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Community Tasting Notes 743

  • mclanew Likes this wine: 94 points

    June 22, 2019 - This was a great showing of this. Still very youthful and powerful. This shows of a terrific nose of violets and touch of earth. The palate is full bodied and structured with wonderfully complex flavors of black currant, roasted meats, garrique, and spices. This is very well integrated and balanced at this stage despite the high alcohol levels of this vintage and can expect a long life ahead of it.

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  • Eric wrote: 97 points

    May 19, 2019 - I just had the 2003 Pegau Cuvée da Capo the other day, so it made me want to check in on the Cuvée Réservée.

    While these were quite similar in their youth, they have diverged considerably over the past 10 years. The Cuvée da Capo is freakishly intense and seemingly getting bigger, more structured, and even more powerful. In contrast, this Cuvée Réservée is getting more classic, more garrigue laden, very spicy and peppery, clearly a product of a ripe vintage, but far from over the top. The nose shows grilled, ripe plums and a bloody note, but the palate is utterly classic, screaming of dried Herbes de Provence, pepper, pine, cherry, a hint of soy, but really all of the flavors and food groups I expect from CDP. It is delicious. There is more sweetness and more raspberry than many vintages, but it is generous, powerful and aging exceptionally well.

    It does remind me more and more of the 1990 in profile, although this is even bigger and more ripe.

    5 people found this helpful Comment
  • pbaek wrote:

    April 18, 2019 - Stunning tonight. Liquid lavender, garrigue, barnyard notes, beef blood and iron. All the Pegau fixers. At La Contadine with the family.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • overkloud wrote: 93 points

    March 30, 2019 - leather, pepper, forest floor, and dark fruit dominated the nose. the palate is consistent, tannin is still evident and stands up causing the texture to be a bit coarse while finish is long.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Jack wrote: 95 points

    March 27, 2019 - Much better than last visit.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    4/8/2011 (link) 96 points

    (Domaine du Pégau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée) Medium dark red violet color with pale meniscus; intense, garrigue, dried berry, charcoal nose; rich, tight, dried berry, charcoal, garrigue, beets palate, needs 3-plus years yet; long finish 96+ points

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    2/23/2011 (link) 94 points

    (Domaine du Pégau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée) Slightly bricking dark red violet color; brett, garrigue, dried berry nose; rich, concentrated, dried berry, garrigue, licorice palate; medium-plus finish 94+ points

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    (Domaine du Pégau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée) Garrigue, lavender, rich berry, plum nose; very tasty, rich, berry, ripe plum, currant, garrigue, black fruit palate; medium-plus finish

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    3/20/2009 (link) 93 points

    (Domaine du Pégau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée) Medium dark garnet red color with pale meniscus; brett, bacon fat, roses, tart black fruit, roasted meat nose; touch of TCA on palate, charcoal, black fruit, sweet roasted meat, sage and bay leaf palate; medium-plus finish 93+ pts.

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    (Domaine du Pégau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée) Nice plum, raisin and black fruit palate; long finish

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    4/15/2006 (link) 94 points

    (Domaine du Pégau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée) Tight nose; lovely, rich, smoky, tar, ripe cherry palate; long finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • Type Red
  • Producer Domaine du Pégau
  • Varietal Red Rhone Blend
  • Designation Cuvée Réservée
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Southern Rhône
  • Appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • UPC Codes 089610901112, 091882451486, 097871001571, 3576480001235, 873922007439, 944944697332

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 330 (2%)
  • In Cellars 9,135 (61%)
  • Consumed 5,524 (37%)

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Paella, Salmon & Skillet Beans, steak @ Dixie

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