Red

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 761

  • Badfish Likes this wine:

    December 1, 2019 - Decanted and followed over 4 hours. Opaque garnet red core with some bricking at the rim. The nose is fairly restrained and attractive with aromas of garrigue, crushed stones, black cherry, and herbs de provence. This wine is surprisingly classic and structured for a 2003 with earthy red fruit driven flavors, firm tannins, and good supporting acidity. Started to show a bit more fruit towards the end so I think this wine will benefit from more time. I honestly think this could use another 10 years or decant for several hours if you want to pop a bottle now.

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  • nywine68 wrote: 94 points

    November 15, 2019 - Pop 'n pour from 55 degree cellar. Big but elegant and complex. Red berries, sage and Provencal herbs. Nice freshness and acidity. Very fine tannins. Very nice

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  • lolo66 wrote:

    November 13, 2019 - CDP with Age (Nice Matin): Young, tightly wound. tough to compare to others that were further developed and showed more nuances.

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  • James Kim Likes this wine: 90 points

    November 9, 2019 - Wine Tasting Group - Champagne, sorta - Nov. 9, 2019 (Brian's place): Decanted but still tight after 30 min. Some red fruit aromas but prominent alcohol as well. Hints of herbs and garrigue. Palate is better with ripe blackberries and plums, some garrigue and plums. Prominent tannins on the midpalate. Good acids. The surprising part of this wine is the elegance of this wine with ripe but not roasted fruits, given the vintage. However, while the wine was still tight over the next several hours, the fruits continued to ripen with more air. I preferred the palate earlier on (90) over later with air (88+).

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  • mjfaulkner wrote: 93 points

    October 31, 2019 - Ruby red. Sweet jammy raspberry and pomegranate liqueur. Seems even juicier and riper than past bottles if that is possible. Still enough underlying acidity to keep this from being flabby. Will be interesting to see where this goes with the next couple of bottles.

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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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    1/21/2007 (link) 95 points

    (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 311 (2%)
  • In Cellars 9,119 (60%)
  • Consumed 5,713 (38%)

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Paella, Salmon & Skillet Beans, steak @ Dixie

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