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 754

  • jsevans wrote: 91 points

    September 15, 2019 - We received this bottle as a gift quite a while ago. We don't normally drink French wines, and our palettes are trained for California Pinots, Cabs, and GSM blends. Drinking this was an interesting experience. We brought it to a restaurant to celebrate an anniversary.

    I'd heard from others that it didn't need decanting, so we poured from the bottle, and let it sit in the glass for several minutes before trying. It was almost undrinkable - very minerally (metallic) and somewhat vinegar.

    We called over the somm to have her try a taste to see if it was just our palettes, and she said the wine was solid, but that she likes her CdPs younger because of this effect.

    We left the wine open (in our glasses and in the bottle) for 1+ hours while we ate appetizers, and over the course of that time, it changed completely. The minerals subsided, and the fruit really came out.

    I'm not sure how to score the wine, because it's so out of our sweet spot - but I will give this recommendation: decant for an hour before you drink.

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  • winemaker Likes this wine: 95 points

    September 2, 2019 - Stunning wine. Gorgeous CdP. Layered and complex. Garrigue. Provençal herbs. Cherry fruit. Long finish.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • jmoon Likes this wine: 94 points

    August 24, 2019 - Softened a little now after 16 years wait. What a great wine - deep, delicious, fresh, provencal herbs, meaty, soil... less funk than a few years ago. Still a mini monster.

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

    July 27, 2019 - Deep dark color, rich, ripe, vinous....

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Dale M wrote: 95 points

    July 18, 2019 - Brief Vacation note - this far exceeding my expectations - see Erics note on 5-19, very accurate.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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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 320 (2%)
  • In Cellars 9,111 (60%)
  • Consumed 5,647 (37%)

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Paella, Salmon & Skillet Beans, steak @ Dixie

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