Red

2000 Domaine du Pégau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée

Red Rhone Blend

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Drink between 2007 - 2021 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 740

  • Mtpisgah Likes this wine:

    October 20, 2021 - Drinking well. Should have decanted but we were camping and there was no decanter to be found.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • hkbob wrote: 90 points

    September 30, 2021 - PNP. Clear medium garnet. Some smoked bacon, garrigue, leather and kirsch notes that had me hopeful. Sadly, a lean palate trying desperately to hang onto the last vestages of fruit with a drying finish. From a well-stored bottle seemingly about 5 years past its best.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Steve Hutto wrote: flawed

    June 29, 2021 - Oxidized and heavy raison flavor. Never blew off or improved over hours.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • sfwinelover1 Likes this wine: 93 points

    May 28, 2021 - Unplanned CdP taste off in Noe Valley. In honor of my sis, the Francophile, and a delicious rack of lamb, I opened this Pegau (about $85 at last fall's private party purchase), joined, unexpectedly, per the below, with a 2005 Sabon Prestige (about $45 in the same buy). We did pretty much of a PnP with the Pegau, which came out of the bottle almost tawny, on the nose and palate with lots of garrigue, floral notes, cherry/kirsch and mixed dried spice; to jump forward a bit, though, the wine was wan, not just in color, but all of the elements, including the structure, tasted a bit washed out, as if this bottle had probably peaked 3-5 years ago, and in fact, my sis poured the remainder of her first glass down the sink when I opened the Sabon. The Sabon came out of the bottle exactly the opposite, with extraordinarily vibrant cherry, olives, smoked meats, and a tangy citric finish, but marred on the nose and palate with a somewhat boozy, port-y note.

    The skinny on the Pegau: tawny color which darkened--sounds crazy, but true--to a deep garnet, light bodied, subject to the below, medium legs. Light to moderate and well-integrated tannins, no heat. Per the changes below, light to medium complexity, light persistence and intensity.

    The Sabon: Dark garnet with a purplish brown tint, medium to full bodied, thick legs. Very good persistence and intensity, medium complexity.

    Ok, so here's where this gets interesting: as I mentioned, the Pegau came out what I can only call weak, and my sis was prepared to pour this bottle down the drain (my initial score, 88, hers 85), then we set it aside and opened, and had a glass of the Sabon. After the glass of the Sabon, which I'll come back to, and about an hour and a half had passed, we decided to double check on the Pegau before we did something rash, and with God as my witness, this 21 year old bottle came alive, darkening, becoming far more full-bodied and darker and developing the usual profound Pegau secondary and tertiary notes of tobacco, cedar, funk (although light for a Pegau, IMO) and an overall saline and savory feel. Not nearly as elegant as the '98 and with less apparent acidity than that bottling, this nonetheless checked all the boxes on fruit, structure, secondary notes and elegance and balance, even if with a lot less power than the '09, which I've had several times. Fabulous complement to the rack of lamb. Has continued to improve on night 2. 92 at end of night 1 to me, 93 on night 2, 91-92 for my sis at the end of night 1, 93 on night 2. So, to summarize, I'd actually be sure to give this a lot of air, subject to the usual caveats of bottle variation (which, IMO, become more pronounced in older wines, especially non-American wines) and how your bottle has been stored. With that said, it's drinking really well now, and with bottle variation and age, I concur with my CT friend Walker JFW that the likelihood of variation in this wine is more to the downside than up going forward, so I'd drink sooner than later.

    The Sabon also developed, if a bit more predictably. The boozy notes integrated well, but make no mistake; my sis categorized this wine has a very New World, even as an aught era CdP in a hot year, with more of a sweet than savory feel. Tasting notes remained relatively consistent, but just as the Pegau became more assertive, this wine mellowed, even if it's not my, nor I suspect many others', idea of mellow. Still, this remains incredibly youthful, far closer, I think, toward the start than the end of its drinking window, and does have potential to improve a point, maybe 2, with powerful tannins and a lovely, if underlying, acidity which should stand it in good stead for years to come. If you're drinking now, at least for my taste, I'd give it not less than an hour and a half of air. I didn't drink it with dinner last night, but will revise my note after I eat. 88-89 on opening, 92 at the end of night one and the same on night 2. Even with the relative convergence on night 2, these 2 wines did a good job of showing the diversity of CdPs, and while I wouldn't have done the side-by-side had I known how the Pegau was going to develop, I'm glad we did.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Margaux Bro Likes this wine: 96 points

    April 24, 2021 - Brought to a tasting menu dinner, and paired with duck and lamb courses. Stood upright for 3 days prior to serving, but this was still packed with sediment. Popped at the beginning of the meal and decided not to decant, because the first taste was impeccable. Let it slow ox in the bottle for about an hour before consuming with the food pairing. This bottle was in a truly perfect spot, and was a much lighter wine than I expected (not surprising given the 13.5% abv). Anyway, I highly recommend drinking now. I’m going to be on a mission to seek out additional bottles of this vintage.

    4 people found this helpful Comments (4)
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    January/February 2003, IWC Issue #106 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    12/7/2008 (link)

    (Domaine du Pégau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée) corked

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/12/2007 (link) 94 points

    (Domaine du Pégau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée) Bright red violet color; ripe cherry and sweet beef jus nose; tasty, young, tight, concentrated tart red fruit and garrigue, with a borscht note; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    3/12/2007 (link) 93 points

    (Domaine du Pégau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée) Group's #2 (my #1) – 43 pts; 4, 1, 2, 0 – savory pepper nose, with beef extract; rich, peppery, tart cherry, sous bois, herbes de provence; medium-plus finish 93+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2000
  • 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 091882451486, 097871001571, 944944697332, 9833290009009

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 22 (0%)
  • In Cellars 4,453 (51%)
  • Consumed 4,274 (49%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

lamb and seasoned red meat dishes, savory foods generally, WIth lamb shanks

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