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Tasting Notes

WA98

Starting with the 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reserve, this wine showed spectacularly on release, closed down for a few years, and has now emerged, at close to full maturity, and is straight-up fabulous. Out of the entire tasting, it remained my favorite. Giving up gorgeous blackberry, currants, garrigue, pepper and beef blood, it hits the palate with a massive, full-bodied texture that carries layers of sweet fruit, awesome concentration and blockbuster length. Tasting like the essence of both this estate and the terroir, it’s an incredible wine that I’m happy to taste/drink anytime. It will continue to evolve gracefully, but I see no reason to delay gratification.


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The Winery

Domaine du Pegau

"…the greatest appeal of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, beyond its food-friendly qualities, expansiveness, generosity of flavors and sumptuous texture, is the almost addictive attraction of its combined intellectual and hedonistic elements. That's what attracts me the most and undoubtedly accounts for Châteauneuf-du-Pape's rapidly growing popularity."
- Robert M. Parker Jr.

Domaine du Pegau, a Châteauneuf-du-Pape producer in the Southern Rhône Valley, is run by father-daughter team Paul and Lawrence Ferraud. These wines are wines of patience; needing at least 5 years from the vintage to truly develop. Only a few Châteauneuf producers are making wines that have this longevity, most needing to be drank within 5 years. Originally, in the 17 century, the Ferrauds family farmed grapes and other fruit on the same land.

Pegau, meaning, “wine jug”, uses 11 of the 18 traditional Châteauneuf-du-Pape varietals which they blend into two special wines, the Cuvée da Capo and Cuvée Reservee. The wines stylistically are pastoral, brawny, tannic and must have an alcohol level between 13-15% to be considered Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Hit your knees for these vintages, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1995, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2004 and 2005.



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