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Domaine du Pegau Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Réservée 2011

Domaine du Pegau Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Réservée 2011


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Colour : Dark red with a purple body. Nose : Black ripe fruits like morello cherries and raspberries, juniper berries, black pepper and garrigue. After several years ageing, the aromas will be characterised by plums, dried stone fruits, leather, fur, and sandalwood. Mouth: Round, rich and powerful with soft tannins. With time, it will involve into a more complex and spicy wine.
Category Red Wine
Region France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Brand Domaine du Pegau
  • st93

International Wine CellarTasted from two different foudres; #1: Sexy, floral-accented aromas and flavors of blueberry and candied cherry. Spicy and energetic, with good clarity and lift. #2: Deeper and darker in character, showing intense cassis and licorice character and round, velvety tannins. The final wine should be as approachable as most '11s but with more heft and dark fruit character. I also detected less wild qualities in these samples than I've seen in recent vintages at Pegau. I daresay the ultimate wine could be downright polished. 91-93

  • ws93

Wine SpectatorThis shows an enticing bay leaf note, with juicy blackberry and black currant fruit up front, followed by melted licorice and a tarry edge on the finish, underscored by a roasted alder accent. This has the friendly, racy fruit of the vintage, with some distinct character to boot. Best from 2014 through 2025. 6,500 cases made.

James Molesworth