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Chateauneuf Cuvee Reservee Pegau 1998

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97 points Rhone Report: The 1998 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Laurence is a beauty (and outshone the Cuvee da Capo on this showing) and displays thrilling aromatics of deep black fruits, meat, leather, licorice, and the hallmark spice and funk that only comes from Pegau. Intense, and yet deep and layered on the nose, the wine doesn't lose a beat on the palate with a rugged, full bodied feel, loads of texture, fantastic depth and concentration on the mid-palate, and a long, chewy finish that just keeps going. A great showing, this probably has two decades or prime drinking. Wow. (Mar 2011)

Domaine du Pegau:
The story behind the Domaine de Pegau begins in the late 17th century with our ancestors farming a few small fields of vines bordered with olive and cherry trees. The revenue from the cherries sold in the local provençal markets covered the costs of working the vineyards. The olives and their golden oil were for family consumption, whilst the grapes went into producing the already famous red wi... Read more
The story behind the Domaine de Pegau begins in the late 17th century with our ancestors farming a few small fields of vines bordered with olive and cherry trees. The revenue from the cherries sold in the local provençal markets covered the costs of working the vineyards. The olives and their golden oil were for family consumption, whilst the grapes went into producing the already famous red wine of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. The grape picking was family work which took place in an ambience of light-heartedness and fun but with a respect for quality and even then a vigerous selection of the best grapes. At the end of the row the horse waited patiently for the moment when he felt the wooden paniers gorged with grapes weighing down his cart. Once at the winery the grapes were liahtlv Dressed to break the skins - foulé, (the word means literally press by stepping on), the whole bunches were put in trie vats and then the wine-making took place over a period of 15 days. Times have changed, but this traditional style of wine-making is continued today at the Domaine de Pegau. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Chateauneuf Cuvee Reservee Pegau

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
0.00 5
05/04/2012

Classic nose, brett, garrigue, confiture of red currant and cherry, smoke, this finally shows some classic cndp body. There’s nice cut on the palate and a solid core of fruit, with good persistence on the palate. Lovely bitter cherry notes on the finish, then some added complexity with spices and herbs. Fully resolved and ready to go with a certain black gloss to the fruit. A bit chunky. And it turns dry with air. 88pts


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Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549176,601
3.00 5
05/23/2012

The nose leapt from the glass showing black pepper up front with ripe black fruits and mixed herbs. On the palate, it was expansive and palate-coating with ripe fruits, pepper and structure showing through. The fruit wrapped around the palate and filled the senses. The finish continued to show its structure, yet it couldn’t stop the palate-soaking fruits from marching on.



97 points Rhone Report: The 1998 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Laurence is a beauty (and outshone the Cuvee da Capo on this showing) and displays thrilling aromatics of deep black fruits, meat, leather, licorice, and the hallmark spice and funk that only comes from Pegau. Intense, and yet deep and layered on the nose, the wine doesn't lose a beat on the palate with a rugged, full bodied feel, loads of texture, fantastic depth and concentration on the mid-palate, and a long, chewy finish that just keeps going. A great showing, this probably has two decades or prime drinking. Wow. (Mar 2011)

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