Chateauneuf Pape Cuvee Reserve Pegau Rhone Grenache Sra 2008
Editorial Reviews for Chateauneuf Pape Cuvee Reserve Pegau Rhone Grenache Sra
Immediately a lovely meaty nose with bramble and baking spice notes greets the nose. Fairly complex with emerging notes of candy licorice, chalky earth, lavender, mint, and the tell-tale strawberry fruit of Grenache. Medium full in the mouth with a touch of obvious alcohol, roast herby and dry on the midpalate with good acidity and soft tannins but a faded core or gently roast fruit, though the glycerin adds some smoothness. More obvious on the finish with a kirchy element and solid length evolving into a bit of licorice tinged raspberry liquor/cherry candy.. The nose promises more than the palate delivers and this would be better with the proper food but is still a solid bottle of Pegau. 89pts
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
This started out with some dirty barrel funk that caused quite some discussion before it blew off. Started right out the gate with that dirty nose complimented by lots of roasted and dried fruits with a floral almost spicy herbal note The floral aspect of the nose built and when the funk blew off there was great intensity of raspberry fruit with gentle blond tobacco nuances. In the mouth this was young at first blush, even though it was double decanted 2 hours before service, offering an initial impression that was a bit tough and lean. The palate fills in and offers glimpses of raspberry confiture that remain just a touch muddy but turns admirably more complex with an autumnal tone, some black spice/minerality up front and a moderately long finish. This is drinking well today with decanting but will benefit from another 2-5 years in the cellar.
Bottle open about an hour, and double-decanted. I think this needed more air time or better, more bottle age - wine is balanced but not quite fully integrated and a bit tannic/acidic (but not off-putting). Nose of dark fruit with tart notes, sharper garrigue, hint of milk chocolate, and rustic floral perfume. In the mouth somewhat smokey, sour, red, ripe neither sweet nor sour fruit (cherry, blackberry, perhaps plum) with drying tannin at the front of the tongue and mouth. Finishes with a bit of heat and fading fruit. Dry. Body medium, acid medium plus, tannin medium plus.
Highly vegetal nose. Dense plummy purple color. Has a roasted character to the nose, like Cote Rotie along with licorice, lavender, roasted herb and meat juice. Intense, rich and full bodied. -Tasted at Marché Bacchus 9/11/10
to drink not earlier than II half 2009
I forgot to rate it.
I served 6 bottles of this over Christmas 2010. It was drinking very well. My friends loved it. I just wish I could find more. The barnyard was not overpowering. Beautifully balanced and elegant wine.
Big nose with blackberries, truffles, lavender and some barneyard. Very juicy, rich taste, ripe dark berries and prunes along with liqourice. Some mouthdrying tannins in the finish tells me this wine is to young.
Smooth, not dry, even my wife liked it; even though she really doesn't drink wine.
External Reviews for Chateauneuf Pape Cuvee Reserve Pegau Rhone Grenache Sra
A dark, alluring style, with tobacco, chestnut and alder notes surrounding a core of blackberry, plum and cherry fruit. Lots of garrigue details line the finish, showing a warm paving stone hint. Should settle in nicely in the cellar. Best from 2016 through 2023. 6,670 cases made.
One of my favorite wines, the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvee Réservée is a classic. Beautiful on the nose, with notions of ground pepper, wild herbs, minerality and smoked plum and dark fruit, it’s medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated and has plenty of tannin that comes through on the finish. Similar in style to a lighter-weight 2010, drink this beauty anytime over the coming 12–15 years.
As to the 2012s, while there will be no Cuvee da Capo in the vintage, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee is a beauty. Tasted out of multiple barrels (all of which rated between 94 and 97), it should be a classic Pegau with aromatics similar to the 2010, yet not quite as much depth or richness. Full-bodied and nicely concentrated, all of the samples showed the freshness of the vintage, with ample mid-palate depth, high quality tannin and loads of character. It should benefit from short-term cellaring and have 15–20 years of longevity. Drink 2016–2032.
Bright purple. Smoky, spice-accented aromas of blackberry and cherry-cola, with sexy floral and mineral overtones. Sweet and expansive on the palate, offering an array of red and dark berry preserve flavors complicated by hints of Indian spices and black pepper. Rich and energetic, with strong finishing thrust, slow-building tannins and a late kick of smoky minerality. I was looking for some funky gaminess here but didn’t find any.
Bright purple. Smoky spice-accented aromas of blackberry and cherry-cola with sexy floral and mineral overtones. Sweet and expansive on the palate offering an array of red and dark berry preserve flavors complicated by hints of Indian spices and black pepper. Rich and energetic with strong finishing thrust slow-building tannins and a late kick of smoky minerality. I was looking for some funky gaminess here but didn t find any. Stephen Tanzers IWC.
A solid 2011 that should surpass what the estate did in 2008 (which is no small thing) the 2011 Domaine du Piga| Chbteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvie Riservie tasted from multiple barrels is a perfumed spice filled offering that oozes sweet red fruits pepper garrigue and licorice aromas and flavors. It is softly fruited and supple on the palate yet has excellent mid-palate concentration sound tannic structure and outstanding length. It should be approachable on release yet given the track record here also age gracefully. Rhone Report The.
The Domaine de Pegau is a family owned winery. Laurence Feraud has taken over the 50 acre estate from her father Paul and they continue to produce some of the most outstanding wines in Chateauneuf du Pape. This is their Cuvee Reservee which every vintage is a true triumph. Robert Parker scored it 90-93 and the Wine Spectator scored this 93 points saying "This 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."