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Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape White Cuvée Réservée 2010
"Looking at the 2010s and a brilliant vintage for Laurence, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape offers up classic Pegau aromas and flavors of ripe dark fruits, garrigue, cured meats, tobacco leaf, saddle leather and hints of game. Full-bodied and beautifully concentrated, it offers a seamless, layered profile on the palate with thrilling mid-palate depth, sweet, yet substantial tannin, and a blockbuster finish that stays fresh and beautifully focused. Quite polished by this estates standards, it nevertheless screams southern France and I doubt it’s possible to have too much of this beauty in the cellar. It will absolutely thrill over the coming 2-3 decades. Drink 2016-2030...98." WA 10/13 "#7 of the Wine Spectator's Top 100 of 2013: Intense, with the tarry, bittersweet cocoa-fueled grip of the vintage running through a well-endowed core of crushed plum, blackberry paste and braised fig. The muscular finish picks up notes of brick dust, pepper, warm chestnut leaf and smoldering charcoal. A throwback profile, with a hyperripe core of fruit—and it works. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and others...97" WS 11/13 "More straight and clean, yet with rocking concentration and tannic structure, the 2010 Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée is a beauty! Scheduled to be bottled later this year, it delivers classic aromas of black fruits, mineral, iron, and wild herb qualities on the nose, and what it lacks (at the moment) in complexity, it more than makes up for with brilliant purity, clear, delineated aromas, and awesome focus and length. This full-bodied, rich, and layered 2010 will handsomely reward cellaring, and drink well for decades. It is one of the most impressive Cuvée Réservées I‟ve tasted...96-99" RR 10/12
Editorial Reviews for Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape White Cuvée Réservée
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
Coming after the Reservee I was not particularly impressed with this. Not revealing much on the nose with a cool, menthol tinged woodsy/pine balsam tone this was obviously bigger and richer in the mouth but was overly tannic, and dry stemmy tannins at that. Once you peaked behind the wall of curtains there appears to be a solid core of dark, slightly jammy cherry fruit and the nose offers up intirguing notes of violets and aspirin with some coaxing but this is not delivering tonight and while it appears to have excellent potential is very possibly just too tannic to ever be well balanced.
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.
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.
Nice, does the job, lol
Deep, crushed fruit nose of dark red berries, spice and light oak. The palate is silky smooth, light but still manages to fill the mouth with a healthy amount of bright red fruits. The tannins on the finish are round, firm, balanced. This is simply delicious.
External Reviews for Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape White Cuvée Réservée
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.
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.
An alluring and deeply fruited bouquet leads into a tarry entry with deep fruit that washes across the palate. Ample softness and minerality provides complexity to the fruit-driven core. Very Pegau and a quintessential example of the 2011 Chateauneuf vintage. Polished and much less wild than the 2010 (tasted just after this) with tremendous depth. Drink 2014-2020+ Cory Gowan.
A solid 2011 that should surpass what the estate did in 2008 (which is no small thing) the 2011 Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée 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.
Deep ruby. Ripe black and blue fruit aromas are complicated by potpourri incense and licorice with a smoky topnote. Sappy focused dark berry and bitter cherry flavors are sharpened by juicy acidity and show very good depth. Lots of fruit here but there s good structure as well. Finishes sweet and long with velvety tannins adding shape. As with the 12 there s a degree of elegance to this wine and less of the wild edge of the Pegaus of a few vintages back. Stephen Tanzers IWC.
Food Pairings for Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape White Cuvée Réservée
Golden color, powerful, is has good acidity supporting complex aromas of white flowers, peach and apple.
150 cases produced.
Aged 3 months in Steel.
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