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Hps Dom Pegau Chateau du Pape Cuvee Reserve 2009

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"The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee has not yet been bottled, but Paul and Laurence Feraud allowed me to taste all the major lots, and I rated all of them between 92 and 95 points. It is another big wine, but there will not be any Capo produced in 2009 according to Laurence. The regular 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape is a peppery, spicy effort with lots of unctuosity, elevated alcohol and firm tannins which Paul believes will soften with the long aging in foudre this wine sees. Big and beefy, it appears to be a better balanced, richer version of their 2005 Cuvee Reservee...92-95" WA 10/10

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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
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External Reviews for Hps Dom Pegau Chateau du Pape Cuvee Reserve

External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
01/17/2013

2009 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Reservee - France - Region: Rhône - Apellation: Chateauneuf-du-Pape - Grenache blend - 750 ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/02/2011

Under the estate Domaine du Pegau label, the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee is spending a longer time in barrel and foudre than usual. Consequently, I tasted through three separate foudres, all of which looked spectacular. The final blend wi... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2009 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee 750ml


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

Under the estate Domaine du Pegau label, the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee is spending a longer time in barrel and foudre than usual. Consequently, I tasted through three separate foudres, all of which looked spectacular. The final blend will probably be about 80% Grenache, 14% Syrah, 4% Mourvedre and 2% other varietals. The color is a dense black/ruby (one of the more opaque 2009s I saw), and the powerful nose offers up aromas of licorice, smoked herbs, charcuterie, bouquet garni, roasted meats, Peking duck, kirsch, blackberries and cassis. An enormous success, this cuvee has come on like gang busters since I tasted it last year, and may eclipse the stunning 2007. Given its tannin profile, the 2009 will require 5–6 years of cellaring and should keep for 30–35 years. Could this be a modern day version of Pegau’s compelling 1989 Cuvee Reservee?


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
06/10/2014

2009 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Reservee - France - Region: Rhone - Apellation: Chateauneuf-du-Pape - Grenache blend - 750 ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/12/2014

Darkly colored with a garnet rim. This vintage showcases Pegau s identifiable bouquet of sour cherries and horse saddle. With medium weight the palate displays the classic grenache flavors of wild sauvage cherries while refreshingly tangy acidity combines with other spicy flavors and tannins to create an intriguing finish. Very traditional. Chuck Hayward.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/01/2013

The bottled 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee is as compelling as I thought it would be after tasting it last year. A blend of 85% Grenache with the rest Syrah, Mourvedre and small dollops of the other authorized varietals, this wine tends to c... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2009 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee 1500ml


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
08/06/2012

Dark ruby. Wild, highly aromatic bouquet of dark berry liqueur, cherry pit, smoked meat and garrigue. Deeply pitched black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors are broad and sappy, with a smoky floral quality appearing on the back. The long finish features gentle tannic grip and lingering smokiness. Fans of old-school Chateauneuf are going to love this wine.


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"The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee has not yet been bottled, but Paul and Laurence Feraud allowed me to taste all the major lots, and I rated all of them between 92 and 95 points. It is another big wine, but there will not be any Capo produced in 2009 according to Laurence. The regular 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape is a peppery, spicy effort with lots of unctuosity, elevated alcohol and firm tannins which Paul believes will soften with the long aging in foudre this wine sees. Big and beefy, it appears to be a better balanced, richer version of their 2005 Cuvee Reservee...92-95" WA 10/10

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