Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape 1990
The red Châteauneuf-du-Pape can be drunk young, due to the extreme maturity attained by the grapes and the 18 months sojourn in old oak barrels. However it is preferable to wait longer ( provided the wine is kept in good conditions ), from three to eight years for a good vintage. In great years the wine can last 15 years and more. Depending on the quality of the vintage, a small quantity of wine is kept in the cellar and aged two or three years in small oak barrels. This wine will be bottled as the Cuvée Laurence. The red Châteauneuf-du-Pape goes marvellously well with strong flavours of red meats, truffles and a stew of wild boar. The wine should be "chambré ", that is drunk at room temperature, but think of what we would consider a cold room (18 degreed c., 65 drgrees f. ) and don't suffocate the wine. The wine is dark purple in colour, with aromas of spices and liquorice, in the mouth it is round and persistent. As the years take their toll, the aromas of fruit and spice shade off into a bouquet of leather, nuts, chocolate and tobacco.
Editorial Reviews for Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape
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.
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.
Wow. this is an incredibly deep and pure CdP that's not even in first grade of it's aging. Incredibly primary nose of garrigue, cedar and ripe red fruits. The palate is lush and full- great finish- with a raspberry/currant flavor profile. fantastic wine.
opened and consumed over 3 hours. very dark purple. Initial nose was raspberry jam. Added olives and some garrigue, but ultimately was driven by sweet raspberry fruit- nice balance with good persistence. very good.
External Reviews for Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape
The 1990 Cuvee Reservee is one of the appellations superstars. After bottling, the color is still an impenetrable, black/purple color. The huge nose of truffles, tar, super ripe black fruits, licorice, tobacco, and spices is profound. In the mouth t... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 1990 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee 750ml
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