Bottle Notes, Châteauneuf-du-Pape

1999 Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée – Bottle Notes

The family of Domaine du Pegau has roots in Châteauneuf-du-Pape dating back to the mid-17th century. The word Pegau refers to a wine jug discovered in the excavations of the 14th century Pope’s palace in Avignon. Today, the estate is run by the Paul Ferraud and his daughter Laurence.

Light red in color. 13.5% ABV. Soaring nose of red and black fruits, mint, leather and a hint of barnyard. Complex, concentrated and and rustic. Cherries, kirsch, garrigue and iron on the palate. The finish is exceptionally long with silky tannins. This wine picks up weight with time in the glass. Still singing at 18 years of age. Beautiful now and over the the next 2-4 years.

My rating: 93 points.

Current vintages including the 2013 and 2014 can be found had for just about $50. Hard to go wrong with this iconic producer of CdP.

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