Bottle Notes, Châteauneuf-du-Pape

2006 Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée – Bottle Notes

2006 Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape was the winning bottle in the July Installment of Pick My Next Bottle.

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. Domaine du Pegau owns 21 hectares of vines in Chateauneuf du Pape.

Crimson in color. 14% ABV. Savory nose of red fruits, leather, garrigue and olive tapenade. Medium to full bodied with strong acidity. Clean and fresh. Cherries, kirsch, herbes de Provence and blood on the palate. Tremendous length on the finish. Very good CdP from just an average vintage but not on par with other recent versions including the 03, 05 and 09. Drink over the next 2-3 years.

My rating: 92 points.

Current vintages including the acclaimed 2016 can be found had for just about $75. Hard to go wrong with this iconic producer of CdP.

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