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.
Crimson in color. 14% ABV. Super nose of red fruits, garrigue, lavender and roasted herbs. Medium body with medium acidity. Fresh, rich and clean with a great core of sweet fruit. Well balanced. Kirsch, blood, tapenade and cracked pepper on the palate. Exceptional length on the finish with silky tannins. For me this was always one of the wines of the vintage and it is still drinking beautifully at 17 years of age. I’ll open my last bottle in 2024.
My rating: 94 points.
Current vintages including the 2018 can be found had for just about $60. Hard to go wrong with this iconic producer of CdP.