Bottle Notes, Châteauneuf-du-Pape

2011 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.

Ruby red in color. 14% ABV. Textbook nose of red fruits, garrigue and roasted herbs. Medium body with perfect acidity. Somewhat lean and it appears the fruit is fading ever so slightly. Black cherry, kirsch, blood and charred meats on the palate. Nice length on the finish with drying tannins. Not a great vintage for Pegau or CdP on the whole but this wine is still compelling. Best over the next several years.

My rating: 91 points.

Current vintages including the 2019 can be found had for just about $60. Hard to go wrong with this iconic producer of CdP.

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