2008 Pegau - Chateauneuf du Pape (Cuvee Reservee) 750ml

France - Southern Rhone - Chateauneuf du Pape/ Red / Rhone Blend
2008 Pegau - Chateauneuf du Pape (Cuvee Reservee)
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International Wine Cellar | 91

Saturated ruby. A wild, highly expressive bouquet displays red and dark berries, Asian spice and musky garrigue, accented by smoke and game notes in the background. Juicy and precise, with sweet raspberry and cherry flavors that take a bitter turn with air. Tannins come on late and add grip to a long, sappy finish.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 155

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Wine Advocate | 89-91

The 2008 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee was about to be bottled at the time of my visit, and it will certainly be one of the better wines of the vintage. By the standards of Pegau, it is not a massive wine nor will it be terribly long-lived. However, this estate has an incredible track record in off years, so I would not be surprised to see this wine exceeding readers' expectations in 10-12 years. Tasting through the three remaining lots that will be blended together, I rated them between 89 and 92. That makes it one of the better wines of the vintage. Medium to full-bodied, chewy and very evolved, the wine exhibits lots of earth, lavender and foresty/mossy notes intermixed with kirsch, peppery black currants and Christmas fruitcake spices. It should drink nicely for 10-12+ years. Laurence calls it a very 'traditionalâ?� style that she believes will be as good as their 2006.

Drink Dates: 2010-2022
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: #191

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Wine Spectator | 92

A dark, lightly chewy style, with roasted mesquite and dark licorice notes leading the way for a powerful core of black Mission fig, blackberry preserve, Turkish coffee and bittersweet cocoa notes. There's a flash of truffle on the finish.

Drink Dates: 2011-2022
Author: James Molesworth


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Author: Koby
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 07/28/2014
Site Blog: The Wine Forum In a great drinking window now with an easy 5 more years to go. Old school aromas and flavors of stems, peppercorns, meat, and crushed blueberries with a good old school funk. #pegau #chateuneuf
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Author: Patrick
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 03/08/2014
corked
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Author: Tbone200
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 03/07/2013
I have had more than a few of the 08s. Seems to me that many of them have been corked......
Score: 90
Author: jcuk
Trust Rating: 92
Tasted On: 04/24/2011
Very approachable. Cherries and wonderful floral aroma.
More Vintages and Sizes of Pegau - Chateauneuf du Pape (Cuvee Reservee):

2003 (750ml)
2000 (750ml)

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