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1998 Domaine du Pegau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée

  • 95 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Red Rhône Blend
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SKU: 47232-1998

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    A classic version of this cuvee that's drinking at full maturity, the 1998 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee offers lots of bouquet garni, cured meats, orange blossom and garrigue to go with a killer core of sweet kirsch and blackberry-driven Grenache fruit. Balanced, full-bodied, seamless and sexy, it's doesn't get much more Pegau than this. Drink it anytime over the coming 5+ years.
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    Saturated ruby. Liqueur-like kirsch and framboise aromas; superripe but not pruney. Very rich, deep flavors of sweet red fruits; still a bit youthfully aggressive but boasts terrific buffering volume. The strong but fine tannins reach the entire mouth. Has 2.4 grams per liter of residual sugar but does not come across as sugary, just ripe in a major way.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: January/February 2001
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Superopulent. Full-bodied and thick, with rich, ripe fruit flavors that taste sweet midpalate. Wonderful, supple, velvety finish. Delicious. 6,250 cases made.
    Author: Per-Henrik Mansson
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: Forest HK
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Neal
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: gotwine
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Classical bretty notes got the Burgundy camp extremely excited, hinting at a bit of horse sweat, saline minerality, pipe tobacco, dusty leather and hearty plum notes that tug at the hearts of Pegau traditionalists. A racy palate, loaded w/ brisk acids (not unlike the Charvin of this vintage) that thrust forth loads of white pepper spiced fruit, submerging the structure of sweetly dissolved tannins. To my palate, this was the weakest showing of the Pegau flight, but I definitely wouldn'tkick this mature lady out of bed
    Drink Dates: 04-01-2008
    Author: Brad Coelho
  • Anonymous | Rating:

    Explosive nose of ripe fruits. Dark blueberries dipped in chocolate on the attack. Great acidity and well integrated tannins that are still pretty big. I would have guessed much younger. Delicious
    Author: MikeA
  • Self | Rating: 98

    Illustrated a depth of elegance and structure that I had yet to find in Ch.d Pape. I was enticed into the glass by a vortex of deep dusty purple. This is followed by an explosive and layered bouquet of caramel, dusty/musty/cheesy funk, raspberry, boysenberry, and red currant. It is the palate though that is truly amazing- militaristic in structure. The first platoon of tannins grip the front of the tongue and cease before the mid-palate. A perfectly spherical marble of candied/stewed plums emerges to hold court on the exact center of the back palate. I counted, waiting for the finish to...finish, but at 2 minutes I just had to take another sip.
    Drink Dates: 2007-2019
    Author: JMC22
Domaine du Pegau is an old name in Chateauneuf du Pape. The Feraud family is able to trace their roots all the way back to the middle of the 17th century in the Southern Rhone Valley. That is when the ancestors of the Feraud family first planted grape vines next to their olive trees and other assorted fruit trees in Chateauneuf du Pape.

Domaine du Pegau owns 21 hectares of vines in Chateauneuf du Pape. 19.5 hectares are used for red wine grapes. 1.5 hectares of vines are reserved for growing white wine grapes. Due to the small size of the parcels used for the white wine grapes at Domaine Pegau, those grapes are farmed using 100% biodynamic farming techniques. The red wine grapes are not farmed biodynamically. The vineyards for Domaine du Pegau are located in different areas of Chateauneuf du Pape in a total 11 different parcels. The best and oldest vines of Domaine du Pegau are located on the plateau of La Crau.

Domaine du Pegau uses only natural yeasts. The grapes are whole cluster fermented in traditional, cement vats. The wine is aged on average for an average of 24 months in old foudres. At Pegau, they use a wide range different old wood foudres. On average, close to 6,500 cases of wine are produced at Domaine du Pegau each year.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 1116 bottles owned
  • 218 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 218 collectors)