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2003 Domaine du Pegau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée

  • 98 WA
  • 97 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • Variety
    Red Rhône Blend

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SKU: 47232-2003

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    Dark violet color. Rich, spicy and sweet on the nose, with cherry and blackberry fruit aromas complicated by exotic Asian spices, fresh meat and espresso. This is wonderfully thick, even viscous, but the overall impression is fresh, not tiring, with deep flavors of berries, cherry, dark plum, licorice, garrigue and coffee candy. Expands and puts on weight with aeration, finishing with fully buffered, round tannins. This packs 15.5% alcohol but betrays no heat.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: January/February 2006
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 97

    Offers aromas of freshly crushed plum and blackberry with a Port-like headiness, then pumps out dark berry fruit, bramble, licorice, tar and pain d'epices flavors before a flitter of game and garrigue on the finish. Dense and muscular, but also luxurious. 5,830 cases made.
    Drink Dates: 2008-2030
    Author: James Molesworth
    Issue: Jun 30, 2006
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

    Starting with the 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reserve, this wine showed spectacularly on release, closed down for a few years, and has now emerged, at close to full maturity, and is straight-up fabulous. Out of the entire tasting, it remained my favorite. Giving up gorgeous blackberry, currants, garrigue, pepper and beef blood, it hits the palate with a massive, full-bodied texture that carries layers of sweet fruit, awesome concentration and blockbuster length. Tasting like the essence of both this estate and the terroir, it's an incredible wine that I'm happy to taste/drink anytime. It will continue to evolve gracefully, but I see no reason to delay gratification. Reviewed: August, 2014
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
    Issue: 214
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: saint
  • Self | Rating: 99

    Author: dave1161
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: Seung C
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Jimmy
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: WineStorm
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Bapi Maitra
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: gotwine
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: rcl
  • Self | Rating: 98

    Author: Christoffer78
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Drink Dates: 2014-2022
    Author: James arcadia
  • Self | Rating: 95

    dark cherry, pear
    Author: kevinfarnham
  • Self | Rating: 94

    No hurry,huge ,ripe fruit but still robust slightly drying tannins,food a must to accompany adn soften
    Author: MarcelB
  • Self | Rating: 96

    One of the best value wines around.
    Author: SingKevin
  • Self | Rating: 85

    Past its prime.
    Author: ChrisMus
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Really stunning bottle of wine. Feel off a bit after being open for a while but still structured with good fruit. Still had some tannin poking through. Liked a bunch.
    Author: Charley
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Stunning, but still so young and primal
    Author: Benjamin H550
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Tasted in 2007. Really rich Rhone wine with superb balance and vigour. Red and black fruits good heat but in balance. Try next in 2009
    Drink Dates: 2009-2022
    Author: Reed D
  • Self | Rating: 98

    The ripest, most massive Reservee of them all should prove to be an absolute blockbuster in terms of longevity. The heat of the vintage enabled the Ferauds to conjure a massive, inky breed of Chateauneuf du Pape that seemed to harness its power better than just about any other wine of this vintage. Notes of cassis, dark fig, grilled game, pepper, cinnamon and cocoa brood from the glass w/ an underlining density and intensity that sends shivers down the spine. The palate is loaded w/ liqueur driven fruits that are driven by an unevolved, muscular personality that reverberates on the imposing finish for as long as the watch can tick. A legend in the making that is a tribute to old vine Grenache and will be an absolute treat to watch evolve
    Drink Dates: 04-01-2008
    Author: Brad Coelho
  • Self | Rating: 98

    This is definitely you want to drink now. If you wait much later it won't last. Drinking beautifully now at its peak.
    Drink Dates: 2012-2012
    Author: coffeemuse
  • Self | Rating: 93

    This was a wine that everyone either loved or hated. The nose was explosive red fruit, pepper, herbs, and coffee. The palate was like a small bomb going off in the mouth -- filled with strong harsh tannins, black fruit, and a hint of Moxie (?) and/or Dr. Pepper (?). The finish was simply overwhelmed by the tannins leaving a gritty/harsh after taste. Everyone agreed we wouldn't try any of the next bottles for at least the next 5 - 10 years and see if the tannins ease back at all.
    Author: TMac
  • Self | Rating:

    very ripe and primary at this point. fun to drink but definitely still very young. I'll give it a few more years before opening another to see where this goes.
    Author: MikeA
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

  • 5369 bottles owned
  • 654 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 654 collectors)