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2008 Domaine du Pegau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée

FRANCE / RHÔNE / CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE
  • 91 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • 17 JR
  • Variety
    Red Rhône Blend
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SKU: 47232-2008-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 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.
    Author: James Molesworth
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Firm dark ruby. Very heady, sweet, cough pastilles. Some acidity on the finish. More than just sweet and spicy. Tanning palate impression. Real life here.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 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: March/April 2011
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 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 'traditionalƒ?_ style that she believes will be as good as their 2006.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating:

    corked
    Author: Patrick
  • Self | Rating:

    I have had more than a few of the 08s. Seems to me that many of them have been corked......
    Author: Tbone200
  • Self | Rating:

    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
    Author: Koby
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Very approachable. Cherries and wonderful floral aroma.
    Author: jcuk
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

  • 412 bottles owned
  • 45 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 90
    (Out of 45 collectors)