David M. Bueker wrote:And to start...
2000 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reserve
Exactly what I was expecting from this wine: kirsch, herbs, earth, saddle leather and a velvety structure. Lovely winter fare.
Bob Parsons Alberta wrote:Hahn seems to be available locally, what kind of reputation does this winery have?
Clint Hall wrote:I see Hart Davis in Chicago and a shop in Florida have the 2000 Pegau Reserve for $75, which seems like a bargain.
Mark Lipton wrote: I'm glad I have more of it, though I'm unsure whether other bottles will be as good as this one was.
Mark Lipton wrote:1998 Domaine du Pégaü Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée
Wow! The fuzzy tannins of yore have now been civilized and the mouthfeel is downright silky. Tarry (like an Amador Zin) and mineral-inflected dark cherry fruit with a nicely acidic spine. Unlike some previous encounters, this bottle was not Bretty in the least and bore few signs of the hot year that produced it.
Without question, this was the most appealing CdP I've opened up in a couple of years. It was fresh, food-friendly and lush without any sense of overripeness or heat. I'm glad I have more of it, though I'm unsure whether other bottles will be as good as this one was.
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