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2007 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaine du Pégau Cuvée Réservée (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Domaine du Pégau pegau.com   details
Appellation: Châteauneuf-du-Pape - Vallée du Rhône - France (AOC)
Type: red
Varietal: Syrah - Grenache - Mourvèdre
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$64.94
 
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Tasting Notes:
tasted: November 12, 2011 , ted kirkpatrick
97 points "Color: dark; Nose: complex; Acidity: lively; Body: full-bodied; Finish: very persistent; Overall: elegant; Great wine. complex nose of plums, hoisin, all spice, tar, graphite....on the palate...everything...dark fruit...blood,...tar...raspberry....lovely wine...will just get better and better with age....perhaps my favorite CDP to date...i really liked it." Best 2011-
rated: June 16, 2009 , grace chen
5 stars Best 2015-2030
rated: November 3, 2010 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
95 points "The 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee (of which I was lucky to find a magnum on a Paris bistro’s wine list a week after my tasting at the estate) is a brilliant effort that ranks alongside the colossal 2003 Cuvee Reservee. A blend of approximately 85% Grenache, 8-9% Syrah, and the rest Mourvedre and other varietals from 50-100+ year old vines aged in foudre, it exhibits a dense plum/purple color along with a big, sweet bouquet of beef blood, grilled herbs, barbecue smoke, lavender, sweet cassis and kirsch and a hint of Asian soy. The wine possesses a fabulous texture, a full-bodied mouthfeel and a seamless integration of tannin, acidity and alcohol. Certainly the alcohol level is pushing 16% in this wine. With extraordinary texture and unctuosity, this remarkable effort should drink well for 20+ years yet be very appealing in its youth given the glycerin, velvety texture, and remarkable complexity. Always one of my favorite places to visit, Laurence Feraud and her father, Paul (a speed fanatic who raced in on a motorcycle during my visit), conducted a fascinating tasting in their cellars. As value hunters know, several of the low end offerings here are wonderful expressions of Provence that deserve to be taken seriously. Under the family’s negociant label, Selection Laurence Feraud, there are some noteworthy efforts that are well worth checking out. As for the Domaine du Pegau estate wines, I had not yet tasted the 2007 Cuvee Reservee or 2007 Cuvee da Capo from bottle, and when I did, they lived up to all my previous accolades. Here are some in-the-bottle reports on recent vintages of Domaine du Pegau’s Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee, Cuvee Laurence and Cuvee da Capo. I have been buying the Cuvee Reservees since 1979 and the greatest examples include the 1981, 1983, 1985, 1989, 1990, 2003 and the 2007. Not that the other offerings are not high quality, but as Shakespeare said, “Comparisons are odious.” " Best 2010-2030
rated: November 3, 2010 , Josh Raynolds, IWC
94 points " By Josh Raynolds Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Jan/Feb 10 ($85-$100) Opaque ruby. The highly perfumed nose offers an exotic array of red and dark berries, spicecake and potpourri, with hints of smoky herbs and olive adding complexity. Juicy and fresh for a wine that's over 15% alcohol, offering sweet raspberry and cherry flavors framed by silky tannins. Very suave and open-knit today, with excellent finishing clarity and smoky persistence. 94 points"
rated: November 3, 2010 , Wine Spectator winespectator.com
95 points "DOMAINE DU PÉGAÜ Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée 2007 Score: 95 Release Price: $119Country: FranceRegion: Southern RhôneIssue: Jun 15, 2010Designation: Collectibles This packs it all together, with the ripe plum sauce, braised fig and currant paste notes of the vintage matched with invigorating hoisin sauce, brick dust and grilled beef notes. The long finish drips with fruit, but stays framed by a wild edge that keeps this firmly planted in terroir. Best from 2011 through 2031. 700 cases imported. –JM"
rated: April 12, 2011 , from a member
95 points Best 2011-2030
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