2011 Domaine Du Pegau Chateauneuf Du Pape RougeGrenache / Garnacha from France
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"Unusually dark crimson. Coconut oak hints on the nose. Very rich and supple for a 2011 Châteauneuf. Lots of fine and glossy pleasure here in a wine that overall tastes sweet. ...
- 93 Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 90-93 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 93 Wine Spectator
- 92 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
93 Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Beautiful in the vintage, the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee is a forward, perfumed example of the cuvee that has classic Pegau black fruits, tobacco leaf, pepper and leathery notes as well as medium to full-bodied richness and depth on the palate. Early-drinking by this estate’s standards, there’s nevertheless good mid-palate density and fine tannin. It should have 15 years or so of overall longevity. Drink now-2026."
90-93 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee is one of the stars of the vintage. Exhibiting a surprisingly deep purple color, it is a seductive, open-knit, precocious, sexy example with decent acidity, sumptuous fruit and delicious, mature flavors of roasted herbs, kirsch, black currants, raspberries, licorice and incense. This beauty should be one of the top wines of this less heralded vintage (which will undoubtedly have a difficult time in the marketplace coming after 2009 and 2010). "
93 Wine Spectator
"This shows an enticing bay leaf note, with juicy blackberry and black currant fruit up front, followed by melted licorice and a tarry edge on the finish, underscored by a roasted alder accent. This has the friendly, racy fruit of the vintage, with some distinct character to boot. Best from 2014 through 2025. 6,500 cases made. -JM" (11/13)
92 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
"(80% grenache, 6% syrah, 4% mourvedre and the rest "everything else"): Deep ruby. Ripe black and blue fruit aromas are complicated by potpourri, incense and licorice, with a smoky topnote. Sappy, focused dark berry and bitter cherry flavors are sharpened by juicy acidity and show very good depth. Lots of fruit here but there's good structure as well. Finishes sweet and long, with velvety tannins adding shape. As with the '12, there's a degree of elegance to this wine and less of the wild edge of the Pegaus of a few vintages back." (02/14)
"Unusually dark crimson. Coconut oak hints on the nose. Very rich and supple for a 2011 Châteauneuf. Lots of fine and glossy pleasure here in a wine that overall tastes sweet. Well done! A little hot on the finish. Drink 2015 to 2024. (JR)" (02/13) 16.5 out of 20 points, Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages
"The name Pegau (old Provencal word for a wine jug found in the excavations of the 14th century Popes Palace in Avignon) was created in 1987, when Laurence Feraud after her wine studies went home to help her father Paul Feraud at the domain. Paul always talks about Laurence as "le chef", but he is an experienced winemaker himself. The property has belonged to the family for several generations. From 1986 Paul Feraud started bottling of wine and sold it under the mark Domaine Feraud. Today father and daughter have made Pegau to one of the most well known wines of Chateauneuf du Pape. The domain covers 18 ha of Chateauneuf du Pape. The 11 parcels are spread around the appellation and gives different wines, which after the blending result in a very distinct wine, a true old-fashioned Chateauneuf du Pape. In the vineyards organic methods are used." -Producer Profile on Domaine Pegau, Chateauneuf.dk
|Sub-Region||Chateauneuf du Pape|
93 - Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
90-93 - Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
93 - Wine Spectator
92 - Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
|Varietal(s)||Grenache / Garnacha|
|Features||Organic and Biodynamic|
|Taste||black currant, blackberry, dust and leather|
|Nose||vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit and red fruit|