2005 Domaine du Pegau, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Reserve Rouge 1x75cl

2005 Domaine du Pegau, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Reserve Rouge 1x75cl

$110.00 Excl. GST
$130.80 Incl. GST
IN BOND
RETAIL
COUNTRY
France
REGION
Rhone
VINTAGE
2005
PRODUCER
Domaine du Pegau
WINE TYPE
Red
AVAILABILITY
Future Arrival, 3 in stock, In Bond

Producer Profile

Wines Vineyard Holdings:

  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape :
  • Domaine du Pégau Cuvée Réservée Red
  • Domaine du Pégau Cuvée Laurence Red : 30 to 50 hl/ha
  • Domaine du Pégau Red Cuvée Da Capo
  • Domaine du Pégau White Cuvée Réservée
  • Côtes-du-Rhône :
  • Cuvée Maclura Red : 65 000 bottles/year
  • Cuvée Lône White : 12 000 bottles/year
  • Cuvée Setier Red : 35 000 bottles/year

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Tasting Notes

Robert Parker 92

The 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee (normally a blend of approximately 80% Grenache and the rest Syrah and Mourvedre) exhibits a deep ruby/plum/garnet hue along with lots of grilled meat juices, roasted Provencal herbs, tar, blackberries and black currants. The wine is medium to full-bodied, still firm and tannic. It is those tannins that make the 2005 somewhat reminiscent of a tight, more austere-styled vintage such as 1995. The 2005 needs at least another 4-5 years of cellaring, and should last for 20 years or more. 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, a oeComparisons are odious.a Importers: Dan Kravitz, Hand Picked Selections, Warrenton, VA; tel. (540) 347-9400; Martine’s Wine, Novato, CA; tel. (415) 883-0400; and J & R Selections, Lansing, MI; tel. (517) 393-4441 [Robert M. Parker, Jr., 31/10/2010]

Anticipated maturity: 2014-2034

Vinous 95

Deep ruby. Seductive dark berry and kirsch aromas are complicated by musky garrigue, black olive and dark chocolate. Dense blackberry and bitter cherry flavors stain the palate and develop a licorice character with air. Tightens up on the long, chewy finish, which is dominated by tangy red berry fruit. This hugely concentrated wine deftly combines liveliness and power. [Josh Raynolds, 01/01/2008]