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Domaine du Pegau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Reservée

2006 / 750 ml.

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Where it's produced

Country:
France
Region:
Rhone
District:
Southern Rhone

What's in the Bottle

Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre

Product Details

Type:
Red Wine
Brand:
Domaine du Pegau
Size:
750 ml.
Vintage:
2006
Item #:
54308
Case:
12 bottles
UPC:
097871001571
Status:
New

Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Reservee  2006 / 750 ml.

Ratings Key:

  • SP Wine Spectator
  • WE Wine Enthusiast
  • VN Vinous
  • RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
  • ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
  • OT Other Review Service
  • Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
  • Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
  • * as rated by our staff

Published Reviews

94
94 pts.: Jan/Feb 2009

Saturated red. Impressively complex scents of red and dark berries, cherry, leather and garrigue, with smoky minerals and dried flowers adding interest. Juicy raspberry and blackcurrant flavors pack serious punch and are seriously concentrated but there’s a real elegance to this wine. Licorice and candied flowers echo on the long, sappy finish. This looks to be as good as the superb 2005 today.

94
94 pts.: 30th Oct 2010

The 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservée shares a similar meaty, gamy character intermixed with abundant notes of kirsch liqueur, ground pepper and Provencal herbs, sweeter tannins than the 2005, a voluptuous, full-bodied mouthfeel, and a long finish. The fruit seems sweeter and I would not be surprised if the 2006 has higher alcohol than the 2005 (although all top vintages here tend to be in the 14.8–15.6 range). This big, rich, impressive effort will age effortlessly over the next 20–25 years.

93
93 pts.: Jun 30, 2009

Ripe and very packed, delivering fig, macerated currant, bittersweet cocoa, roasted chestnut and tar notes. The long finish flows nicely, with lots of buried garrigue and incense hints carried by fresh acidity. Drink now through 2027.

92
92–94 pts.: 31st Oct 2008

As for the Domaine du Pegau estate wines, the 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvée Reservée was tasted from multiple foudres, and appears to be better than the 2005 and 2004. The 2006 exhibits gamy, meaty, new saddle leather, kirsch liqueur, black currant, pepper, lavender, and spice notes. The wine is full-bodied, rich, deep, and long. One foudre, which may become a Cuvée Laurence, appears to be of the same quality as the Cuvée Reservée, but the Laurence will be bottled much later than the Reservée, which was about to be bottled at the time of my visit in late August.