2008 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reserve

I have two that I picked up really cheap at a Binny's close-out, and desided to try one tonight, Popped and poured, and now drinking from a bottle that has been open about 3 hours. Nice medium ruby color. The nose at first had quite a bit of funk, stewed fruit and a little sulphur. It opened up to aromas of black licorice, dark barries and anise. Crushed berries, plum skins and a tiny bit of smoked meat are what I taste, along with minerality and a little gaminess which to me is not off-putting. Also cedar/spice box and some peppery notes at the back end. I enjoyed this earlier with a spicy, garlicky dinner and am also liking it on its own. I'm still a relative newbie with good CdP. However, I think this is a very nice, complex wine from what was supposed to be a poor vintage. My girlfriend hates it, so more for me! I'll have some left for lunch tomorrow. Big Grin
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