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At 70$ a pop, you can get way better CDP for the price than the 2008 Pegau, unless you are buying with a vertical in mind.


I certainly would not pay $70 for the 2008, but I did pay $39 a pop, which I thought was a no-brainer. $29 is a terrific price billhike.
With that said, I probably will not age these for the long term considering the lesser vintage.
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Originally posted by Wine doc:
Thanks for the notes. Pegau definitely a favorite. Your description is right on - a classic iodine / band-aid nose that gives way to ripe fruit. Welcome to the Pegau bandwagon.
If you get a chance to try some older vintages or the Laurence bottling, you won't be sorry. Smile


Iodine - love it; band-aid = brett. For the most part the brett level is acceptable, but I would love it if the winery could clean up their act. I've had some awesome Pegau's but once in a while the brett level is just unacceptable.

And I can get the awesome iodine from a good Cali rhone without having to deal with the dirty wine-making.
A couple of months ago, a good friend of ours, whose palate I trust completely, tasted two '08s and said they were drinking beautifully right now. Those were the Pegau Reservee and the Beaucastel. I have one of each in the queue, and I fully expect to enjoy the hell out of them.
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Originally posted by Sandy Fitzgerald:
How many people that pay the extra money for a CdP Reserva

What exactly is a CDP Reserva? Do you understand that the term Réservé or Réservée in France carries no legal bearing, whereas Reserva and Riserva and Spain and Italy just imply a certain amount of extra time in cask. More specifically with Domaine de Pegau, their "Cuvée Réservée" is actually their 'base' bottling with two more expensive wines (Cuvée Laurence and Cuvée da Capo).


As I was reading through this thread I was wondering if/when someone was going to point this out.

At $29, the Pegau CR is a no-brainer and I certainly wouldn't have hesitated to open one now.
Well I have a case of these, so based in part on this thread and Dan Kravitz's comments I knew it was time to crack this along with some grilled rack of lamb. Booyah, this is one to dig into, pure love already even as a baby!
  • 2008 Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée - France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (4/20/2012)
    This is supposed to be a weak vintage? Yum, I love 'weak' vintages of Pegau like 1994, 1999, 2004, 2006 etc. This 2008 is already strutting, in fact exploding. It is nowhere near as concentrated as vintages like 98, 00, 03, and 07, but it makes up for it with loads of white pepper, spice, garrigue and pure ZING. Like most Pegau, it is certainly heavy on the blood and iodine and shows some brett, but the wine is very energetic, spicy, complex and just downright enjoyable. I doubt this will make VERY old bones, but I suspect there is a great decade of drinking. It is already pretty darned ready to go, so dig in and enjoy! (94 pts.)

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I just came from a tasting that featured a few Pegau wines, being poured by Laurence Feraud herself- more about her later. In her words, the 2008 Cuvee Reservee is a wine to drink now and over the next ten years. She said it will not shut down, but remain open and enjoyable over that ten year span. So there you have it, straight from the horse's mouth.
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Originally posted by Mimik:
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Originally posted by KSC02:
I'm a huge fan of Pegau.


Since when? Wink

True. It's all relative. While I don't personally have photos of myself wearing a crown with Pegau in one hand and a turkey leg in the other... like some on this board... I do honestly enjoy the Pegau wines.
I bow to your highness Devilish
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Originally posted by KSC02:
True. It's all relative. While I don't personally have photos of myself wearing a crown with Pegau in one hand and a turkey leg in the other... like some on this board...


Nor do you have a restraining order against you from the winemaker. LOL
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Originally posted by steve8:
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Originally posted by KSC02:
True. It's all relative. While I don't personally have photos of myself wearing a crown with Pegau in one hand and a turkey leg in the other... like some on this board...


Nor do you have a restraining order against you from the winemaker. LOL


Yes well at least that proves I am a fan! Big Grin
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Originally posted by KSC02:
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Originally posted by Mimik:
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Originally posted by KSC02:
I'm a huge fan of Pegau.


Since when? Wink

True. It's all relative. While I don't personally have photos of myself wearing a crown with Pegau in one hand and a turkey leg in the other... like some on this board... I do honestly enjoy the Pegau wines.
I bow to your highness Devilish


With the exception of the 2003, I never heard you talk about Pegau before. Just sayin'. Wink Razz

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