1995 Domaine du Pégaü "Cuvée Réservée" Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 1995 Cuvee Reservee exhibits an opaque black/purple color, and extraordinary rich, intense aromas of smoke, black raspberries, kirsch, and spice. Exceptionally full-bodied, with an unctuous texture, and a thick, rich, expansive mid-palate, this superbly concentrated wine appears to be a worthy rival to this estate's phenomenal 1989 and 1990. Interestingly, the average alcohol level achieved by Domaine du Pegau in 1995 was 14.5-15.5%. This is a blockbuster Chateauneuf du Pape. Anticipated maturity: 2001-2020. Last tasted 6/96.
This round, generous red shows an international style, with plump, ripe flavors of plum and black cherry and firm tannins that support the fruit. Clean and balanced, with good definition.