2006 Domaine du Pegau "Cuvee Laurence" Chateauneuf-du-Pape (Pre-Arrival)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The late-released 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Laurence...is a big, gamy, earthy, complex effort that is far superior to the 2004 Cuvee Laurence. Deep and full-bodied with some amber at the edge of its color as this cuvee spends a much longer time in old barrels, it exhibits abundant amounts of garrigue, figs, cedar, licorice, black currants and black cherries. This fragrant, full-throttle wine should drink well for another 10-15 years. Readers should keep in mind that this is always a more evolved style because of its elevage.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright ruby. Slightly medicinal aromas of redcurrant, raspberry and garrigue are lifted by a spicy element. Supple, sweet red berry, cherry and floral flavors show very good concentration, and firm acidity gives the wine energy. Lively, mineral-driven floral notes linger on a strikingly long, sappy precise finish.
Exhibits a gorgeous mix of damson plum, cherry preserves, fig paste and anise flavors, layered with roasted chestnut and mesquite notes, all framed by a mouthwatering cocoa powder edge. Refined, despite its old-school, grippy finish. Well-built for the cellar. Best from 2012 through 2030.