2008 Domaine du Pégaü "Cuvée Reservée" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

SKU #1120430 93 points Jeb Dunnuck

 I’ve had numerous bottles of the 2008 Cuvée Réservée and continue to think it’s one of the top wines of the vintage. Beautifully perfumed and complex on the nose, with a traditional, old school feel, this medium-bodied, delicious Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a joy to drink. It should easily evolve and drink well for up to a decade, possibly longer.  (9/2011)

92 points Wine Spectator

 A dark, lightly chewy style, with roasted mesquite and dark licorice notes leading the way for a powerful core of black Mission fig, blackberry preserve, Turkish coffee and bittersweet cocoa notes. There's a flash of truffle on the finish. Drink now through 2022. (JM)  (6/2011)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Tasted at Berry Brothers’ Rhone tasting in London. This has a very elegant, beautifully poised bouquet with raspberry, leather, white fennel and sage. Not an intense bouquet, but irresistible. The palate is very well balanced with fine tannins, not a concentrated Chateauneuf-du-Pape, but lovely balance and harmony with a refined, garrigues-infused finish. (NM)  (9/2011)

91 points Vinous

 Saturated ruby. A wild, highly expressive bouquet displays red and dark berries, Asian spice and musky garrigue, accented by smoke and game notes in the background. Juicy and precise, with sweet raspberry and cherry flavors that take a bitter turn with air. Tannins come on late and add grip to a long, sappy finish. (JR)  (3/2011)

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Rhone Blends



- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.


- Legendary wine-producing region in southeast France. Stereotypically speaking, Rhone wines are high in alcohol, and the majority produced is red. The northern Rhone is best known for outstanding 100% Syrah wines from areas such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage, as well as for fabulous white wines from Condrieu (where Viognier is king). In the southern Rhone, look for spicy, full-bodied wines that are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and other varietals coming from appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, or Rasteau. Wines labeled as Cote du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Village (a cut above generic Cotes du Rhone) are frequently found here in the US because they often represent some of the best values on the market.
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Chateauneuf du Pape