Got an
account?
Log In
 
 
Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee 2009, 750ml (WA98) from The BPW - Merchants of rare and fine wines.

Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee

750ml

Vintage: 2009
Region: France--Rhone--Chateauneuf du Pape
Appellation: Chateauneuf du Pape

WA98
Rated 98 points by Robert Parker`s Wine Advocate: `The bottled 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee is as compelling as I thought it would be after tasting it last year. A blend of 85% Grenache with the rest Syrah, Mourvedre and small dollops of the other authorized varietals, this wine tends to come from the estate`s holdings in the eastern sector of Chateauneuf du Pape. The opaque purple-colored 2009 exhibits magnificent, rich berry fruit intertwined with cedar, Christmas fruitcake, licorice, charcuterie, roasted meats, smoked duck, kirsch, blackberries and god knows what else. It is an amazingly complex, rich, full-throttle wine that reminds me somewhat of what the 1990 tasted like in 1994/1995. It is a magnificent Chateauneuf du Pape. If you are looking for the garrigue component, it`s also there.` -- Robert Parker in the 11/1/2012 issue of the Wine AdvocateAdditional Notes from Robert Parker`s Wine Advocate: `As I have written many times in the past, Domaine du Pegau is well-known as one of the reference points for traditionally styled wines. One only has to spend a half hour or so talking with father Paul Feraud, or his ambitious and brilliant daughter, Laurence, to understand that they will not make any compromises, nor change their winemaking or upbringing styles to suit the whims of the fickle consumer. Paul, who is in incredible physical condition for his age (he still rides a motorcycle), was a schoolmate of Henri Bonneau. However, his parents were so poor that he was forced to drop out of school at age 14 to work in order to help the family. For that reason, he has always believed that debt is the greatest danger to the success of a small domaine. He is one of those rare individuals who basically pays cash for everything. I doubt that this philosophy has changed much since his daughter, Laurence, took control of the estate. She has added two negociant lines, the Selection Laurence Feraud and the Feraud-Brunel wines, but even with the introduction of several new cuvees (Cuvee da Capo since 1998 and the non-vintage Plan Pegau), this estate continues to go from strength to strength. This is another estate where the bottled wines often taste significantly better than they do from barrel. Let`s discuss the negociant wines first. Laurence Feraud, who has a large qualitative network throughout the southern Rhone, accesses some amazing fruit and finished wine, and then fashions blends that represent top-notch value. Laurence has purchased some additional hectares in Chateauneuf du Pape, which has pushed the size of the estate well past 50 acres. As mentioned before, she is a stickler for quality and these acquisitions have taken place in some of Chateauneuf du Pape`s finest terroirs, including La Crau, Le Grand Pierre (sandy soils are perfect for Grenache), Pignan, Relagnes, Bosquet, Clos St.-Jean and Monpertuis. We will not see any new blends probably until 2012, which was looking like another promising vintage for the southern Rhone at the time of writing (unless the rain of September 24, 2012 had a deleterious affect). Consumers should have a marvelous time comparing the 2009 and 2010 Cuvee Reservees with the 2007. One would have to go back to 1989 and 1990 to find two back-to-back vintages of similar majesty. I tasted two offerings of the Cuvee Laurence, which is made from a blend identical to the Cuvee Reservee, but is aged 36 months prior to bottling. Most of that time the wine is aged in foudre, but then is put into small, old oak barrels, but returned to foudres prior to bottling. The Cuvee Laurence is only made in certain vintages. The Cuvee da Capo selection usually comes primarily from old vines (100+-years-old), mostly Grenache, although the blend can contain about every authorized red varietal. Technically, it is all from the northeastern scorner of La Crau, oriented toward the village of Courthezon.`


$71.00

OUT OF STOCK
Read CellarTracker Wine Reviews

Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee

750ml

Vintage: 2009
Region: France--Rhone--Chateauneuf du Pape
Appellation: Chateauneuf du Pape

WA98
Rated 98 points by Robert Parker`s Wine Advocate: `The bottled 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee is as compelling as I thought it would be after tasting it last year. A blend of 85% Grenache with the rest Syrah, Mourvedre and small dollops of the other authorized varietals, this wine tends to come from the estate`s holdings in the eastern sector of Chateauneuf du Pape. The opaque purple-colored 2009 exhibits magnificent, rich berry fruit intertwined with cedar, Christmas fruitcake, licorice, charcuterie, roasted meats, smoked duck, kirsch, blackberries and god knows what else. It is an amazingly complex, rich, full-throttle wine that reminds me somewhat of what the 1990 tasted like in 1994/1995. It is a magnificent Chateauneuf du Pape. If you are looking for the garrigue component, it`s also there.` -- Robert Parker in the 11/1/2012 issue of the Wine AdvocateAdditional Notes from Robert Parker`s Wine Advocate: `As I have written many times in the past, Domaine du Pegau is well-known as one of the reference points for traditionally styled wines. One only has to spend a half hour or so talking with father Paul Feraud, or his ambitious and brilliant daughter, Laurence, to understand that they will not make any compromises, nor change their winemaking or upbringing styles to suit the whims of the fickle consumer. Paul, who is in incredible physical condition for his age (he still rides a motorcycle), was a schoolmate of Henri Bonneau. However, his parents were so poor that he was forced to drop out of school at age 14 to work in order to help the family. For that reason, he has always believed that debt is the greatest danger to the success of a small domaine. He is one of those rare individuals who basically pays cash for everything. I doubt that this philosophy has changed much since his daughter, Laurence, took control of the estate. She has added two negociant lines, the Selection Laurence Feraud and the Feraud-Brunel wines, but even with the introduction of several new cuvees (Cuvee da Capo since 1998 and the non-vintage Plan Pegau), this estate continues to go from strength to strength. This is another estate where the bottled wines often taste significantly better than they do from barrel. Let`s discuss the negociant wines first. Laurence Feraud, who has a large qualitative network throughout the southern Rhone, accesses some amazing fruit and finished wine, and then fashions blends that represent top-notch value. Laurence has purchased some additional hectares in Chateauneuf du Pape, which has pushed the size of the estate well past 50 acres. As mentioned before, she is a stickler for quality and these acquisitions have taken place in some of Chateauneuf du Pape`s finest terroirs, including La Crau, Le Grand Pierre (sandy soils are perfect for Grenache), Pignan, Relagnes, Bosquet, Clos St.-Jean and Monpertuis. We will not see any new blends probably until 2012, which was looking like another promising vintage for the southern Rhone at the time of writing (unless the rain of September 24, 2012 had a deleterious affect). Consumers should have a marvelous time comparing the 2009 and 2010 Cuvee Reservees with the 2007. One would have to go back to 1989 and 1990 to find two back-to-back vintages of similar majesty. I tasted two offerings of the Cuvee Laurence, which is made from a blend identical to the Cuvee Reservee, but is aged 36 months prior to bottling. Most of that time the wine is aged in foudre, but then is put into small, old oak barrels, but returned to foudres prior to bottling. The Cuvee Laurence is only made in certain vintages. The Cuvee da Capo selection usually comes primarily from old vines (100+-years-old), mostly Grenache, although the blend can contain about every authorized red varietal. Technically, it is all from the northeastern scorner of La Crau, oriented toward the village of Courthezon.`


$71.00

OUT OF STOCK
Read CellarTracker Wine Reviews





 

Similar wines from this varietal & region

This list represents wines that are very similar (for a variety of reasons) to the wine you are currently considering. They exhibit similar characteristics and share other traits (such as varietal, price, and professional ratings). There are some very cool things here - take a look - and as always feel free to contact us directly for questions!

Similar wines from this varietal & region

This list represents wines that are very similar (for a variety of reasons) to the wine you are currently considering. They exhibit similar characteristics and share other traits (such as varietal, price, and professional ratings). There are some very cool things here - take a look - and as always feel free to contact us directly for questions!

SHOW MORE
Domaine Roger Sabon Chateauneuf du Pape le Secret de Sabon -- 2003 1.5L (4) WA96  individual OWCs $295.00  
out of
stock
Domaine Ferrando Chateauneuf du Pape Colombis -- 2007 750mL WA97 $125.00  
out of
stock
Clos St. Jean Chateauneuf du Pape la Combe des Fous -- 2009 750mL WA96, ST94, WS94 $95.00  
out of
stock
Cuvee du Vatican Chateauneuf du Pape -- 2001 750mL WA91, WS92 $27.00  
out of
stock
Clos St. Jean Chateauneuf du Pape la Combe des Fous -- 2010 WA98 $175.00  
out of
stock
Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee -- 2003 WA100 $319.00  
Paul Autard Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Juline -- 2007 750mL (24) WA94+, WS95  OWC $69.00  
out of
stock
Clos St. Jean Chateauneuf du Pape Deus Ex Machina -- 2010 WA100 $359.00  
out of
stock
Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Vieilles Vignes -- 2007 750mL WA100 $309.00  
Domaine Gerard Charvin Chateauneuf du Pape -- 2000 750mL (1) WA95 $75.00  
out of
stock
Domaine du Clos du Caillou Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve le Clos du Caillou -- 2000 750mL WA99 $219.00  
out of
stock
Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Vieilles Vignes -- 2007 750ml WA100 $289.00  
out of
stock
Clos St. Jean Chateauneuf du Pape la Combe des Fous -- 2010 750mL WA98 $170.00  
out of
stock
Domaine de la Mordoree Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de la Reine des Bois -- 2001 WA100 $245.00  
out of
stock
Domaine de Saint Prefert Chateauneuf du Pape Collecion Charles Giraud -- 2007 750mL WA100, WS98 $329.00  
out of
stock
Domaine de Marcoux Chateauneuf du Pape -- 2003 1.5L WA95, ST93 $125.00  
out of
stock
Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee da Capo -- 2010 1.5L WA100 $849.00  
Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape -- 2011 750ml (3) WA96 $87.00  
out of
stock
Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Vieilles Vignes -- 2003 750mL WA98, WS96 $109.00  
out of
stock
Chateau de la Gardine Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee des Generations -- 2003 750mL WA92-94  ltl $75.00  
 

Got an
account?
Log In