2000 Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée (France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape)

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Châteauneuf-du-Pape, France, Grenache, Red Wine, Rhône, Southern Rhône

As good as the Beaucastel was, this Pegau was at least equally as good. Totally different style of wine. Red fruited with classic red cherry fruit, kirsch liqueur, licorice and garrigue flavors. Tremendous intensity, voluptuous/velvety texture, and a killer finish. Shows some brett, but I love that about Pegau. Another one that went tremendously well with the lamb, and also my last bottle…although more should be purchased when the opportunity presents itself. Half our table liked the Beaucastel better than the Pegau, and the other half (my wife included) liked the Pegau slightly better. Although that’s like arguing whether Muhammad Ali or Jack Nicklaus dominated their sports more decisively at their peak.
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Zachy’s: $90.00/bottle. Click here for product page.

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