Sharing wine experiences with an emphasis on "terroir" wines of great character in the absence of scores.
2012 Château Pegaü Côtes du Rhône Cuvée Maclura. Picked this up at Spec’s here in ATX today. I had no clue Laurence even made CdRs….I also got another red CdR and a white one. This is really good stuff for CdR. 60% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault. This has everything one could want from an inexpensive Rhône red. Nice black fruit, spice and plenty of acidity. At $19, this is a very good buy that is worthy of a case purchase for sure.
I am not a professional wine taster, nor do I have any professional training in the wine trade. I am a wine enthusiast who has spent countless hours tasting wines of many different styles. My palate is not aligned with a single wine critic, and I call all wines "as I taste them". My site is a source of tasting notes and wine recommendations as well as warnings without conflict of interest. You'll just have to figure out how your palate aligns with mine. My palate generally tends to veer towards Old-World wines that put a premium on terroir and lovely balance and finesse, rather than raw power...please keep that in mind as you read my notes.