Sharing wine experiences with an emphasis on "terroir" wines of great character in the absence of scores.
2013 Château Pegaü Côtes du Rhône Villages Cuvée Setier to compare to the Maclura last night. Interesting comparison for sure. This is more like a baby CdP than a CdR and accordingly shows less acidity, more fruit, more spice and licorice and at $2 more than the Maclura, it is a great wine at the sub-$20 price point. This has remarkable length and finish and should be able to cellar well for up to a decade. Laurence’s exacting standards are evident in this for sure. 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 20% Mourvèdre.
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.