Domaine du Pegau Cuvée Réservé Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2003

$129

The magical 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee brings to mind a richer, more alcoholic version of their 1990. The 2003's dense plum/purple color is followed by flamboyant aromas and flavors of roasted meats, spicy herbs, pepper, blackberries, and cedar-tinged kirsch-like fruit. Unctuously-textured, with low acidity, high glycerin as well as alcohol (16+% ), and a monster finish, it displays enormous concentration, silky tannin, and no hard edges. This remarkable, traditionally-styled Chateauneuf du Pape will be drinkable young, yet should age effortlessly for two decades or more. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Antonio Galloni Delectable Pro

Founder, Vinous

The 2003 is stunning. Rich, opulent and extravagantly rich, yet also floral and fresh. In great shape tonite. Loved it. First bottle was corked. Good to have a backup :)

The 2003 is stunning. Rich, opulent and extravagantly rich, yet also floral and fresh. In great shape tonite. Loved it. First bottle was corked. Good to have a backup :)

9.6

Sipping Fine Wine Delectable Pro

The Feraud family are widely regarded as one of the leading producers in Châteauneuf-du-Pape and their property extends over 11 vineyards. Had this blend of 75% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 5%, mostly Mourvèdre & Counoise, at a private tasting. Aged for 18 months, wine was still tasting great. Deep red with brown edges and dark fruit aromas with complex earthy spices. Blackberry and cherry, rich full-body with soft tannins, gentle sweetness with some pepper spice ending with an earthy tone. Tasting Sample.

The Feraud family are widely regarded as one of the leading producers in Châteauneuf-du-Pape and their property extends over 11 vineyards. Had this blend of 75% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 5%, mostly Mourvèdre & Counoise, at a private tasting. Aged for 18 months, wine was still tasting great. Deep red with brown edges and dark fruit aromas with complex earthy spices. Blackberry and cherry, rich full-body with soft tannins, gentle sweetness with some pepper spice ending with an earthy tone. Tasting Sample.

9.4

Barry Herbst Delectable Pro

Wine Buyer Soutirage

Drinking at its apex now. Stunning.

Drinking at its apex now. Stunning.

9.8

Mike Saviage Delectable Pro

Lots of fruit. Still young.

Lots of fruit. Still young.

9.1

George Chen Delectable Pro

Rhone and more Rhone!

Rhone and more Rhone!

8.7

Rick Baumgarten Delectable Pro

Consensus Wine of the tasting. If you can find it, buy it.

Consensus Wine of the tasting. If you can find it, buy it.

9.8

Jesse Smith Delectable Pro

2003

2003

9.1

Brian Khoury Delectable Pro

Shared Easter dinner prime rib w dad mom and USMC family

Shared Easter dinner prime rib w dad mom and USMC family

9.3

Steven Foster Delectable Pro

Wine buyer Belmont Wine Exchange

Cork damaged. But fought the good fight. Still kicking with a very slight raisin finish.

Cork damaged. But fought the good fight. Still kicking with a very slight raisin finish.

7.9

Chris Walsh Delectable Pro

Partner Balanced Wine Selections

Surprised, pleasantly.

Surprised, pleasantly.

8.4

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