Wines / 2008 Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée

Name Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée
Winery Domaine du Pégaü
Gary's rating 94 points
Style Red
Varietal 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre
Vintage 2008
Place France
Price $49.00 MSRP
ABV 14.5%

Gary's tasting notes

Very gamey, skid mark, and some sour cherry coming through on the nose. Quite Old World on the aromatics, which I appreciate in a world where some Chateauneuf-du-Papes have become somewhat Barossa-like. Wow! This is complex, with red radish meets cranberry juice up front, which carries all the way through. Downright beautiful length. There's a campfire, burnt forest floor, and tobacco leaf flavoring that lingers on the back end. I'd love to pair this with cornish hen or something of that nature. Drinks well now but can go in the cellar for 15 years easy.