Domaine du Pegau

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend

9.218 ratings
9.17 pro ratings
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Red Rhone Blend
Tomato-Based, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Mushrooms, Onion, Pungent Cheese, Venison, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Pork, Beef
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

Had this on Sunday with Roast Pork which was a great match. 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre, 5% other varieties. Plum, raspberry and garrigue. Prior notes indicated notes of Brett. This bottle might have a small influence but a long way off bandaid and down the sink. I think I was influenced by my fellow judges at the Toowoomba Wine Show judges dinner last year - some of whom delight in picking the smallest shred of Brett and declare the wine blacklisted. I would hate to be a Somm serving these chaps.

Had this on Sunday with Roast Pork which was a great match. 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre, 5% other varieties. Plum, raspberry and garrigue. Prior notes indicated notes of Brett. This bottle might have a small influence but a long way off bandaid and down the sink. I think I was influenced by my fellow judges at the Toowoomba Wine Show judges dinner last year - some of whom delight in picking the smallest shred of Brett and declare the wine blacklisted. I would hate to be a Somm serving these chaps.

Aug 9th, 2021
Jay Eagan

Color is a deep ruby a terrific cNP

Color is a deep ruby a terrific cNP

Aug 8th, 2021
Bob McDonald

The final wine from the Toowoomba Wine Show Judges dinner and my contribution. Sadly this wine had a case of Brett as well but not as bad as the Barolo. This had not reached the Bandaid, undrinkable, tip down the sink stage and at the end of the evening I noticed the bottle was empty. Some judges are what are known as “Brett Nazis” and can detect the slightest amount. Unfortunately this is the first of six of these 2012s from Pegau so will need to drink up as Brett only gets worse. At the moment it adds highly savoury earthy sweaty saddle interest but definitely a fault.

The final wine from the Toowoomba Wine Show Judges dinner and my contribution. Sadly this wine had a case of Brett as well but not as bad as the Barolo. This had not reached the Bandaid, undrinkable, tip down the sink stage and at the end of the evening I noticed the bottle was empty. Some judges are what are known as “Brett Nazis” and can detect the slightest amount. Unfortunately this is the first of six of these 2012s from Pegau so will need to drink up as Brett only gets worse. At the moment it adds highly savoury earthy sweaty saddle interest but definitely a fault.

Nov 3rd, 2020
Bill Bender

Blind Rhône’s from Saturday. Impressive showing for such a young CDP. Bright cherry, full long finish. Still wound up a tad but in a surprisingly nice drinking window.

Blind Rhône’s from Saturday. Impressive showing for such a young CDP. Bright cherry, full long finish. Still wound up a tad but in a surprisingly nice drinking window.

Jun 16th, 2019
Tama

I had this vintage in France in 2013 and it was brier-y and tannic. 6 years has smoothed, softened and deepened this wine. We drank it with vintner Richard Sanford and his wife and all agreed it was beautifully balanced.

I had this vintage in France in 2013 and it was brier-y and tannic. 6 years has smoothed, softened and deepened this wine. We drank it with vintner Richard Sanford and his wife and all agreed it was beautifully balanced.

May 25th, 2019
Stephen Dodson

Bought in the Chateau and drinking in Provence! Wonderful xxx

Bought in the Chateau and drinking in Provence! Wonderful xxx

Aug 8th, 2021
Erik Wochna

12' vintage

12' vintage

Oct 2nd, 2018
Charles Hudson

Tried some CdP with friends last night, this one was my favorite

Tried some CdP with friends last night, this one was my favorite

Sep 22nd, 2018
Stanley Barrios

Stanley had this 10 months ago

Stanley had this 10 months ago

Dec 29th, 2020
Rafael E. Garcia

Sommelier, L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon Las Vegas

9.1

Rafael E. had this 4 years ago

Rafael E. had this 4 years ago

Feb 6th, 2018