2005 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee

Proprietary Blend - 750ML
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JD 95 WS 94 JL 93 WA 92
JD 95

jebdunnuck.com, March 2008

After tasting the 2005 Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée two separate times from varying casks and barrels at the domaine, this was my first taste from bottle and I certainly wasn't disappointed...
WS 94

Wine Spectator, June 2008

Shows gutsy blackberry and fig fruit up front, with notes of pepper, licorice, Turkish coffee and garrigue. The superlong finish lets roasted herb and beef notes check in, while gaining even more depth as this airs. Not...
JL 93

TheWineCellarInsider.com, July 2012

Dark in color, with a nose packed with pepper, garrigue, kirsch, black raspberry, licorice and kirsch, this full bodied, concentrated, fresh, spicy, mouth filling Chateauneuf du Pape delivered the goods. Read more...
WA 92

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2010

The 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee (normally a blend of approximately 80% Grenache and the rest Syrah and Mourvedre) exhibits a deep ruby/plum/garnet hue along with lots of grilled meat juices, roasted Provencal...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Appellation Chateauneuf du Pape
Vintage 2005
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

The 2005 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee is a remarkable red wine that exemplifies the best of the Southern Rhone region in France. With its enticing dark color, this wine immediately captures the attention and promises a sensory journey like no other.

On the nose, this wine is a symphony of aromas that intertwine harmoniously. Notes of pepper, garrigue, kirsch, black raspberry, licorice, and kirsch create a complex and enticing bouquet. The intensity of these aromas hints at the full-bodied and concentrated nature of this wine.

As it dances across the palate, the 2005 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee reveals itself to be a wine of exceptional quality and depth. Its freshness and spiciness invigorate the taste buds, while its mouth-filling texture leaves a lasting impression. The flavors of blackberries, black currants, and roasted Provencal herbs are complemented by the subtle undertones of grilled meat juices and tar.

The wine's firm and tannic structure gives it an austere quality that is reminiscent of the great 1995 vintage. While enjoyable now, this wine has the potential to age gracefully for at least another 4-5 years. With proper cellaring, it has the potential to last for 20 years or more.

Renowned wine experts have praised the 2005 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee for its exceptional quality. Jeff Leve from TheWineCellarInsider.com awarded it a score of 93, describing it as concentrated, fresh, and spicy. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate gave it a score of 92, highlighting its grilled meat juices, roasted herbs, and black fruit flavors. Wine Spectator awarded it an impressive score of 94, noting its gutsy blackberry and fig fruit, as well as its potential for aging. Jeb Dunnuck from jebdunnuck.com gave it an outstanding score of 95, praising its balance, tension, and texture.

In conclusion, the 2005 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee is a must-try wine for any wine enthusiast. Its complexity, intensity, and aging potential make it a true gem from the Southern Rhone region. Whether enjoyed now or in the years to come, this wine promises a sensory experience that will leave a lasting impression.