2005 Pegau, Domaine du Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee
Proprietary Blend - 750ML

  • IWC 95
  • WA 94
  • WS 94

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IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, February 2008
$85-$95) Deep ruby. Seductive dark berry and kirsch aromas are complicated by musky garrigue black olive and dark chocolate. Dense blackberry and bitter cherry flavors stain the palate and develop a licorice character... $85-$95) Deep ruby. Seductive dark berry and kirsch aromas are complicated by musky garrigue black olive and dark chocolate. Dense blackberry and bitter cherry flavors stain the palate and develop a licorice character with air. Tightens up on the long chewy finish which is dominated by tangy red berry fruit. This hugely concentrated wine deftly combines liveliness and power. 95 points
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2007
The three lots of 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee (again no Cuvee da Capo was produced in this vintage) had not yet been blended. Tasting through all of them they scored between 91 and 94 so I suspect this... The three lots of 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee (again no Cuvee da Capo was produced in this vintage) had not yet been blended. Tasting through all of them they scored between 91 and 94 so I suspect this offering will be similar qualitatively to the 2006. But it is a very different style of wine. It reveals a dark ruby/purple hue along with notes of tar roasted meats and Provencal herbs which give it a certain savage/animal character. The wine is ruggedly constructed concentrated full-bodied tannic and firm in the finish. For comparison purposes it comes closest to 1995. The 2005 will need time to come around and the Ferauds were leaning toward bottling it in late 2007 or early 2008. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2025.
WS 94
Wine Spectator - 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 quite... 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 quite as much range as 2003 and 2004 but has the intense grip of the vintage and should cruise in the cellar for two decades. Best from 2009 through 2028. 6000 cases made. –JM
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Appellation Chateauneuf du Pape
Vintage 2005