The family of Domaine du Pegau has roots in Châteauneuf-du-Pape dating back to the mid-17th century. The word Pegau refers to a wine jug discovered in the excavations of the 14th century Pope’s palace in Avignon. Today, the estate is run by the Paul Ferraud and his daughter Laurence.
Rust colored. 13.5% ABV. Savory nose of red fruits, garrigue, roasted herbs, road tar and just a touch of brett. Medium body with ample acidity. Rustic and charming. Black cherry, kirsch, blood and cracked pepper on the palate. The finish is exceptional. Great showing for a twenty year old CdP. So much to like here. Best over the next 2-3 years.
My rating: 92 points.
Current vintages including the 2016 and 2017 can be found had for just about $80. Hard to go wrong with this iconic producer of CdP.