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Domaine Pegau Chateauneuf

"I'm so sorry to have brought so many people here," said Laurence Feraud, a Gallic twinkle in her voice. It was difficult to hear and even see her (she is rather short) through one of the largest crowds of people we have had for a tasting.
February 6, 2018


They were as charmed by the wines as they were by her. In brief those were:

Of special note, her white 2016 Domaine Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee  was exceptional especially for that genre. Her secret she explained is simple a predominant amount of Clairette for vivacity. The execution, making it into a sensual and intricate wine was not so simple but very apparent. Tasters were entranced. We have a few bottles left, and will be getting more next week.

The 2015 Domaine Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee was not so heavy as many of its peers, but showed the exceptional ripeness of the vintage, a dense, rich wine that is certainly worthy of the extravagant critical praise it has received.

Even better was the 2012 Cuvee Laurence, a longer barrel aged selection. With its mellowed patina of age, it was a thoroughly enjoyable mature wine. Unfortunately it sold out. We do have special access to a small list of library wines from the Pegau cellar available on request.

The 2009 Gigondas was also rich and mellow and very popular. We had to tell several people at the tasting that it was sold out but found out afterwards that we could get a couple of cases more. If you were one of those people, please let us know so we can attempt to satisfy your want.

The 2014 Pegau Cotes du Rhone Maclura struck an assertively angular profile that many people, including me, found attractive. Here there is good news and bad news. We have only a few bottles left, but will have the more sumptuous 2015 at the same price.

Last, but still savory was the deceptively simple 2015 Cotes du Rhone. Pleasing wine, great price at 12.99.


2016 Domaine Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee Very -Good Excellent72; Mixed Case, 64.8; Case, 61.2


2015 Laurence Feraud Selection Cotes du Rhone; Color: medium dark; Aroma: light fresh, juicy forward, soft; Mouth: juicy fresh rather pretty, firm, mouth filling juicy; Very Good 12.99; Mixed Case, 11.69; Case, 11.04

2014 Ch√Ęteau Pegau Cotes du Rhone Maclura; Color: medium dark; Aroma: clean light pretty, fresh rather clean pretty; Mouth: deep rather smoky dense full, fat, leathery fine tannins, smoky; Very Good Plus 21; Mixed Case, 18.9; Case, 17.85

Pegau Plan Pegau Lot 12-13-14; Color: medium dark, Aroma: heady rather soft clean firm, pretty fine acid, soft spice, Mouth: light clean smooth rather concentrated, racy rather smooth, juicy rather clean, fine tannins, dense; Very Good Plus 21; Mixed Case, 18.9; Case, 17.85

2009 Selection Feraud Gigondas Very Good - Excellent 35; Mixed Case, 31.5; Case, 29.75

2015 Domaine Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee; Aroma: heady warm, rather dense, clean, very rich, full, rather dense, very sweet, spicy and smooth; Mouth: deep rather dense, unexpressed, rather clean, fine tannins, very rich, young but not harsh, very full, very long; Excellent 107; Mixed Case, 96.3; Case, 90.95

2012 Domaine Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee LaurenceExcellent $159 Special 129 NetSold Out

Feraud Everyday Case: 4 bottles each Cotes du Rhone, Plan Pegau, and Maclura $191


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            - Len Rothenberg


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