It’s been a while since my last 2004 Pegau Cuvee Reservee almost one year ago. This is a blend of 80% Grenache, 9% Syrah, 6% Mourvedre and 5% other grapes, all coming from old vines.
2004 Domaine du Pegau Cuvee Reservee Chateauneuf du pape
Deep, almost opaque dark red color. The nose is well developed, rich, complex and very intense. There are aromas of truffles, smoke, meat, ink, smoked plum, coffee bean, roasted herbs, red fruit jam, but very fresh as the fruity aromas are in the background. Full bodied and very rich on the palate, with silky tannins and very pleasant mouth-feel, this wine is the quintessence of balance and freshness that it is so rare to find in modern Chateauneuf du pape wines. The finish is long and intense, the lingering flavors and the beautiful freshness seduce you instantly and drive you to want more. (94/100)
It was a great companion to Indian food and due to its freshness it can be a great drink on its own. 14% alcohol.