Monday, December 15, 2014

Pegau Inspiration - limited!

Very rare, only produced in Magnums!
We asked for 20 bottles :) but only got 4 

2010 Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Inspiration....$1,799.99  / MAGNUM
Still not in bottle, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Inspiration is more sexy and perfumed than the Cuvee da Capo, with incredible notions of roasted meats, saddle leather, sweet currants and Provencal herbs all emerging from the glass. There’s a single barrel of this full-bodied, deeply concentrated elixir and I’ve no doubt it will be very hard to come by. In addition, this cuvee is only bottled in magnum. Nevertheless, it is spectacular, and I suspect will also have close to three decades of longevity.
Rated 98-100/100 The Wine Advocate

3 fantastic sizes!!!
2012 Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reserve....$59.99 / 500ml
2012 Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reserve....$87.99 / 750ml
2012 Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reserve....$189.99 / Magnum
As to the 2012s, while there will be no Cuvee da Capo in the vintage, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape is a beauty. Tasted out of multiple barrels (all of which rated between 94 and 97), it should be a classic Pegau with aromatics similar to the 2010, yet not quite as much depth or richness. Full-bodied and nicely concentrated, all of the samples showed the freshness of the vintage, with ample mid-palate depth, high quality tannin and loads of character. It should benefit from short-term cellaring and have 15-20 years of longevity. Drink 2016-2032.
Rated 94-96/100 The Wine Advocate

3 fantastic sizes!!!
2009 Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Laurence...$129.99 / 750ml
2009 Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Laurence...$269.99 / Magnum
2009 Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Laurence...$599.99 / 3 liter
Starting off the reds and easily the best example of this cuvee since the 2001, the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Laurence is incredible stuff. Deep, rich and layered, with copious notions of smoked meats, licorice, ground pepper, spice and saddle leather, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, terrific fruit intensity and a rich, mouth-coating texture. Hard to resist now, it should nevertheless have two decades of longevity. Drink now-2029. 
Rated 98/100 The Wine Advocate

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