Made from a blend of 60% Grenache, 25% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault the vineyard here is more loamy being covered in river pebbles. The wine shows a bright deep purplish colour with deep rich black fruit aromas with hints of licorice and spice. Fresh yet richly textured on the palate.
Raspberry, licorice, dark cherry, peanuts and a stony earthy character. Medium bodied, minerally, but lush and silky, fresh clear acidity, so even and balanced that you want to drink another glass straight away. Suggest not cellaring it for any length of time. Live in the now, here. Tasted : May-14; Alcohol : 14%; Price : $25; Closure : Cork; Drink : 2014 - 2016; Rated : 92 Points; Gary Walsh; The Wine Front
The 2012 Chateau Pegau Cotes du Rhone Cuvee Maclura (which is a type of Osage orange tree that’s widely planted on the estate) is a big, structured effort that exudes black fruits, mineral, pepper and underbrush. Still not in bottle, it is inky colored, with a big mid-palate, ripe tannin and serious richness. Drink 2015-2022. Rating: 89-91 points; Jeb Dunnuck in Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
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