June 30, 2009

DOMAINE DU PEGAU: Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée 2006

(93 points, $108)

Ripe and very packed, delivering fig, macerated currant, bittersweet cocoa, roasted chestnut and tar notes. The long finish flows nicely, with lots of buried garrigue and incense hints carried by fresh acidity. Drink now through 2027. 6,330 cases made. -JM