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2004 Chateauneuf du pape Domaine du Pegau and a Chardonnay from Nederburg

great Chateauneuf du pape

The wines of this weekend are a South African Chardonnay that I received from Recas wineries (Cramele Recas) to sample and a very interesting wine from Chateauneuf du pape bought from abroad a while ago.

2009 Nederburg Chardonnay the Winemaster’s Reserve

The wine has a pale gold color. The nose is clean, fresh with  medium(-) intensity with butter, lemon and pleasant stony aromas. In the mouth the wine is medium bodied, dry, with a good acidity, has freshness and a short to medium mineral finish. 82 points

2004 Chateauneuf du pape Domaine du Pegau Cuvee Reservee

The wine has a dark red color. The nose is developed with a medium(+) intensity, showing complex aromas of leather, forest floor, dark cherry, smoke, bacon fat and a little bit of musk. In the mouth this full bodied wine is balanced, with great structure and polished tannins, glycerin, starting with a sweet sensation and aromas of red cherry liquor, meat, provencal herbs and spices. There is a medium plus finish with a spicy sweet cherry aftertaste. The wine feels a bit closed and I did not probably decant it enough(only 45 min). There is a touch of heat on the nose once the wine is warming, nothing disturbing and overall a really delicious wine. I would certainly buy more.  93 points

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