Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Laurence Pegau 300cl 2013
Domaine de Pegau is unquestionably one of the leading producers in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Cuvée Laurence is made from an identical blend to the Cuvée Réservée but undergoes an extra 12-18 months of maturation in wooden foudre prior to bottling. From the slightly cooler 2013 vintage, this is a full-bodied and flavoursome release but has a slightly burly tannin profile that will need a few extra years to soften. With a long decant it reveals deliciously dark fruits with subtle savoury nuances of dried herbs, dark chocolate and smoked meats. This would be superb with roasted fore-rib of beef.