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 liquorice and spice. Fresh yet richly textured on the palate.
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