2010 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee

  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 98
  • IWC 94

Reviews for 2010 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee

WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2012
The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee which I tasted from several foudres is essentially equivalent in quality but it has not yet been bottled. If I understood Paul Feraud correctly he tends to prefer the 2009 but... The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee which I tasted from several foudres is essentially equivalent in quality but it has not yet been bottled. If I understood Paul Feraud correctly he tends to prefer the 2009 but says Laurence prefers the 2010. In any event this is one of those "pick'em" dilemmas. The 2010 is a fabulous wine of exceptional intensity tremendous flavor authority and full-bodied power. It is slightly more reserved than the more flamboyant 2009 but of course it is still in foudre. Very rich with lots of Provencal herb smoky meaty kirsch black currant and blackberry notes it is a stunningly viscous thick and rich effort with a slightly more vibrant finish. This magnificent Chateauneuf du Pape should age for three decades or more based on how well the 1989 and 1990 are maturing. This 2010 should be bottled early next year and released in Fall 2013. 96-98+ -Robert Parker
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2012
Bright ruby. Powerful cherry and dark berry aromas are complicated by lavender smoke and spicecake nuances. Deeply pitched blackberry and bitter cherry flavors are lifted by slow-building mineral and cracked pepper... Bright ruby. Powerful cherry and dark berry aromas are complicated by lavender smoke and spicecake nuances. Deeply pitched blackberry and bitter cherry flavors are lifted by slow-building mineral and cracked pepper qualities and given grip by a late kick of tannins. The cherry and pepper notes repeat on the broad clinging finish.