2018 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Laurence

Proprietary Blend - 1.5L
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WA 97 VN 95 JD 94
WA 97

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2023

Long-time followers of this exemplary estate know that in years when there is no Cuvée da Capo, Pegau releases a Cuvée Laurence, essentially one foudre of the production held back for extended aging. The 2018 Châteauneuf...
VN 95

Vinous, June 2023

The 2018 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Laurence is opulent and sensual, bursting with pungent aromas of raspberry jam, ripe blackberry and black cherry, garrigue, white pepper and crushed rocks. Essentially, this is the same...
JD 94

jebdunnuck.com, November 2022

(JD 92-94 points) Lastly, and a classic expression of the cuvée, the 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape Cuvée Laurence is a longer aged version of the classic Châteauneuf du Pape. It offers a wild array of peppery garrigue, herbes...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Appellation Chateauneuf du Pape
Vintage 2018
Size 1.5L
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

Introducing the exquisite 2018 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Laurence, a red wine that captures the essence of the Southern Rhone region in France. With its proprietary blend, this wine showcases the artistry and expertise of Domaine du Pegau, a renowned producer known for their exceptional quality wines.

In the glass, this red beauty displays a deep, garnet color that hints at its complexity and maturity. The nose is a sensory delight, offering a wild array of aromas that dance and intertwine. Notes of peppery garrigue, herbes de Provence, and saddle leather take center stage, while hints of spices add a touch of intrigue. It is a bouquet that instantly transports you to the sun-drenched vineyards of Chateauneuf du Pape.

On the palate, the 2018 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Laurence reveals itself as a medium to full-bodied wine with a rich and mouth-filling texture. The flavors mirror the aromas, with ripe blackberry, raspberry jam, and black cherry taking the spotlight. This opulent and sensual wine is further enhanced by subtle hints of garrigue, white pepper, and crushed rocks, adding layers of complexity and depth.

With an alcohol content of 14.5%, this wine offers a perfect balance of power and elegance. The chewy tannins provide structure and promise excellent aging potential, although it is also expected to shine right out of the gate. The finish is long-lasting, leaving a lasting impression on the palate.

Renowned wine critic Jeb Dunnuck scored this wine an impressive 94 points, describing it as a classic expression of the cuvée. He highlights the richness and mouth-filling style, as well as the wild array of flavors and spices. Similarly, Vinous awarded it an outstanding 95 points, praising its opulence, concentration, and firm tannic structure.

Indulge in the remarkable 2018 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Laurence, a wine that embodies the essence of the Southern Rhone and showcases the mastery of Domaine du Pegau. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for future enjoyment, this wine is a true gem that will captivate wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike.