2018 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
2018 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee
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DC 96
Decanter, February 2021
Grown on varied lieux-dits around the appellation on a mix of soils, this was fermented in concrete then aged for 24 months in foudre. All whole bunch, which is evidenced by the pleasantly stemmy aromatics. Very...   Grown on varied lieux-dits around the appellation on a mix of soils, this was fermented in concrete then aged for 24 months in foudre. All whole bunch, which is evidenced by the pleasantly stemmy aromatics. Very full-bodied and concentrated, savoury despite the oak, with bay leaf and thyme. Very tannic, quite hard on the palate in fact. It's well balanced despite the alcohol, thanks to its concentration and intensity. It's an outlying style due to its darkness, hardness and brooding character. It will be fantastic in time however. But wait. (Drink between 2026-2037)  
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2019
(92 - 95 points) The 2018 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Réservée is full-bodied but quite approachable and easy to drink, loaded with black cherries and plummy fruit and tinged with licorice. A blend of 80% Grenache, 6%...   (92 - 95 points) The 2018 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Réservée is full-bodied but quite approachable and easy to drink, loaded with black cherries and plummy fruit and tinged with licorice. A blend of 80% Grenache, 6% Syrah, 4% Mourvèdre and 10% other permitted varieties, it finishes long and silky.- JC  
JL 95
TheWineCellarInsider.com, October 2020
Earthy, robust, animalistic, meaty, fruity and fresh, this is already a delight. The ripe berries are accompanied by layers of herbs, pepper, spice and garrigue. Full-bodied with layers of ripe plums and cherries, the...   Earthy, robust, animalistic, meaty, fruity and fresh, this is already a delight. The ripe berries are accompanied by layers of herbs, pepper, spice and garrigue. Full-bodied with layers of ripe plums and cherries, the wine is long, fresh and intense, with the ability to age and evolve for years. This is not a vintage that will require years of cellaring. Just a few years will add a lot to the wine. The wine is a blend of 80% Grenache and various other AOC allowed grape varieties. Because no Cuvee da Capo was produced in 2018, those grapes were added to flesh out the Reservee. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/wine-tasting-note/?vintage=2018&wine=Domaine%20du%20Pegau%20Chateauneuf-du-Pape%20Cuvee%20Reservee  
VN 95
Vinous, October 2021
Brilliant ruby. Smoky, mineral-tinged aromas of raspberry, cherry preserves, garrigue and exotic spices show excellent clarity and acquire a gamy nuance as the wine opens up. At once rich and energetic in character...   Brilliant ruby. Smoky, mineral-tinged aromas of raspberry, cherry preserves, garrigue and exotic spices show excellent clarity and acquire a gamy nuance as the wine opens up. At once rich and energetic in character, offering well-concentrated red berry, bitter cherry and spicecake flavors and a sweetening touch of candied lavender. Shows fine definition and finishes gently, spicy and impressively long, with repeating florality and steadily building tannins. -- Josh Raynolds  
W&S 92
Wine & Spirits, October 2021
Laurence Féraud blends this from parcels spread throughout Châteauneuf, encompassing myriad terroirs and grape varieties. Fermented with ambient yeasts in whole bunches without temperature control, the 2018 is a wild ride...   Laurence Féraud blends this from parcels spread throughout Châteauneuf, encompassing myriad terroirs and grape varieties. Fermented with ambient yeasts in whole bunches without temperature control, the 2018 is a wild ride right now: It’s alternately sweet, soft and charming, balancing its dark-cherry fruit with an herbal-floral complexity; it’s also seriously tannic, with a brooding earthiness. It takes several days to even out, suggesting that this is best left several years in the cellar before cracking open for osso buco.  
JD 91
jebdunnuck.com, November 2021
The 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape Cuvée Réservée is a total charmer and already impossible to resist. Lots of red and black fruits, ground pepper, saddle leather, and spicy, floral notes define the nose, and it’s medium to...   The 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape Cuvée Réservée is a total charmer and already impossible to resist. Lots of red and black fruits, ground pepper, saddle leather, and spicy, floral notes define the nose, and it’s medium to full-bodied, with a lush, round mouthfeel, beautiful elegance, and outstanding length. It doesn’t have the concentration or depth of a truly great Pégau, but it’s one heck of a great drink today. Enjoy bottles over the coming 10-15 years or so.  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Appellation Chateauneuf du Pape
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork