2018 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee

Proprietary Blend - 750ML
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WE 97 DC 96 JL 95 WA 94 VN 93 WS 93 W&S 92 JD 91
WE 97

Wine Enthusiast, November 2022

The Cuvée Réservée is Pegau's crown jewel, a profoundly ripe yet deeply nuanced wine made from a Grenache-dominant blend of 13 regional red grape varieties. Vinified entirely in whole bunches and matured in large...
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...
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...
WA 94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2022

Don't discount the 2018 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Réservée based on overall perceptions of the vintage; Laurence Feraud claims it reminds her of the 2014, which savvy consumers will know was one of the appellation's...
VN 93

Vinous, June 2023

Aromas of dried rose petals, red and black cherry, exotic spices, iodine, leather and forest floor introduce Pegau's 2018 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée. It is a pale ruby-colored, full-bodied red which saw two years...
WS 93

Wine Spectator, February 2020

This has a creamy feel, with pretty pear, green plum, heather and honeysuckle notes, gilded with a subtle brioche hint through the finish. Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Roussanne and Bourboulenc. Drink now through 2021. 183...
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...
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...


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

The 2018 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee is an exceptional red wine that exemplifies the best qualities of the Southern Rhone region in France. This wine is a proprietary blend, carefully crafted by Domaine du Pegau, a renowned producer known for their commitment to quality and tradition.

In the glass, the wine displays a deep, ruby red color that is both enticing and elegant. The aromas that waft from the glass are captivating, with notes of violets, garrigue, cherries, and raspberries. These complex aromatics create a sensory experience that invites you to delve deeper into the wine.

On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, with a silky texture that coats the mouth. The tannins are present but ripe, adding structure and balance to the wine without overpowering it. As you savor each sip, flavors of red and black fruits emerge, accompanied by hints of ground pepper, saddle leather, and spicy floral notes. This combination of flavors creates a harmonious blend that is both captivating and satisfying.

The 2018 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee has received high praise from wine critics, further cementing its status as an exceptional wine. With a score of 94 from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate and 91 from Jeb Dunnuck, it is evident that this wine is a true standout in the vintage. Critics have noted its elegance, length, and outstanding balance.

This wine has the potential to age gracefully for a decade or more, allowing its flavors and aromas to develop and evolve over time. However, it is also a delightful wine to enjoy now, with its lush, round mouthfeel and beautiful elegance. Whether you choose to savor this wine today or cellar it for the future, the 2018 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee is sure to impress even the most discerning wine connoisseur.