2017 Domaine Pegau Reservee (750ml)

Grenache from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France

B-21 Top Recommendation
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I've worked directly with the brilliantly traditional Chateauneufs and other assorted Rhones from the estate of Laurence Feraud almost as long as I have with Beaucastel. Hers being one of the first I introduced to eager Rhone enthusiasts decades back, we've built a long-lasting relationship which spans dozens upon dozens of vintages. So when I describe her singular, truly unique cuvee of Chateauneuf known appropriately as Cuvee Reservee, one of the most consistent bottlings in the region, you can take that to the bank.


The 2017 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Réservée hits the standard assemblage: 80% Grenache, 6% Syrah, 4% Mourvèdre and 10% "others." Still in cask at the time of my visit, it has expressive floral and garrigue notes, plus hints of star anise layered over a base of black cherries. Full-bodied, deep and rich, this looks like a vintage to set aside for a while, with at least 15 years of longevity ahead of it.

94-96 points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Issue # 244 - Aug 2019)

Not yet bottled, the 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape Cuvée Réservée is a normal blend of 80% Grenache, 6% Syrah, 4% Mourvèdre, and the rest assorted varieties (not destemmed), brought up all in foudre and old barrels. It has classic Pégau notes of ground pepper, earth, meat, truffle, and blackcurrants as well as medium to full body, good density, building tannins, and a great finish. Laurence compared this vintage to 2005, but I think this 2017 has more density and flesh. It’s a beautiful, classic Pégau that reminds me a slightly toned down 2009.

94-96 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Aug 2019)

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

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