2018 Domaine Pegau Reservee (750ml)

Grenache from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France

2018 Domaine Pegau Reservee
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. One of the greatest Chateauneufs of the entire vintage, from my favorite lady of the region, at a price you'll not want to miss.


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.

92-95 points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Issue # 244 - Aug 2019)

Not yet bottled, the 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape Cuvée Réservée continues to show beautifully and is a soft, charming example of this cuvée that’s going to drink nicely right out of the gate. Loads of blackcurrants, peppery herbs, bloody meat, and violet notes emerge from the glass and it’s medium to full-bodied, has a seamless, elegant texture, ripe tannins, and a great finish. It reminds me of an improved 2014, and despite its upfront appeal, it’s going to evolve nicely for 15 years or more. This estate has a long track record of off vintages aging and drinking beautifully far longer than anyone would predict, and I’m sure the same will be the case with the 2018.

91-94 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Oct 2020)

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
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