• Pegau Cuvee Reservee Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016 95-97

    Pegau Cuvee Reservee Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016

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    95-97pts Jeb Dunnuck

    96pts Wine Spectator

    Jeb Dunnuck:  "A wine that’s going to rival or surpass the 2015, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée shows the quality of this awesome vintage with its deep, powerful, concentrated style.  While Laurence says her 2015s remind her of her 2010s, I find a certain 2010-like purity in this wine as well as killer notes of black raspberries, blueberries, garrigue, and pepper.  Possessing both power and finesse, full body, sweet tannins, and a great finish, don’t miss this beauty."  Aug 2018

    Wine Spectator:  "A singed chestnut accent leads off here, followed by a sappy core of steeped cherry, raspberry and plum fruit, infused liberally with tobacco, brick dust and garrigue notes. Reveals a brawny edge, but there’s ample fruit in the end. A rock-solid old-school style that should cruise in the cellar. Best from 2021 through 2040." May, 2019

    Winery:  "The bunches of grapes are carefully hand-picked and there is a strict selection of grapes from the picking basket, tractor and tank.  No de-stemming takes place and the blend of 13 grape varieties are gently crushed before fermentation takes place for ten days in a cement vat.  No yeasts are added and there is no temperature control in this natural process.  After pressing, the wine is aged for 2 years in selected large oak old barrels.

    Nose:  Black ripe fruits like morello cherries and raspberries, juniper berries, black pepper and garrigue.  After several years aging, the aromas will be characterized by plums, dried stone fruits, leather, fur and sandalwood.   

    Mouth:  Round, rich and powerful with soft tannins.  With time it will evolve into a complex and spicy wine."   

    Bottle
    750ml                                           
    Varietal Red Rhone blend (80% Grenache)
    Alcohol 
    14%
    Aging 2 years in oak barrels                                                  
    Region Chāteauneuf-du-Pape, France