2018 Domaine Pegau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée (750ml) Pre-Arrival

2018 Domaine Pegau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée (750ml) Pre-Arrival

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"When it comes to traditional Châteauneuf du Pape, no one does it better than Domaine du Pégaü’s Laurence and her father, Paul Feraud. This estate refuses to make any concession to modern winemaking techniques and the wines are absolutely loaded with Provençal notes and characters...As I’ve said in the past, it’s almost impossible to have too much Pégaü in the cellar!" - Jeb Dunnuck

"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. Drinking Window 2026 - 2037." 96 points - Matt Walls (Decanter, Feb. 2021)

"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, Aug. 2019)