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Domaine Du Pegau Cuvee Reservee 2016 (1.5L)

$138.49
SKU:
DMPEGAUAB6M
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Vintage:
2016
Format:
1.5L
Appellation:
Chateauneuf Du Pape
Region:
Southern Rhone
Stock Status:
In Stock

Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions

98 JD / 96 WS / 95+ WA

#20 Jeb Dunnuck’s Top 100 Wines of 2020

Reminding me of a fresher version of the 2003, the 2016 Chateauneuf Du Pape Cuvée Reservée is another magical wine from Laurence Feraud that could come from nowhere else. I still remember tasting (and loving) this beauty from barrel. It doesn’t quite have the sheer over-the-top decadence of the 2003, but it does have more elegance, while not giving up an inch with regard to texture and opulence. Dark ruby/plum-hued with a monster display of Provençal goodness in its garrigue, lavender, violets, kirsch, plums, and Asian spices, this full-throttle, ripe, sexy Châteauneuf du Pape has silky tannins, flawless balance, and a heavenly texture. It’s going to benefit from 2-4 years of bottle age and drink well for at least 20-25 years. - Jeb Dunnuck

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. - James Molesworth, Wine Spectator

Every year that I've tried the 2016 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Réservée, I've liked it better than the year before, so I've gone ahead and peremptorily added the + sign to this year's rating. Black cherries and licorice pick up a hint of chocolate in this full-bodied, rich, velvety wine that should evolve nicely for at least 12-15 years.- Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate

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