domaine du pegau, chateauneuf-du-pape, cuvee reservee rouge 2012
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
94
WINE SPECTATOR
93

2012 domaine du pegau, chateauneuf-du-pape, cuvee reservee rouge

Why We're Buying

Cuvée Réservée Red is the flagship wine of Domaine du Pegau. It contains 13 different grapes varieties, with grenache making up 80% of the blend and syrah and mourvèdre accounting for another 10%. Give this Châteauneuf-du-Pape up to 20 years in the cellar for it to reveal its true character.

Critics Scores

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

One of my favorite wines, the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvee Réservée is a classic. Beautiful on the nose, with notions of ground pepper, wild herbs, minerality and smoked plum and dark fruit, it’s medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated and has plenty of tannin that comes through on the finish. Similar in style to a lighter-weight 2010, drink this beauty anytime over the coming 12-15 years.

WINE SPECTATOR
93

Wine Spectator

A dark, alluring style, with tobacco, chestnut and alder notes surrounding a core of blackberry, plum and cherry fruit. Lots of garrigue details line the finish. Best from 2016 through 2023.