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.
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.
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.