2019 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reserve
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2019 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reserve

Chateauneuf du Pape, Southern Rhone, FRANCE
$119. 99
$1439.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 10 Years (2022-2032)
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Cork

Domaine du Pegau Reserve is produced from 85% Grenache, 9% Syrah and 4% Mourvedre, Counoise and other varieties. The grapes are not destemmed, and the natural yeast fermentation is completed in traditional, cement vats before ageing an average of 24 months in old foudres.

Rich, chewy and complex.

Dense pitch black core with a deep dark red black tinged hue. Pronounced black raspberry, black cherry and liquorice aromas laced with a mixture of blackpepper and scorched earth sail from the glass. Also evident are complexing notes of dried meat and subtle leather. Rich and full bodied the palate is layered with a powerful core of opulent black cherry and liquorice fruit. Imparting a muscular feel is a robust tannin structure with black raspberry, infusions of herbs du Provence, scorched earth, peppered dried meats and shades of new leather adding plenty of interest on the back half. Concludes very long, rich and rustic with a grippy feel.
Drink over the next 8-10 years.
Alc. 14.5%

Other Reviews….
The 2019 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Réservée looks set to rival the best examples of this bottling. Made up of approximately 80% Grenache, with 6% Syrah, 4% Mourvèdre and smaller amounts of other permitted varieties, it's impressively complex on the nose, with scents of black cherries, blackberries and black olives, plus mysterious wafts of violets and garrigue. Full-bodied, rich and concentrated, it finishes long and velvety, a sure-fire bet for cellaring. Drink 2025-2040.
95-97 points
Joe Czerwinski – Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate

This youthful Chateauneuf has a very complex nose of graphite, raw meat and lilies. With aeration the black-cherry note steadily grows in intensity. Bold, leathery and earthy palate with fine tannins that build steadily on at the extremely long and straight mineral finish. Drinkable now, but best from 2024.
95 points

The 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape Cuvée Réservée showed better this go-round than last year and has a complex, more classic style in its garrigue, pepper, sweet spice, and assorted red and black fruits. Nicely textured and medium to full-bodied, with ripe tannins, it's going to be a classic expression of this cuvée that readers will love.
93-95 points