2016 Chateauneuf du Pape, Cuvee Reserve, Domaine Pegau (6 x Bottle)

France Rhone South Rhone

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.

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2016 Chateauneuf du Pape, Cuvee Reserve, Domaine Pegau (6 x Bottle)

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.

France Rhone South Rhone
Producer Domaine Pegau
Sub-Region South Rhone
Region Rhone
Country France
Grape Variety Southern Rhone Blend
Vintage 2016
Colour Red
Style Full, Dry, Powerful

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Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Still in foudres, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee is even more impressive than it was last year. It’s still firmly tannic, but the fruit seems to be growing in stature, adding volume and richness sufficient to round out the tannins. This full-bodied, concentrated wine offers hints of mocha and raspberries, but it seems a bit more monolithic than the 2015 at the moment.

93-95 Points / Drinking 2020 - 2035

By Joe Czerwinski / August 2018

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

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.

95+ Points / Drinking 2020 - 2035

By Joe Czerwinski / August 2019