Robert Parker 93-95P
The 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Réservée is beauty, and about as classic an expression of this estate as I can recall. Blackcurrants, peppery herbs, roasted meats and garrigue all emerge from this medium to full-bodied, balanced, nicely concentrated 2015 that has ripe tannin and a great finish. It’s not on par with the 2010, 2009 or 2003, but it should surpass the 2012 and have two decades or more of longevity.
Vivid ruby. An exotically perfumed bouquet evokes ripe raspberry, cherry and garrigue, while a suave floral element expands with air. Fleshy, seamless and broad on the palate, offering intense black raspberry and fruitcake flavors that are braced and lifted by a spine of juicy acidity. The floral note builds as the wine opens up and carries through the sweet, strikingly long finish, which leaves behind red fruit liqueur and licorice notes.
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When it comes to traditional Châteauneuf du Pape, no one does it better than Domaine du Pégaü’s Laurence and her father Paul Feraud. This estate refuses to make any concession to modern winemaking techniques and the wines are absolutely loaded with Provençal notes and characters. In addition to the estate’s Domaine du Pégaü releases, Laurence is also involved in a bevy of other projects, including her newly purchased Chateau Pégaü estate, which is located along the Rhône River, close to the village of Sorgues, and her Selection Laurence Feraud releases from throughout the Southern Rhône. These invariably show classic, traditional characters and are almost always good values. As I’ve said in the past, it’s almost impossible to have too much Pégaü in the cellar!