2012 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Cuvée Réservée, Domaine du Pégau

“As to the 2012s, while there will be no Cuvée da Capo in the vintage, the 2012 Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a beauty. Tasted out of multiple barrels (all of which rated between 94 and 97), it should be a classic Pégau with aromatics similar to the 2010, yet not quite as much depth or richness. Full-bodied and nicely concentrated, all of the samples showed the freshness of the vintage, with ample mid-palate depth, high quality tannin and loads of character. It should benefit from short-term cellaring and have 15-20 years of longevity."

Jeb Dunnuck, 94-96 points

Critic score
90/100
Pricing
Bottle
In stock
£52.40
Case, 6 Bottles
In stock
£314.40
1 bottle available from £50.96 per bottle
Bottle
From a client
1 available
£50.96

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    France
  • Maturity
    Ready 2016 - 2023
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    14%
2012 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Cuvée Réservée, Domaine du Pégau

TASTING NOTES

Bright ruby. Gamey nose. Sweet start and lots of pleasure here. Good lift and the excitement of herbs and spices. A real peacock’s tail of flavour on the end. Sweet and herbal. Still quite a bit of fine tannin.

Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com (June 2017)
17/20

As to the 2012s, while there will be no Cuvée da Capo in the vintage, the 2012 Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a beauty. Tasted out of multiple barrels (all of which rated between 94 and 97), it should be a classic Pégau with aromatics similar to the 2010, yet not quite as much depth or richness. Full-bodied and nicely concentrated, all of the samples showed the freshness of the vintage, with ample mid-palate depth, high quality tannin and loads of character. It should benefit from short-term cellaring and have 15-20 years of longevity.

Jeb Dunnuck
94—96/100