2016 Domaine Pegau Chateauneuf Du Pape Cuvee ReserveBlend from France
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- 98 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
98 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
Reminding me of a fresher version of the 2003, the 2016 Chateauneuf Du Pape Cuvée Reservée is another magical wine from Laurence Feraud that could come from nowhere else. I still remember tasting (and loving) this beauty from barrel. It doesn’t quite have the sheer over-the-top decadence of the 2003, but it does have more elegance, while not giving up an inch with regard to texture and opulence. Dark ruby/plum-hued with a monster display of Provençal goodness in its garrigue, lavender, violets, kirsch, plums, and Asian spices, this full-throttle, ripe, sexy Châteauneuf du Pape has silky tannins, flawless balance, and a heavenly texture. It’s going to benefit from 2-4 years of bottle age and drink well for at least 20-25 years.
|Sub-Region||Chateauneuf du Pape|
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|Varietal(s)||Grenache / Garnacha, Syrah , Mourvedre / Mataro / Monastrell / Garrut, Counoise, Cinsault|
|Taste||black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, currant, blueberry, strawberry, blackberry , violet , oak , smoke , toast , vanilla, violet, oak, smoke, toast, musk, plum, almond, dark berry and spice|
|Nose||vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, spice box, cedar, thyme , clove , cinnamon , black pepper , mint, thyme, clove, cinnamon, black pepper, game, tar, dust, plum, violet, almond, dark berry and spice|