2012 Domaine du Pégau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée

Red Rhone Blend

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Drink between 2018 - 2028 (Edit)
CT92.7 226 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 181

  • stayhappy21 wrote: 92 points

    June 15, 2022 - Brought this to Tunglok's Lao Beijing for dinner with 2 of my ex-colleagues. We used to work closely in the same team. We had the spring rolls, Peking duck, roasted lamb, long beans, fried rice and mango sago.

    Decanted for an hour before consumption. Dark purple in colour with notes of ink, dark rich plums, blackberries, hints of black spices, cloves, dried herbs, with a fleshy body and well defined structure.

    What was impressive about this wine is that it doesn't flatter to deceive: a solid red that delivers fragrance on the nose, power on the palate and silky smoothness in the finish.

    Drinking wonderfully, deliciously now.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • WilD wrote: 93 points

    June 11, 2022 - Wonderfull Pegau nose. Herbs, blueberries, leathernotes. Great acidity.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • La Cave d'Argent Likes this wine: 94 points

    June 10, 2022 - Dinner at Restaurant Guy Savoy (Las Vegas, NV): Pégau's 2012 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée is a deep red/garnet, Grenache-dominant blend that offers a nice core of raspberry and dark plum fruit that is accented with Provençal herbs, black pepper, licorice, tobacco and baking spices. Full-bodied, freshly acidic, softly oaked and with well-integrated alcohol (listed as 14%), it is impressively dense on the mid-palate, has plentiful silky-textured tannins and a penetrating, lengthy finish. Purchased from a fine dining establishment's wine list, this was uncorked and gently poured directly from the bottle 1-3 hours thereafter. Give it an hour or two of air if possible. Drink now-2030.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • 87tellub Likes this wine: 92 points

    June 6, 2022 - Another excellent bottle of Pegau. I'm no expert on it, but not the best I've had, but even if it doesn't compete with the highs I've had with this Domaine it just delivers (again). Improved on day 2.

    Dark garnet. Nose is meaty with very savory minerality, oregano and thyme. Very nice texture, good weight, juicy and bursting into the finish with grilled sausauge, white pepper and juicy dark red plum.

    Update: even more delicous on night 2. Getting more of the Syrah in it.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Arch57 Likes this wine: 95 points

    May 10, 2022 - My last two bottles in 2018 and 2019 I scored 94 points. This last bottle bested both by a point as the extra cellar time brought out some extra appeal. It has been awhile that we’ve shared a nice bottle after we both had Covid in mid-April. Fully vaccinated and boosted but it still sucks and messes up your sinuses such that wine is not desirable.
    Decanted this for a couple of hours but that old world Pegau funk was evident on pouring into the decanter. Wonderful nose of dried cherries and iron notes. Smooth silky tannins that give way to a long satisfying finish. Brilliant wine in every dimension. No more 2012’s in the cellar but a mixed case of other vintages to look forward to. Cheers!

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    5/19/2017 (link)

    (Dom du Pegau, Cuvée Réservée Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Josh Raynolds
    Châteauneuf du Pape: The Lively 2013s and Lush 2012s (Apr 2015), 2/1/2015 (link)

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    January/February 2014, IWC Issue #172 (link)

    (Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Reservee) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    11/19/2013 (link)

    (Dom du Pegau, Cuvée Reservée Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Richard Jennings
    6/18/2015 (link) 92 points

    (Domaine du Pégau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée) Black-tinged very dark red violet color; reduction, roasted red fruit, tobacco, light brett, licorice nose; tight, complex, tobacco, roasted berry, anise, tart black fruit palate with near medium acidity; needs 3-plus years; medium-plus finish (80% Grenache, 6% Syrah, 4% Mourvedre, 10% blend of other grapes) 92+ points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Domaine du Pégau
  • Varietal Red Rhone Blend
  • Designation Cuvée Réservée
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Southern Rhône
  • Appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • UPC Codes 091882451486, 097871001571, 3760229570162, 873922007439

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 136 (2%)
  • In Cellars 3,596 (63%)
  • Consumed 2,010 (35%)

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