2011 Domaine du Pégaü "Cuvée Laurence" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

SKU #1261916 95 points Wine Spectator

 *Collectibles* A solidly grippy, old-school version, with lots of brick dust, roasted chestnut and fresh tobacco leaf notes coating the core of steeped plum, raspberry and black cherry fruit. Offers a broad and woodsy feel through the finish, with singed cedar and juniper details pumping throughout, delivering ample flesh and fruit for balance. This has grip to burn and should cruise in the cellar. (JM)  (2/2016)

93 points Vinous

 Bright ruby-red. A highly perfumed and complex bouquet evokes mineral-accented dried cherries, raspberry liqueur, garrigue and potpourri. Sweet, seamless and penetrating, offering sappy red and dark berry and succulent herb flavors that deepen as the wine opens up. Shows excellent depth as well as vivacity and finishes very long and smoky; sneaky tannins add shape and closing grip. This wine is the same as the Cuvée Reservée but it gets an extra two years in foudres. (JR)  (4/2016)

K&L Notes

Cuvée Laurence is made from the same blend as the Cuvée Réservée and aged in old French oak for 32-36 months (instead of the 20-24 months for the Cuvée Réservée). It serves as an excellent example of the traditional extended elevage that used to be standard for Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Rhone

- Legendary wine-producing region in southeast France. Stereotypically speaking, Rhone wines are high in alcohol, and the majority produced is red. The northern Rhone is best known for outstanding 100% Syrah wines from areas such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage, as well as for fabulous white wines from Condrieu (where Viognier is king). In the southern Rhone, look for spicy, full-bodied wines that are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and other varietals coming from appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, or Rasteau. Wines labeled as Cote du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Village (a cut above generic Cotes du Rhone) are frequently found here in the US because they often represent some of the best values on the market. View our bestselling Rhone Valley wines.
Specific Appellation:

Chateauneuf du Pape