1998 Domaine du Pégaü "Cuvée Reservée" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

SKU #996627 96 points Wine Spectator

 One of the riper, more exotic wines of the vintage, this gushes with black currant, fig and blackberry fruit, all of which has melded together and is starting to show a corrupt edge, while the sweet bacon, spice, mesquite and clove-studded blood orange notes fill out the background. The long, very juicy finish is multilayered and supported by fresh acidity. Drink now through 2027. (JM)  (9/2007)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 A classic version of this cuvee that's drinking at full maturity, the 1998 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee offers lots of bouquet garni, cured meats, orange blossom and garrigue to go with a killer core of sweet kirsch and blackberry-driven Grenache fruit. Balanced, full-bodied, seamless and sexy, it's doesn't get much more Pegau than this. Drink it anytime over the coming 5+ years. (JD)  (8/2015)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Saturated ruby. Liqueur-like kirsch and framboise aromas; superripe but not pruney. Very rich, deep flavors of sweet red fruits; still a bit youthfully aggressive but boasts terrific buffering volume. The strong but fine tannins reach the entire mouth. Has 2.4 grams per liter of residual sugar but does not come across as sugary, just ripe in a major way.  (2/2001)

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Chateauneuf du Pape