2016 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Reservee Rhone France

$99.99 USD $105.99 USD

Every year that I've tried the 2016 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Réservée, I've liked it better than the year before, so I've gone ahead and peremptorily added the + sign to this year's rating. Black cherries and licorice pick up a hint of chocolate in this full-bodied, rich, velvety wine that should evolve nicely for at least 12-15 years.

95 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Inflections of violet and rose petal mingle into crushed earth and dried mushroom in this deeply complex red. Blackcherry and black-currant flavors are profoundly ripe but muted by shades of leather, fur and garrigue. A nuanced, deeply satisfying wine, it offers both concentrated ripeness and old-world restraint.

97 Points Wine Enthusiast