Recently Rated Domaine du Pégaü Wines

Along with her regular red Cuvée Réservée, Laurence Féraud makes two higher-tier, smaller-production cuvées (though never in the same vintage) and a white from Châteauneuf-du-Pape under the Domaine du Pégaü name. She also makes other wines—including Châteauneuf, Gigondas, Côtes du Rhône and a vin de table blend of Pégaü fruit with other grapes—under the Sélection Laurence Féraud line. Here are recent ratings of her Pégaü Châteauneufs.

Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée da Capo 2010
Score: 98 points
Release Price: $500
Heady and loaded, but defined, with stunning depth and intensity to the pastis-soaked plum, blackberry and cherry fruit flavors, lined with brick dust, baker’s chocolate, espresso and smoldering tobacco. Long and tarry through the finish, but lush and alluring at the same time. A backdrop of chestnut and cedar adds even more range and character. A huge wine with amazing balance. Best from 2015 through 2035. 660 cases made.—James Molesworth
Region: Southern Rhône
Issue Date: Oct. 31, 2013

Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée 2011
Score: 93 points
Release Price: $74
This shows an enticing bay leaf note, with juicy blackberry and black currant fruit up front, followed by melted licorice and a tarry edge on the finish, underscored by a roasted alder accent. This has the friendly, racy fruit of the vintage, with some distinct character to boot. Best from 2014 through 2025. 6,500 cases made.—JM
Region: Southern Rhône
Issue Date: Nov. 30, 2013

Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Laurence 2008
Score: 92 points
Release Price: $134
Beefy, with lots of dark tobacco, roasted chestnut, bay leaf, brick dust and steeped black currant flavors rolled together and studded with hints of espresso and roasted apple wood. A mix of raisin and plum skin notes lends a lightly chewy edge to the finish. A solid example of the old-school style. Best from 2013 through 2023. 333 cases made.—JM
Region: Southern Rhône
Issue Date: Nov. 15, 2012

Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape White Cuvée Réservee 2011
Score: 89 points
Release Price: $73
Brisk, minerally style, with noticeable cut to the apple skin, star fruit, blanched almond and white peach notes. Stony, taut finish. Drink now through 2013. 334 cases made.—JM
Region: Southern Rhône
Issue Date: Web Only–2012