|2010: 98 Points - Jeb Dunnock, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Looking at the 2010s and a brilliant vintage for Laurence, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape offers up classic Pegau aromas and flavors of ripe dark fruits, garrigue, cured meats, tobacco leaf, saddle leather and hints of game. Full-bodied and beautifully concentrated, it offers a seamless, layered profile on the palate with thrilling mid-palate depth, sweet, yet substantial tannin, and a blockbuster finish that stays fresh and beautifully focused. Quite polished by this estates standards, it nevertheless screams southern France and I doubt it's possible to have too much of this beauty in the cellar. It will absolutely thrill over the coming 2-3 decades. Drink 2016-2030."
2010: 97 Points - James Molesworth, Wine Spectator: "Intense, with the tarry, bittersweet cocoa-fueled grip of the vintage running through a well-endowed core of crushed plum, blackberry paste and braised fig. The muscular finish picks up notes of brick dust, pepper, warm chestnut leaf and smoldering charcoal. A throwback profile, with a hyperripe core of fruitóand it works. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and others. Best from 2015 through 2035."
2010: 96 Points - International Wine Report: "The 2011 Domaine du Pegau Châteauneuf-du-Pape 'Cuvée Réservée' is beautiful, with seductive aromas of ripe dark cherries and raspberry which are layered in roasted herbs, smoke, spices, tar, fresh lavender and stony minerals, even hints of chocolate begin to emerge with air. This has a pure silky texture that's shows nice structure and displays incredible balance and focus straight through the long velvety finish. Composed of about 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 4% Mourvèdre, and 6% other authorized varietals including Counoise, Cinsault, Vaccarèse, and others from vines averaging 60+ years in age. An incredible effort. (Best 2014-2024)"
2010: 96 Points - Josh Raynolds, Steve Tanzer's International Wine Cellars: "Deep ruby. An intensely perfumed bouquet evokes dried cherry, cassis, potpourri and smoked meat, with a spicy nuance adding vivacity. Rich but energetic on the palate, offering sweet dark fruit flavors and notes of candied lavender and anise. Chewy tannins add grip to a long, smoky and powerful finish, which leaves a bitter cherry note behind. Definitely built for the long haul; don't touch this wine for at least six or seven years."