Pegau Domaine du Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee da Capo Proprietary Blend Wine 2010

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

No Cuvee da Capo was made in 2009 but the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee da Capo is composed of 80-85% Grenache and the rest a field blend of the other permitted varietals (Syrah Mourvedre Muscardin Terret Noir Counoise Vaccarese etc.). It is fashionable to compare the newest Capo with a previous vintage and for me the 2010 resembles 2007 more than their 2003 2000 or 1998. The stunningly rich 2010 has close to 16% natural alcohol and will be bottled after spending 18 months in old wood foudres. Notions of ripe figs kirsch liqueur cedar Christmas fruitcake smoked meats charcuterie and beef blood are present in this staggeringly complex rich full-throttle massive intense wine. Drink it over the next 20-30 years. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.

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Domaine du Pegau:
The story behind the Domaine de Pegau begins in the late 17th century with our ancestors farming a few small fields of vines bordered with olive and cherry trees. The revenue from the cherries sold in the local provençal markets covered the costs of working the vineyards. The olives and their golden oil were for family consumption, whilst the grapes went into producing the already famous red wi... Read more
The story behind the Domaine de Pegau begins in the late 17th century with our ancestors farming a few small fields of vines bordered with olive and cherry trees. The revenue from the cherries sold in the local provençal markets covered the costs of working the vineyards. The olives and their golden oil were for family consumption, whilst the grapes went into producing the already famous red wine of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. The grape picking was family work which took place in an ambience of light-heartedness and fun but with a respect for quality and even then a vigerous selection of the best grapes. At the end of the row the horse waited patiently for the moment when he felt the wooden paniers gorged with grapes weighing down his cart. Once at the winery the grapes were liahtlv Dressed to break the skins - foulé, (the word means literally press by stepping on), the whole bunches were put in trie vats and then the wine-making took place over a period of 15 days. Times have changed, but this traditional style of wine-making is continued today at the Domaine de Pegau. Read less

External Reviews for Pegau Domaine du Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee da Capo Proprietary Blend Wine

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

No Cuvee da Capo was made in 2009 but the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee da Capo is composed of 80-85% Grenache and the rest a field blend of the other permitted varietals (Syrah Mourvedre Muscardin Terret Noir Counoise Vaccarese etc.). It is fashionable to compare the newest Capo with a previous vintage and for me the 2010 resembles 2007 more than their 2003 2000 or 1998. The stunningly rich 2010 has close to 16% natural alcohol and will be bottled after spending 18 months in old wood foudres. Notions of ripe figs kirsch liqueur cedar Christmas fruitcake smoked meats charcuterie and beef blood are present in this staggeringly complex rich full-throttle massive intense wine. Drink it over the next 20-30 years. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/21/2014

Still in foudre the 2010 Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée da Capo is monumental stuff and I think possibly the greatest Cuvée da Capo produced to date. Showing off the chart levels of concentration and richness with jaw-dropping aromatics of roasted meats spice licorice liquid mineral and incredibly pure blackberry and assorted dark fruits it hits the palate with a gorgeously pure full-bodied and powerful texture that just keeps on giving. Nothing is out of place the fruit is perfectly ripe and it has thrilling purity and depth. The amount of tannin here would give me pause if it was not for all of the depth and richness through the middle. This legend in the making will need a full decade or more of cellaring yet will age and drink well for 2 decades or more after that. If you can afford it do not miss it. Rhone Report The.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

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


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Still in foudre the 2010 Domaine du P


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Inky purple. Heady explosive aromas of black raspberry and blueberry preserves garrigue and incense with smoky mineral and anise accents. Lush and palate-coating offering deeply concentrated black and blue fruit flavors that are enlivened by juicy acidity. Ridiculously rich but animated wine with excellent finishing thrust and lingering spiciness. This wine had still not been bottled when I tasted it in mid-November. Stephen Tanzers IWC.



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