2010 Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée da Capo Domaine du Pégaü, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
|Producer||Domaine du Pégaü|
|Grape Variety||Red Rhône Blend|
|Packaging||Original Wood Case|
|Duty Status||In Bond|
|Provenance||Purchased by Liquid Assets from a UK-based merchant; securely stored in a climate-controlled bonded facility|
100 Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate (October 2013)
Comprised of roughly 85% Grenache and the rest Syrah and other permitted varieties, aged all in foudre, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee da Capo is sheer perfection in a glass. Wine doesn’t get any better. Incredibly rich and concentrated, yet ethereal and even graceful, it boasts off-the-hook aromas of blackberry, licorice, spice-box, smoked meats and underbrush that continue to change and develop in the glass.
Massive and decadent on the palate, yet again, with no weight and a seamless texture, this brilliant effort needs a handful of years in the cellar and will live to see its 30th birthday in fine form. Drink 2016-2040.
95-96 Josh Raynolds, Vinous (January 2013)
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.