2000 Pegau, Domaine du Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee da Capo

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 100
  • WS 97
  • IWC 95

Reviews for 2000 Pegau, Domaine du Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee da Capo

WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2004
The 2000 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee da Capo is a monument to old vine Grenache as well as traditionally made Chateauneuf du Pape. Boasting a natural alcohol of 16% this wine which was bottled in spring 2003 because its... The 2000 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee da Capo is a monument to old vine Grenache as well as traditionally made Chateauneuf du Pape. Boasting a natural alcohol of 16% this wine which was bottled in spring 2003 because its fermentation was extremely slow has virtually everything you could ever want in a profound Chateauneuf du Pape. The color is inky/ruby/purple to the rim. The extraordinary nose reveals aromas of kirsch liqueur new saddle leather animal fur Provencal herbs spice box licorice and a salty sea breeze character. On the palate the wine is enormous with an unctuosity thickness and purity that must be tasted to be believed. Over 95% of this offering is old vine Grenache and the rest a field blend of ancient vines. Representing the essence of Chateauneuf du Pape it possesses so much concentration that it is easy to pose the question ... “where’s the tannin?” Analytically it has very high levels of tannin but the tannin is barely noticeable given the wine’s exaggerated wealth of richness and power. This is a modern day legend in the making and despite its precociousness and ease in smelling and consuming it will not hit its prime for another decade. It should last for 25-30 years and take its place among some of the greatest Chateauneuf du Papes ever made. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2030+
WS 97
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2005
Like staring down into a well. A seemingly bottomless glass full of dark currant chocolate-covered espresso bean roasted game fig compote iron and loam flavors all supported by iron-clad structure and riveting acidity... Like staring down into a well. A seemingly bottomless glass full of dark currant chocolate-covered espresso bean roasted game fig compote iron and loam flavors all supported by iron-clad structure and riveting acidity. Terrifically endowed with a deft sense of balance. Drink now through 2020. 500 cases made. (JM)
IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2003
...High-toned highly complex nose combines black raspberry blueberry currant animal fur chocolate and licorice plus a whiff of lime skin. Superripe dense and chewy with a solidity that goes beyond the "regular" release... ...High-toned highly complex nose combines black raspberry blueberry currant animal fur chocolate and licorice plus a whiff of lime skin. Superripe dense and chewy with a solidity that goes beyond the "regular" release. Deeply chocolatey slightly port-like flavors. Huge tannins coat the front teeth on the extremely long finish. Even richer than the classique but shows less evidence of alcoholic warmth...