Domaine du Pegau "Cuvee da Capo" Chateauneuf du Pape 2016 (Rhone, France) - [JD 100] [RP 99] [WS 97] [AG 95-97]

Domaine du Pegau "Cuvee da Capo" Chateauneuf du Pape 2016
(Rhone, France) - [JD 100] [RP 99] [WS 97] [AG 95-97]


Regular price $600.00 Sale price $479.97 Save $120.03
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JD100 RP99 WS97 AG95
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Ratings & Reviews

100 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"I was also able to taste the 2016 Chateauneuf Du Pape Cuvee Da Capo, which comes mostly from older vines in the La Crau lieu-dit and spends an additional year in a large foudre. The 2016 vintage was truly magical for the region, and this Cuvee Da Capo is unquestionably one of the finest vintages for this cuvee ever made, in the same league as, if not surpassing, the 1998, 2003, 2007, and 2010. Sensational notes of cured meats, creme de cassis, crushed violets, ground pepper, tapenade, truffle, and sweet herbes de Provence all soar from the glass and it hits the palate with a massive, full-bodied style that stays seamless, weightless, and as pure as they come. Traditional, classic Chateauneuf Du Pape doesn't get better. I hate to be the guy who throws out the "best to date" line very often, but this is truly magical stuff." - Jeb Dunnuck (8/16/2019)

99 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"As impressive as the Cuvee Reservae is, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee da Capo brings an extra level of intensity. Turn that volume up to 11 or even 12. Waves of black cherries, plums and chocolate wash across the full-bodied, velvety palate, lingering nearly forever on the finish. As big and bold as it is, it remains breathtakingly elegant and fine. It should evolve gracefully through at least 2040." - Joe Czerwinski (30th Aug 2019)

97 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"This is richly fruited, with succulent plum, boysenberry and fig preserve flavors that are seamlessly layered and laced with warm anise, black tea and smoldering tobacco notes. The long finish features well-embedded chalky grip that gives this cut to match the lush fruit. A beauty. Grenache, Syrah and Mourvadre. Best from 2021 through 2040. 833 cases made." - JM (Issue Nov 15, 2019)

95-97 Points - Vinous:
"Opaque bright-rimmed ruby. Potent red fruit liqueur, incense and Moroccan spice aromas on the highly perfumed nose; a smoky mineral element provides lift. Sweet, concentrated and energetic in the mouth, offering intense raspberry liqueur and cherry cola flavors that pick up a smoky nuance with air. The penetrating, floral-dominated finish shows outstanding clarity and thrust, and harmonious tannins add framework and grip. " Josh Raynolds - (Jul 2018)