2015 Domaine du Pégaü "Cuvée da Capo" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (1.5L) 3-Pack in OWC (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1411082 98 points Jeb Dunnuck

 The tiny production 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Da Capo is a powerhouse and unquestionably one of the top wines in the vintage. Compared to the 2010 by Laurence, it offers a stacked, full-bodied, incredibly concentrated feel as well as a blockbuster bouquet of blackcurrants, tapenade, cured meats, garrigue, and assorted Provençal street market-like aromas and flavors. It doesn’t have the sheer volume or flamboyant character of the 2016 (which I think is a better wine) but is deep, straight, and as classic as it gets. Hide bottles for 3-4 years, count yourself lucky, and enjoy them over the following 2-3 decades. 98+  (8/2018)

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 As I reported last year, the 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee da Capo is impressive. While it's less flamboyantly aromatic than the Cuvée Réservée, it's more powerful and concentrated. Full-bodied and rich, it's loaded with potent raspberry fruit and silky tannins and boasts a finish that won't stop. Hints of roasted meat, lavender and thyme add complexity to the waves of fruit, which wash gently across the palate, exhibiting a lovely soft touch. (JC)  (8/2018)

97 points Decanter

 All 13 varieties have been used from lieux-dits La Crau, Les Escondudes and Mont Pertuis, with no destemming. There's some complexity and interest on the nose already, with aromas of violets, blueberries, raspberries and a touch of tobacco leaf. The wine is medium to full-bodied, but without any heaviness, with sublime freshness and piercing acidity. This has real life, and a lightness of touch which delivers real drinkability. Very fine, abundant ripe tannins work like a lattice through the fruit. The fairly raised levels of alcohol don't give a sense of imbalance in the wine, and it finishes on a lifted note. The best Da Capo in a long time. Real elegance. (MW)  (10/2017)

97 points Wine & Spirits

 Laurence Féraud joined her father, Paul Féraud, in the family winery in 1987, helping him shift the focus from selling juice to bottling their own wines. Today, the estate is one of the region’s top names, farming nearly 52 acres spread throughout Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Da Capo is the estate’s top bottling, produced only in years the duo agrees are exceptional, and focused on the fruit of their oldest vines, some of which date to 1905. All of Châteauneuf’s 13 grape varieties are represented in the blend, fermented with their stems and ambient yeasts in cement tanks; the wine then rested for two years in old oak casks. One whiff of this 2015 might transport you directly to a sunny day in the southern Rhône, with its fresh, herbal breeziness and lush, ripe fruit tones. But it’s the way those scents and flavors array on the palate that’s exceptional, with a precision that brings to mind the clean lines and harmonic colors of an English garden. It feels well cultivated instead of worked, the flavors transparent, layered, held aloft by a fine-boned structure that keeps the wine vibrant for days after opening. Delicious now, this should age well for the next 20 years.  (10/2018)

97 points Wine Enthusiast

 Made only in exceptional vintages, the Cuvée da Capo is a powerful, deeply nuanced wine pulsating with fruit and earth complexities. Black-cherry and red-plum flavors are alluring and ripe yet tinged by veins of moss, smoke and fur. It's soft and silky on the palate yet composed. The finish is long and lifted. Gorgeous already it will improve through 2030 and hold further. *Editors' Choice* (AI)  (11/2018)

95-97 points Vinous

 Saturated ruby. Highly perfumed aromas of ripe dark berries, incense and garrigue , accented by a sexy Asian spice nuance in the background. Plush, seamless and alluringly sweet, offering intense black raspberry, cherry liqueur and floral pastille flavors that reach every corner of the palate. Smooth, seamless and deeply concentrated but lively as well; velvety tannins add shape to an extremely long, spice- and mineral-accented finish. The interplay of richness and vivacity here is awfully impressive. (JR)  (3/2017)

96 points Wine Spectator

 Juicy and focused, with a dense core of cherry paste, kirsch and plum preserve flavors supported by fresh acidity and racy tannins. Loads of bay leaf, garrigue and warm stone notes score the finish, where additional waves of fruit kick in, adding length and depth. (JM)  (6/2018)

K&L Notes

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Additional Information:

Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
Sub-Region:

Rhone

- Legendary wine-producing region in southeast France. Stereotypically speaking, Rhone wines are high in alcohol, and the majority produced is red. The northern Rhone is best known for outstanding 100% Syrah wines from areas such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage, as well as for fabulous white wines from Condrieu (where Viognier is king). In the southern Rhone, look for spicy, full-bodied wines that are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and other varietals coming from appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, or Rasteau. Wines labeled as Cote du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Village (a cut above generic Cotes du Rhone) are frequently found here in the US because they often represent some of the best values on the market.
Specific Appellation:

Chateauneuf du Pape