This is the classic, benchmark estate for traditionally made wines run by the talented, no-nonsense Laurence Feraud and her father Paul. One of the most in demand wines in the entire Rhone appellation, Pegau Cuvee da Capo is made from a blend of the estates oldest vines, mostly more than 100 years of age from the famed terroir called La Crau. The wine is vinified in cement vats and receives and additional aging in old, large wood vats for on average between 24 to 26 months. It is a testimony to the complexity that wines in the southern Rhone can achieve and only produced in the best vintages, so far in 1998, 2000, 2003, 2007 and 2010. They have received a perfect scores from Robert Parker on each release. To achieve such a monumental wine it requires a ruthless selection process and therefore the Cuvee da Capo is only produced in tiny quantities, approximately 500 cases in each vintage.
We have two pristine cases to offer of 2003 Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee da Capo, which are immediately appealing as they are offered well below market. The current best price offered on the market for an original case of 6 bottles is $3,230. Single bottles $475 ( $2,850 for a case of 6 equivalent.) The 1998 currently trades at $3500 upwards per case.
2003 Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee da Capo
(Only $442 per bottle)
2 Cases (6) OWC - $2,650 per case
1 Magnum - $ 950 per Magnum
"For the fourth time, the Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee da Capo has been produced, and for the fourth time, it has received a perfect score although I might back off the 2000's perfect score based on the fact that it seems to be more of an upper-ninety point wine than pure perfection these days. The 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee da Capo has distanced itself ever so slightly from the 2003 Cuvee Reservee. Before bottling and immediately after bottling, these two wines' differences were not as evident. At present the Capo reveals that extra level of flavor, power, complexity and richness. It is a big wine (16.1% alcohol - less than in the 1998, but more than in the 2000 and 2007) boasting a dark plum/garnet color as well as a stunning bouquet of aged beef intermixed with pepper, herbes de Provence, and steak au poivre. This unctuously textured, full-bodied Chateauneuf possesses enormous body, huge flavors and sweet, velvety tannins. Still youthful, it has not yet begun to close down, and I'm not sure it ever will given this unusual vintage. It is a modern day classic that should continue to provide provocative as well as compelling drinking for 20-30+ years." - 100 Pts. Robert Parker. October 2010.
"Totally perfect, absolutely prodigious showing of the 2003 Pégaü da Capo." -
100 Points Robert Parker Hedonist Gazette 2014
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