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2003 Domaine du Pégau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée da Capo

Red Rhone Blend

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
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Community Tasting Notes 77

  • King Julien wrote: 98 points

    December 26, 2021 - Decanted 3 hours. Outstanding nose and palate, evolving over a couple hours until gone.

  • Wim de Leeuw Likes this wine: 95 points

    December 3, 2021 - Kleur: Fluwerlig oranjebruin. Aroma / bouquet: Herken je dat? Dat je een fles wijn opent en je vervolgens om je heen kijkt waar die sterkte, aangename geur vandaan komt? Om je daarna te realiseren dat het het explosieve bouquet van de fles die je zojuist opende. Dat dus. In eerste instantie subtiel tertiair met tonen van maggi en - heel subtiel - Madeira. Daarna kruidkoek, cacao en kersenbrandewijn. Het laatste als gevolg van maar liefst 15,5% alcohol, met dank aan het jaar 2003, het jaar van de extreme hittegolf in Europa en dus ook in Frankrijk. Smaak / Afdronk: Boterzacht, zachte zuurgraad en, bij de eerste indruk, de in 2010 krachtige tannines zijn inmiddels boterzachte tannines. Serieuze vulling en concentratie, geweldigmooi aromatisch. Fantastisch lange afdronk maar met een net iets te drogende en net iets te branderige finale voor de volmaakte score die Parker wel toekent. Algemeen / potentieel: Ik volgde mijn eerste wijnopleiding in het jaar 2005/2006 en proefde daarom veel wijnen uit het hittegolfjaar 2003, gekenmerkt door een gebrek aan zuren en tannines en een overdosis alcohol. Pas veel later ging ik de 'fenolische onrijpheid' herkennen. Doordat de druiven tè vroeg werden geoogst, waren de pitjes maar ten dele rijp. En dit uit zich vooral in oudere wijnen in een wat bittere en drogende afdronk. Ook in deze, overigens in andere opzichten briljante, Ch9dP. 50 + Kleur: 3 + Aroma / bouquet: 14 + Smaak / Afdronk: 19 + Algemeen / potentieel: 9 = 95/100

    Colour: Velvety orange-brown. Aroma / bouquet: Do you recognize that? That you open a bottle of wine and then look around you where that strong, pleasant smell comes from? Then you realize it's the explosive bouquet of the bottle you just opened. So that. Subtly tertiary at first with notes of maggi and - very subtly - Madeira. Then gingerbread, cocoa and cherry brandy. The latter as a result of no less than 15.5% alcohol, thanks to the year 2003, the year of the extreme heat wave in Europe and therefore also in France. Taste / Aftertaste: Buttery soft, soft acidity and At first impression, the powerful tannins in 2010 are now buttery soft tannins. Serious filling and concentration, wonderfully aromatic. Fantastically long aftertaste, but with a final that is just a bit too drying and a bit too burning for the perfect score that Parker does award. General / potential: I followed my first wine training in the year 2005/2006 and therefore tasted many wines from the heat wave year 2003, characterized by a lack of acids and tannins and an overdose of alcohol. It was not until much later that I came to recognize the 'phenolic immaturity'. Because the grapes were harvested too early, the seeds were only partially ripe. And this is especially apparent in older wines in a somewhat bitter and drying aftertaste. Also in this, incidentally brilliant in other respects, Ch9dP. 50 + Colour: 3 + Aroma / Bouquet: 14 + Taste / Aftertaste: 19 + General / Potential: 9 = 95/100

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  • D'Yquembe Mutumbo wrote: 96 points

    August 2, 2021 - The clear and definitive highlight of our trip to Napa was, ironically, a well aged CdP. First Capo I have ever had and this was just fantastic; so concentrated, so complex with all of the garrigue, kirsch, dark cherries and minerals that you love about the best CdPs in spades. We drank this bottle way too fast, but it was hard to put your glass down tbh. Lovely experience.

  • Bullethead Likes this wine: 97 points

    June 9, 2021 - Cdp at its best. The ripe fruit on nose and silky palate are to die for. Still potential to develop. At the start of secondary stage

  • Richard Henriksson Likes this wine: 94 points

    December 11, 2020 - Dark ruby with a brown rim. Raisins on the nose. Add spices and faiding fruit on the palate. Boozy feel. Doesn’t sound good, does it? Haha, but it manages to win me over somehow. Maybe because the 07 is my greatest wine experience yet. Drank that with my mother in law (not a wine drinker) so figured popping this for her retirement today was appropriate. If you have an excuse don’t hesitate to follow suit. At or past peak judging from my bottle.

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Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    Hong Kong Diaries, 10/4/2009

    (Pegau Chateauneuf Cuvee du Capo) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Bonus Reviews, 7/11/2008 (link)

    (Domaine du Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée da Capo) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Josh Raynolds
    January/February 2006, IWC Issue #124 (link)

    (Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Da Capo) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    10/12/2007 (link) 95 points

    (Domaine du Pégau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée da Capo) Fig, chocolate and boysenberry nose; tasty boysenberry, bright cherry and black cherry palate, with depth and concentration; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • Type Red
  • Producer Domaine du Pégau
  • Varietal Red Rhone Blend
  • Designation Cuvée da Capo
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Southern Rhône
  • Appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • UPC Code 097871005289

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 31 (2%)
  • In Cellars 989 (61%)
  • Consumed 593 (37%)

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