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2007 Pegau CDP Cuvee de Capo - 3L

100
RP

Product ID: 41656-3-AI
Availability: Out of Stock
Vintage: 2007
Format: 3L
Color: Red
Country: France
Producer: Pegau
Rating: 100 RP
Region: Rhone
Type of Wine: Chateauneuf du Pape
Varietal: Proprietary Blend

Description: The 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee da Capo (the first made since 2003) is a whopper! Slightly less potent alcohol-wise than the 1998 or 2003, Laurence Feraud compares it to the 2000. With just under 16% natural alcohol, it exhibits a dense purple color along with a big, sweet kiss of charcoal, grilled steaks, beef blood, plums, blackberries, smoked herbs, kirsch, and black currants, fabulous concentration, enormous body, and a finish that lasts over a minute. There is a freshness and vibrancy because of the vintage's crisp acid levels, and the wine should age well for 30+ years. It reminded me more of the 1998 at a similar stage than the 2000, but that's splitting hairs given the quality level of this offering. Normally there are 500-600 cases produced, most of it being available through the grey market rather than through any authorized importers...

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