2010 Pegau Cuvee da Capo - "Bigger than Life Wine"

Posted by Ian McFadden

"Bigger than Life Wine"
2010 Pegau Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Cuvée da Capo

Pegau's da Capo is one of the greatest wines of the Rhone.

There's no way around it - da Capo is epic. Or, as Parker, writes, "Larger than life."

2010 marks the fifth release of Pegau's da Capo (other vintages were 98, 00, 03 and 07.) Each previous release has been judged numerically perfect, and all signs indicate that when 2010 gets tasted in bottle it will join them.

Now, we are not fond of scores, we never quote them in our offers, but this particular history alludes to the fact that da Capo is dead serious, world-class wine.

Achieving wine at this level and consistency requires many things, but above all it requires a ruthless selection process. As such da Capo is produced in tiny quantities.

This rarity makes itself clear when the cost really shoots up after release. Both 2000 and 2003 da Capo start at $500 plus and go well beyond that. 98 starts at $600.

We're happy to offer a very small parcel of sharply priced 2010 Pegau da Capo.

Da Capo is a testimony to the colossal scale and multi-dimensional complexity that the Southern Rhone can achieve. In terms of complexity, grandeur and full-throttle palate presence, da Capo is without peer.

Da Capo is a wine that literally assaults the palate with its complexity - layers upon layers of dark red fruits, Provençal herbs, spice, smoke and roasted meat.

Pégau is an estate with impeccable consistency. However, 2010 is a special vintage here. What makes 2010 a standout for Pegau is power and concentration married to elegance, ripeness allied with brightness and agility.

2010 is a very special vintage in the Southern Rhone. Robert Parker captures this very well when he writes: "In fact, 2010's paradox is that I can’t remember a vintage so concentrated, powerful and rich that also has such zesty acidity."

Pegau's 2010 da Capo promises to be one of Southern Rhone's legendary wines. The monumental scale is animated by an energy that makes it all the more dynamic and complex.

Quantities are very limited.

To order, please email us at offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits