Robert Parker 96-98P
The flagship cuvée, which isn’t made in every vintage (when the Cuvee da Capo isn’t produced, Laurence normally releases a Cuvee Laurence), the 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée da Capo is primarily Grenache, with 4% Mourvèdre, and the rest and assortment of varieties. It comes all from la Crau (a few different parcels), isn’t destemmed and there’s only a single foudre ever made in a vintage. Easily one of the wines of the vintage, it sports a deep, opaque purple color as well as thick, concentrated, unctuous notes of black cherries, caramelized meats, liquid smoke, pepper and charcuterie. Full-bodied and beautifully concentrated on the palate, with masses of sweet tannin, it reminds me of a slightly toned down 1998 as opposed to the more opulent 2000, 2003 or 2007.
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When it comes to traditional Châteauneuf du Pape, no one does it better than Domaine du Pégaü’s Laurence and her father Paul Feraud. This estate refuses to make any concession to modern winemaking techniques and the wines are absolutely loaded with Provençal notes and characters. In addition to the estate’s Domaine du Pégaü releases, Laurence is also involved in a bevy of other projects, including her newly purchased Chateau Pégaü estate, which is located along the Rhône River, close to the village of Sorgues, and her Selection Laurence Feraud releases from throughout the Southern Rhône. These invariably show classic, traditional characters and are almost always good values. As I’ve said in the past, it’s almost impossible to have too much Pégaü in the cellar!