A deep purple, dark and dense color. Aromas of ripe black fruits like plum and blackberry, licorice and black pepper. The palate is focused, linear, deep and powerful, which shows great length with well integrated tannins.
100 Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Composed of roughly 85% Grenache and the rest Syrah and other permitted varieties, aged all in foudre, the 2010 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvee da Capo is sheer perfection in a glass. Wine doesn’t get any better. Incredibly rich and concentrated, yet ethereal and even graceful, it boasts off-the-hook aromas of blackberry, licorice, spice-box, smoked meats and underbrush that continue to change and develop in the glass. Massive and decadent on the palate, yet again, with no weight and a seamless texture, this brilliant effort needs a handful of years in the cellar and will live to see its 30th birthday in fine form. Drink 2016-2040.