A couple of Chateauneuf-du-Papes - Printable Version

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- brappy - 07-14-2007 01:34 AM

These wines were opened about 6 hours ago. Both are out of magnums. Neither have been decanted.

Chateau La nerthe '98 Cuvee Des Cadettes

Nose of red fruit with a touch of both blue fruit and uncooked pork fat, but just a touch of each. The wine is big on the palate; very mouthfilling. Lots of red fruit; still has a touch of blueberry and a touch of something like rainy earth. Great acidity and a lengthy finish.

Domaine Pagau '00, Cuvee da Capo

The nose on this has much more blue fruit, a bit of bacon grease, and small amounts of red fruit. Great earthy tones on the palate blended with red and blue fruit. Great mouthfeel; near perfect acid balance. The tannins need a few more years to soften, but this wine has 15 - 20+ years ahead of it. Unbelievable concentration of fruit. Just a great wine.

- brappy - 07-14-2007 02:08 AM

As I keep drinking these, I really can't tell which one I like better. At first, I thought it was obvious, the Pegau. And maybe at first, it was better. Now, I can't tell. Both different and great at the same time.

It must be time for bed...

- Bucko - 07-14-2007 02:40 PM

Both are lovely wines. I give the nod to the Pegau.

- TheEngineer - 07-16-2007 11:24 PM

Two mags in one night?!?!?!

Wow..the lengths that you go to to study the wines!! [img][/img]

- Kcwhippet - 07-17-2007 06:25 AM

Such dedication I've only seen from Winoweenie before. Way to go, Mark!!

- winoweenie - 07-17-2007 09:01 AM

My kinda' party. Brappy-poo, Did anyone else bring their own? WW

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- brappy - 07-18-2007 01:09 AM

Yep, tough life, but someone has to do it....