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Bettane & Dessauve

Vintage Capelane
Châteauneuf du Pape / Arnesque Estate / 2010

RED / 2014 TO 2021 : 16/20
« Superb deep color, good strawberry taste, ample,smooth & gourmet in mouth, a generous texture with good finesse, mature tannins, long lasting flavour which lingers on the tongue. »

Tasted by Markus Del Monego and Andreas Larsson

Cuvée Capelane
Domaine de L’Arnesque Châteauneuf du Pape / 2010

MDM 91
« Dark purple red with violet hue. Sweet fruit and mild spices in a rather restrained expression, almost elegant. On the palate clean and well structured with firm tannins, well balanced fruit and an almost crisp finish. »

AL 92
« Clean, sweet and ripe fruit on the nose without jaminess, fin spiciness on the palate and plenty of rich dark fruit – cherry, cassis, blackberry and freshly fround pepper, well balanced tannins add structure, very juicy and long finish, plenty of character, very well made. Moyenne 91,5. »

Issue 13, September 2012

Cuvée Capelane
Domaine de L’Arnesque Châteauneuf du Pape / 2010

« Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape) A blend of 80% Grenache and even parts Syrah and Mourvedre that is aged for a year in very old foudre, the 2010 Domaine de L’Arnesque Châteauneuf-du-Pape Capelane is a concentrated and balanced 2010 that has fresh, slightly backward aromas of black raspberry, bing cherry, spice-cabinet, and licorice that are grounded by copious smoked earth and rocky, mineral qualities. This medium to full-bodied wine is impressive on the palate as well and showe beautiful purity, notable balance, and enough ripe tannin to warrant short term cellaring. It is and outstanding effort that should drink well for over a decade. (90+ pts.) »

Josh Raynolds

Février 2012

Cuvée Capelane
Domaine de L’Arnesque Châteauneuf du Pape / 2010

« 2010 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Capelane Bright purple. Youthfully primary aromas and flavors of red and dark berry skin, with spice and floral nuances adding complexity. Juicy palate-staining and refreshingly bitter, with strong finishing bite and good clarity. Here’s another wine that showcases the attributes of the 2010 vintage. 89-91 »

Jancis Robinson & Julia Harding MW

20 Dec 2011

Cuvée Capelane
Domaine de L’Arnesque Châteauneuf du Pape / 2010

« Arnesque, 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre, 100% spends 18 months in foudre.

Dark crimson. Very juicy and explosive fruit. A bit tight on the end. where’s the fruit on the palate ? Drying finish. 14,5%. 16/20 »