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2000 Usseglio, Pierre Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Mon Aieul

  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA95
  • WA94
  • WS

Reviews

WA95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2003
The profound 2000 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Mon Aieul (85% Grenache and the rest equal parts Syrah, Mourvedre, and Cinsault) tips the scales at 15% alcohol. From an old vineyard and cropped at 15 hectoliters per... The profound 2000 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Mon Aieul (85% Grenache and the rest equal parts Syrah, Mourvedre, and Cinsault) tips the scales at 15% alcohol. From an old vineyard and cropped at 15 hectoliters per hectare, and aged only in foudre, it boasts a dense purple color in addition to an exquisite nose of violets, minerals, blueberries and blackberries. Pure and concentrated, but atypically tannic, it requires considerable aging as it is one of the vintage's more backward, broodingly powerful efforts. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2020.
WA94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2001
The spectacular, full-bodied (15.2% alcohol) 2000 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Mon Aieul (a blend of 95% Grenache and 5% Cinsault from 80-year old vines cropped at a microscopic 15-20 hectoliters per hectare) is... The spectacular, full-bodied (15.2% alcohol) 2000 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Mon Aieul (a blend of 95% Grenache and 5% Cinsault from 80-year old vines cropped at a microscopic 15-20 hectoliters per hectare) is breathtaking. A black/purple color is followed by an extraordinary nose of blueberry/blackberry liqueur intermixed with kirsch, minerals, and flower aromas. Extremely full-bodied, with a 45-second finish, this stunning, full-throttle Chateauneuf du Pape should age for 20-25 years.
WS
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 2002
Good finesse in this sleek, medium-bodied red. Black fruit, leather, game and smoke. Turns a bit chewy on the tannic finish. Bitter, dark chocolate flavors on the aftertaste. Best from 2004 through 2010. 665 cases made. (PM)

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