2007 Domaine Raymond Usseglio Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Imperiale

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 96
  • IWC 94
  • WS 92

Reviews for 2007 Domaine Raymond Usseglio Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Imperiale

WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2009
The blockbuster 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Imperiale (90% Grenache and 20% other authorized varietals) comes from a vineyard planted in 1902. Aged 80% in tank and 20% in small wood barrels it may be the finest wine I... The blockbuster 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Imperiale (90% Grenache and 20% other authorized varietals) comes from a vineyard planted in 1902. Aged 80% in tank and 20% in small wood barrels it may be the finest wine I have yet tasted from Raymond Usseglio. This exquisite offering is Burgundian-like in its floral minerality mixed with dense kirsch liqueur and garrigue notes. Full-bodied sensationally rich and large-scaled as well as fresh vibrant and precise this sensational effort can be drunk now or cellared for 15-20 years.
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2009
Glass-staining ruby. Powerful youthfully brooding nose shows deep dark berry kirsch Indian spices and licorice. Weighty blackberry and cherry compote flavors are framed by gentle tannins and given lift by tangy... Glass-staining ruby. Powerful youthfully brooding nose shows deep dark berry kirsch Indian spices and licorice. Weighty blackberry and cherry compote flavors are framed by gentle tannins and given lift by tangy minerality. Becomes fresher with air and finishes with excellent clarity and persistence.
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 2009
Dark with a brawny edge to the chestnut briar and tobacco notes which lead the way for the muscular core of black currant and fig fruit. There's a solid tarry finish. Best from 2010 through 2019. 415 cases made.