2007 Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Mon Aieul
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
  • WA 99
  • JD 99
  • VN 94
  • WS 94
  • JR 90

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WA 99
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2017
The 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Mon Aieul is just now starting to shed a tiny amount of its abundant baby fat that's been front and center since release. Still, it pulls no punches in its thrilling aromas and... The 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Mon Aieul is just now starting to shed a tiny amount of its abundant baby fat that's been front and center since release. Still, it pulls no punches in its thrilling aromas and flavors of kirsch liqueur, roasted garrigue, black raspberries, incense, cured meats and licorice, and it is about as quintessential Grenache as you can find. Thrillingly concentrated, intense, perfumed and layered with incredible balance, this full-bodied beauty should hit its peak in another 2-3 years and keep for at least a decade after that. - Jeb Dunnuck
JD 99
jebdunnuck.com, August 2009
One of the silkiest and most seamless wines of the vintage (and that I’ve ever had), the 2007 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée de mon Aïeul is 100% Grenache (90% from Les Serres Vineyard with the... One of the silkiest and most seamless wines of the vintage (and that I’ve ever had), the 2007 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée de mon Aïeul is 100% Grenache (90% from Les Serres Vineyard with the rest from La Crau and Esquirons) and exhibits drop dead gorgeous aromas of toasted spice, kirsch, raspberries, incense, roasted meat, licorice and who knows what else. Just complex, perfumed and intense with stunning purity and precision, the palate is utterly profound with a perfect, seamless, silky texture, amazing balance and a blockbuster finish. Despite the size to the wine, it maintains an elegant, fresh character. Drink these over the next 20 years.
VN 94
Vinous, January 2010
Vivid ruby. Exotic, complex nose displays scents of raspberry, smoky herbs, anise and gingerbread. Supple red and dark berry preserve flavors are seamless and alluringly sweet, and nicely lifted by tangy minerality... Vivid ruby. Exotic, complex nose displays scents of raspberry, smoky herbs, anise and gingerbread. Supple red and dark berry preserve flavors are seamless and alluringly sweet, and nicely lifted by tangy minerality. Manages to be both rich and lively, finishing with impressive clarity and persistent spiciness. -- Josh Raynolds
WS 94
Wine Spectator, November 2009
Ripe but streamlined, with gorgeous layers of crushed black cherry, macerated currant and warm fig flavors that stretch over fresh minerality and a long finish filled with tobacco, spice and bittersweet cocoa. This has... Ripe but streamlined, with gorgeous layers of crushed black cherry, macerated currant and warm fig flavors that stretch over fresh minerality and a long finish filled with tobacco, spice and bittersweet cocoa. This has energy and drive to go with its ripeness. Best from 2010 through 2022. –JM
JR 90
Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, November 2009
(17/20) Dark crimson. Rather light, simple nose. Very big and opulent on the palate. Even a bit hot on the finish. Although it tasted positively lively and mineral when tasted after Atteca Armas from Calatayud!
JJB 96
JJ Buckley, August 2010
A gorgeous dense shiny purple with a wide purple rim the 2007 'Mon Aeiul' is simply stunning. Packed and stacked with blueberry liqueur sweet vanilla lavender crème brulee and a marine layer it's much more modern than I... A gorgeous dense shiny purple with a wide purple rim the 2007 'Mon Aeiul' is simply stunning. Packed and stacked with blueberry liqueur sweet vanilla lavender crème brulee and a marine layer it's much more modern than I would have expected-a pleasant surprise. Multifaceted and concentrated this is drinking surprisingly well right now but will reward anyone who waits a few years. This is an unforgettable combination of pure terroir and a top vintage. With one of the longest finishes I've ever tasted (and by far the longest for any Grenache I've ever had) it literally lasts for minutes on the palate and much longer in your memory.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Vintage 2007

Label

Cuvee de Mon Aieul is a selection of grapes from vines 75 to 90 years old. They come from plots on La Crau, les Bédines or les Serres, where the soils are sand and stone, covered in the regions famous galets. A pure and concentrated wine, the nose is very complex with notes of raspberries, licorice and spices. It is a powerful wine yet retains great elegance, and is at its best between 10 and 12 years of age.

Winery

Pierre Usseglio

Domaine Pierre Usseglio was founded in Chateauneuf-du-Pape by Pierre’s father, Francis in 1948. Pierre eventually took the reigns and, since 1999, his children have run the estate. The Domaine holds 15 small vineyard plots throughout the AOC, totaling 22 hectares. Only one of those hectares is planted to white grapes. The remainder, with a mix of rocky and sandy soils, represent approximately 75% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 6% Mourvedre, 5% Cinsault, 2% Counoise and 2% Muscardin. Domaine Pierre Usseglio makes three red wines and one white.