2009 Domaine Raymond Usseglio Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Imperiale

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 95

Reviews for 2009 Domaine Raymond Usseglio Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Imperiale

WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2011
One of the top Chateauneuf du Papes of the vintage is the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Imperiale-Vigne Centenaires (from 100-year-old vines planted in pure sand). A blend of 90% Grenache and the rest Syrah Mourvedre... One of the top Chateauneuf du Papes of the vintage is the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Imperiale-Vigne Centenaires (from 100-year-old vines planted in pure sand). A blend of 90% Grenache and the rest Syrah Mourvedre Cinsault Counoise and Muscardin (a real field blend) this wine is close to rivaling their great 2007. Its stunning blue/purple color (remarkable for Grenache grown in sand) is followed by a full-bodied wine revealing exquisite concentrated notes of incense lavender camphor black cherries and black currant liqueur. Tell-tale licorice and pepper characteristics are also present in this voluptuously textured fleshy full-bodied effort that is already drinkable. One of the stars of the vintage it is capable of lasting 15-20 years.