2009 Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Mon Aieul

  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 95
  • RR 94
  • IWC 93
  • WS 92

Reviews for 2009 Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Mon Aieul

WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2015
Another wine that got better and better over the evening was the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Mon Aieul. I've drunk through my fair share of bottles of this over the past few years. It has never shut down and has... Another wine that got better and better over the evening was the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Mon Aieul. I've drunk through my fair share of bottles of this over the past few years. It has never shut down and has always shown well. A ripe, forward and sexy wine, it has lots of kirsch, garrigue, exotic spice and floral notes to go with a ripe, concentrated feel on the palate. It certainly has the vintage's Provencal character and is an exuberant, hedonistic Grenache to enjoy over the coming 10-12 years. - Jeb Dunnuck
RR 94
Rhone Report - The Rhone Report, September 2011
Showing much more evolved and open from bottle than barrel the 2009 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée de mon Aïeul is 100% Grenache (from the lieux-dits Les Serres La Crau & Guigasse) that's aged... Showing much more evolved and open from bottle than barrel the 2009 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée de mon Aïeul is 100% Grenache (from the lieux-dits Les Serres La Crau & Guigasse) that's aged 70% in tank 30% in 300-liter demi-muid and the rest in larger 600-liter barrels with no new oak used. It shows a semi-opaque color to go with intensely perfumed aromas of sweet raspberries kirsch garrigue licorice and floral nuances on the nose. Medium to full-bodied on the palate the wine lacks the density and depth of a top vintage but still possesses a powerful seamless texture beautiful balance and a very long finish where the tannins are silky and fine- grained. This should be given 2-4 years in the cellar at which point it should have 10-15 years or evolution.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, February 2012
Full ruby. Intense black raspberry and mulberry aromas are complicated by suggestions of Asian spices licorice and musky herbs. Bright and sappy on the palate with a seamless texture to the spice-accented red and dark... Full ruby. Intense black raspberry and mulberry aromas are complicated by suggestions of Asian spices licorice and musky herbs. Bright and sappy on the palate with a seamless texture to the spice-accented red and dark berry compote flavors. Notes of lavender and allspice carry through the long juicy nicely focused finish. I suspect that this wine will drink well on the young side.
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, September 2011
Quite ripe with layers of linzer torte cassis and blackberry fruit piled on top of well-rounded tannins. Loads of spice and licorice ripple through the finish with an underlying iron hint. Shows the focus and polish of... Quite ripe with layers of linzer torte cassis and blackberry fruit piled on top of well-rounded tannins. Loads of spice and licorice ripple through the finish with an underlying iron hint. Shows the focus and polish of the vintage. Best from 2012 through 2020. 1000 cases made. -JM