2009 Usseglio, Domaine Raymond Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee La Part des Anges
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
  • WA 92

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WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2011
The only wine that struck me as somewhat atypical is the Chateauneuf du Pape La Parte des Anges a blend of 70% barrel-aged Mourvedre 20% Grenache and 10% Syrah. It comes across more like a young Bordeaux than a young... The only wine that struck me as somewhat atypical is the Chateauneuf du Pape La Parte des Anges a blend of 70% barrel-aged Mourvedre 20% Grenache and 10% Syrah. It comes across more like a young Bordeaux than a young Chateauneuf du Pape. Impressively endowed in both 2009 and 2010 with lots of blue and black fruits toasty oak graphite licorice and some of the blue fruit spectrum of Mourvedre. The 2009's tannins may be troublesome if they don't completely resolve themselves. Everything is there in the 2010 even though it is atypical for the appellation. However I don't think the tannins will ever become an issue if consumers are willing to wait the requisite 8-10 years both of these wines need. This is a connoisseur's effort from Chateauneuf du Pape. To reiterate the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape La Parte des Anges (70% Mourvedre 20% Grenache and 10% Syrah) has sweeter tannin than the 2009 and may age longer but both vintages require a decade of cellaring. They are serious massive concentrated wines meant for long-term cellaring. 92+
JJB 92
JJ Buckley, April 2011
70% mourvedre 20% grenache 10% syrah. From a single site this mourvedre-dominated cuvée is aged in 100% new barriques. Beautiful aromas of vanilla-laced oak appear on the bouquet and are mirrored on the palate to support... 70% mourvedre 20% grenache 10% syrah. From a single site this mourvedre-dominated cuvée is aged in 100% new barriques. Beautiful aromas of vanilla-laced oak appear on the bouquet and are mirrored on the palate to support fresh concentrated fruit flavors. While quite attractive the fruit is masked giving the impression of being overoaked. Nevertheless this is a balanced and elegantly structured wine with good length and slightly firm tannins.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Vintage 2009

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Usseglio, Domaine Raymond

The Raymond Usseglio domaine is one of the top-producing estates in Chateauneuf du Pape. The estate was originally created by Francis Usseglio who moved to the Rhone from Italy in 1931 and started producing his own wine in 1948. He was succeeded in 1963 by his son Raymond Usseglio who enlarged the area, now bearing his own name, with the help of his mother Danielle.

In 1999, Raymond’s son Stephane took over the domaine and is in now in charge of its operations, cultivating 60 acres, 40 of which are in Chateauneuf du Pape, 12 in Cotes du Rhone, and 7 classified as IGP. The estate practices sustainable and biodynamic farming techniques.