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2010 Usseglio, Pierre Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Mon Aieul

  • Proprietary Blend
  • 1.5L
  • WA97
  • RR96
  • WS94

Reviews

WA97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2012
The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Mon Aieul (cropped at 12-16 hectoliters per hectare) comes from the estate's finest vineyards in the southern part of the appellation (Les Grandes Serres), the eastern sector (the... The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Mon Aieul (cropped at 12-16 hectoliters per hectare) comes from the estate's finest vineyards in the southern part of the appellation (Les Grandes Serres), the eastern sector (the famed La Crau) and the northern sector (Guigasse). The wine is aged primarily in stainless steel tanks with a small percent (less than 20%) kept in 600-liter demi-muids. Despite the 16.5% natural alcohol, there is not a trace of heat in this wine. It is stunningly concentrated with great intensity as well as classic blueberry, peppery, incense, camphor, fig and licorice characteristics. Rich and full-bodied with slightly more freshness than their profound 2007, the 2010 Mon Aieul should age effortlessly for two decades.
RR96
Rhone Report, The - Rhone Report, The, September 2011
Tasted as a final blend and up there with the best of the vintage, the 2010 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée de mon Aïeul, a blend of 90% old vine Grenache and 10% Syrah, aged... Tasted as a final blend and up there with the best of the vintage, the 2010 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée de mon Aïeul, a blend of 90% old vine Grenache and 10% Syrah, aged 70% in cement tank, 20% in neutral barrel, and the rest in demi-muid, shows spectacular aromatics of raspberry, blackberry, roasted meat, licorice, and huge minerality on the nose. This is followed by a wine that has full-bodied power, a decadent, yet light and balanced texture, and serious concentration and depth. This really shows the purity, depth, and structure of the vintage, and I can't wait to taste this from bottle!
WS94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, August 2012
A bold, ripe, almost heady style, with thickly layered blueberry, fig and boysenberry fruit laced with mouthwatering spice and melted black licorice, followed by a long, fruitcake-filled finish. This has the stuffing and... A bold, ripe, almost heady style, with thickly layered blueberry, fig and boysenberry fruit laced with mouthwatering spice and melted black licorice, followed by a long, fruitcake-filled finish. This has the stuffing and grip for cellaring, but ultimately for fans of the more bombastic style. Best from 2014 through 2030. -J.M.

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