2010 Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf du Pape
Proprietary Blend - 750ML

  • WA 93
  • WS 93
  • VN 92
  • WE 92

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$35.94

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Reg: $45.94

$35.94

This product is
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WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2012
The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition was cropped at 23 hectoliters per hectare (overall it was a small crop in 2010) and is a blend of mostly Grenache and 20% Syrah with 80% aged in old wood foudres and 20% in small... The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition was cropped at 23 hectoliters per hectare (overall it was a small crop in 2010) and is a blend of mostly Grenache and 20% Syrah with 80% aged in old wood foudres and 20% in small barrels. The alcohol level came in at 15.5%. Classic black raspberry black cherry garrigue and lavender notes hit the palate with considerable authority. The Syrah component provides a slightly deeper purple hue to the color than is apparent in some other vintages. The extra level of concentration due to the tiny yields has resulted in a full-bodied rich wine with super purity. It is already accessible and should keep for 10-15 years.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2012
This is electric, with charged-up, vivid blueberry, fig, blackberry and boysenberry fruit all drenched in pastis and toasted spice and backed by a licorice snap note that lets the finish flow on beautifully. Approachable... This is electric, with charged-up, vivid blueberry, fig, blackberry and boysenberry fruit all drenched in pastis and toasted spice and backed by a licorice snap note that lets the finish flow on beautifully. Approachable, but no need to hurry either. Drink now through 2025. – JM
VN 92
Vinous - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, January 2013
Vivid ruby. A powerful bouquet presents candied red fruits, Asian spices and a hint of potpourri. Silky and expansive, offering vibrant raspberry and cherry flavors and showing a seamless character. Closes spicy and very... Vivid ruby. A powerful bouquet presents candied red fruits, Asian spices and a hint of potpourri. Silky and expansive, offering vibrant raspberry and cherry flavors and showing a seamless character. Closes spicy and very long, with lingering florality and impressive clarity. One of, if not the most successful "basic" Chateauneufs I've ever had from this address. -- Josh Raynolds
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, August 2013
Featuring bright, spicy red-fruit aromas, this is an exciting wine just to smell. Add in flavors of raspberry and cream, a lush texture, ample weight and a long-spice-driven finish, and you’ve got the whole package, at a... Featuring bright, spicy red-fruit aromas, this is an exciting wine just to smell. Add in flavors of raspberry and cream, a lush texture, ample weight and a long-spice-driven finish, and you’ve got the whole package, at a realistic price. So ready and easy to drink now, it’s reasonable to question its ageability, but on the other hand, why wait?
JJB 93
Alex Shaw - JJ Buckley, November 2012
Dark purple core with a ruby rim. Aromas of blackberry plum and cassis mix with notes of licorice lavender spice and a touch of toast on a forward inviting nose. Lush purple and black fruit are balance beautifully with... Dark purple core with a ruby rim. Aromas of blackberry plum and cassis mix with notes of licorice lavender spice and a touch of toast on a forward inviting nose. Lush purple and black fruit are balance beautifully with ample minerality and vibrant acidity giving the wine an impression of focus and energy while still displaying a soft approachability. With nicely integrated tannins this is a wonderful release from Usseglio that is nicely approachable now and should continue to impress for another 10-15 years easily.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Appellation Chateauneuf du Pape
Vintage 2010

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.