2014 Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Mon Aieul
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
  • VN 94
  • WA 94

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Reg: $89.94

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In Stock: 24+ btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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VN 94
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, April 2016
(92-94 points) Deep ruby. Mineral-accented red and dark berries, anise and pungent flowers on the highly perfumed nose. Impressively concentrated, expansive flavors of raspberry and candied flowers are complicated by... (92-94 points) Deep ruby. Mineral-accented red and dark berries, anise and pungent flowers on the highly perfumed nose. Impressively concentrated, expansive flavors of raspberry and candied flowers are complicated by deeper licorice and dark chocolate qualities that sneak in on the back half. Sweet and precise on the finish, which shows excellent clarity and round, harmonious tannins. - Josh Raynolds
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2016
The 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Mon Aïeul is, as always, 100% Grenache brought up mostly in tank, with smaller portions in barrels and demi-muids, all of which are one- to three-years-old. Like all top 2014s, its... The 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Mon Aïeul is, as always, 100% Grenache brought up mostly in tank, with smaller portions in barrels and demi-muids, all of which are one- to three-years-old. Like all top 2014s, its charming and sweetly fruited, with classic Grenache notes of toasted spices, incense, roasted herbs and sweet red and black fruits. It’s not a blockbuster, but is beautifully balanced and silky, with fine tannin, no hard edges, good concentration and outstanding length. Drink it anytime over the coming decade. - Jeb Dunnuck
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Vintage 2014
Percent alcohol 15%
Closure Cork

Label

Cuvee de Mon Aieul is a selection of grapes from vines 75 to 90 years old. They come from plots on La Crau, les Bédines or les Serres, where the soils are sand and stone, covered in the regions famous galets. A pure and concentrated wine, the nose is very complex with notes of raspberries, licorice and spices. It is a powerful wine yet retains great elegance, and is at its best between 10 and 12 years of age.

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.