2016 Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf du Pape Not For You
Proprietary Blend - 1.5L
  • JD 100
  • WA 98
  • VN 97

Reg: $925.00

$875.00

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Reg: $925.00

$875.00

This product is
out of stock

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JD 100
jebdunnuck.com, August 2019
There's a single barrel of the 2016 Châteauneuf Du Pape Not For You, which is 100% Grenache from the Les Serres lieu-dit from the oldest vines of the estate. It wasn’t destemmed and spent two years in a neutral barrel. It... There's a single barrel of the 2016 Châteauneuf Du Pape Not For You, which is 100% Grenache from the Les Serres lieu-dit from the oldest vines of the estate. It wasn’t destemmed and spent two years in a neutral barrel. It offers an incredible bouquet of kirsch, blackberries, incense, white flowers, garrigue and spice that develops beautifully with time in the glass. Rich, powerful, full-bodied, and concentrated, it nevertheless glides over the palate with no weight, ultra-fine tannins, and a singular, exotic, lengthy style.
WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2019
Finally in the bottle after close to 30 months in barrel, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Not For You—100% Grenache planted in 1909—is a big, oversized wine that somehow retains intricate herbal and fresh-fruit notes. Hints... Finally in the bottle after close to 30 months in barrel, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Not For You—100% Grenache planted in 1909—is a big, oversized wine that somehow retains intricate herbal and fresh-fruit notes. Hints of black tea accent black cherries on the nose, while the full-bodied palate is lush and warm yet finishes with briny intensity and outstanding length. Unfortunately, only a single barrique was produced. - Joe Czerwinski
VN 97
Vinous, July 2018
(VN 94-97 points) Lurid ruby. Powerful, mineral-accented black raspberry and boysenberry preserve aromas are complemented by suggestions of incense, garrigue and pungent flowers. Seamless and strikingly concentrated... (VN 94-97 points) Lurid ruby. Powerful, mineral-accented black raspberry and boysenberry preserve aromas are complemented by suggestions of incense, garrigue and pungent flowers. Seamless and strikingly concentrated, offering alluringly sweet dark berry, cherry liqueur, spicecake and floral pastille flavors sharpened by a jolt of smoky minerality. Rich yet disarmingly energetic in style, finishing with noteworthy clarity and velvety tannins that sneak in late. -- Josh Raynolds
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Vintage 2016
Closure Cork

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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.