2018 Domaine Raymond Usseglio Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee La Part des Anges
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
2018 Domaine Raymond Usseglio Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee La Part des Anges
  • WA 96
  • JD 94

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WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2020
In contrast to the tank-aged, Grenache-based Cuvée Imperiale, Usseglio's 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape la Part des Anges is 70% Mourvèdre, 20% Grenache and 10% Syrah, all aged in oak. Dark and potent, it marries deep, dark...   In contrast to the tank-aged, Grenache-based Cuvée Imperiale, Usseglio's 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape la Part des Anges is 70% Mourvèdre, 20% Grenache and 10% Syrah, all aged in oak. Dark and potent, it marries deep, dark fruit aromas with scents of vanilla and cedar on the nose, while the medium to full-bodied palate is seamlessly smooth and focused, coming to a lingering, precise finish. Given the varietal makeup and elevage, I'd expect this wine to evolve positively for up to two decades. - Joe Czerwinski  
JD 94
jebdunnuck.com, October 2020
(94+ points) The Mourvèdre-dominated 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape La Part Des Anges (which includes 20% Grenache and 10% Syrah) was all destemmed and spent 16 months in 80% new barrels, with the balance in concrete tanks...   (94+ points) The Mourvèdre-dominated 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape La Part Des Anges (which includes 20% Grenache and 10% Syrah) was all destemmed and spent 16 months in 80% new barrels, with the balance in concrete tanks. This cuvée comes from two lieux-dits, Les Terres Blanches and Le Mourre de Gaud. A much more modern style cuvée, it has a gorgeous perfume of crème de cassis, crushed violets, graphite, and scorched earth, with a kiss of classy oak in the background. Almost full-bodied on the palate, it has more notable density and depth on the mid-palate, with supple, ripe tannins, remarkable freshness and purity, and a great finish. This is certainly not for the traditional Châteauneuf du Pape-only lovers out there, as the oak is certainly present, but it’s beautifully balanced, the purity of fruit is top-notch, and it’s just a great Châteauneuf du Pape that I suspect will have a solid 15 years or more of longevity, which is saying something for a 2018.  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Appellation Chateauneuf du Pape
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

Winery

Domaine Raymond Usseglio

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.