Monday, December 18, 2017

2015 Pierre Usseglio

A couple of more superstars Chateauneuf du Papes:
2015 Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf du Pape Mon Aieul....$89.99
Lurid ruby-red. Exotic, intensely perfumed aromas of candied red and blue fruits, lavender and peppery spices, joined by a slowly emerging hint of garrigue. Fleshy and expansive on the palate, offering concentrated raspberry, cherry and fruitcake flavors and a spicy suggestion of white pepper. Shows excellent focus and a seamless quality on the finish, which is framed by suave, slow-building tannins.
Rated 97/100 Jeb Dunnuck

2015 Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf du Pape....$41.99
The 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape is a blend of 75% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre and 5% Cinsault, half aged in oak, half aged in concrete. Like all of Thierry Usseglio's wines, this is massively ripe, with plummy, spicy notes underscored by a creamy mouthfeel and richly tannic finish.
Rated 92/100 Wine Advocate
A blend of mostly Grenache that was brought up in tank (10% was in older barrels), the 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape offers a ripe, full-bodied, impressively concentrated style to go with lively, fresh notes of dried flowers, exotic spice, incense and both red and black raspberry-like fruit. It’s a winner in the vintage and will keep for a decade.
Rated 92/100 Jeb Dunuck

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