2000 Pierre Usseglio et Fils - Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Mon Aieul 750ml

France - Southern Rhone - Chateauneuf du Pape/ Red / Rhone Blend
2000 Pierre Usseglio et Fils - Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Mon Aieul
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($46; 15.2% alcohol; 95% grenache with a bit of cinsault; whole clusters were fermented) Good deep red. Superripe, smoky, roasted aromas of liqueur-like dark fruits, minerals and game; distinct surmaturite from the sandy soil near Chateau Rayas. Fat, sweet and lush; has the texture of liquid velvet. Wonderfully rich flavors of dark fruits and game. This captures the fat of this vintage in spades. Finishes with compelling aromatic quality and big, thoroughly ripe, spreading tannins. Has just enough acidity to maintain its balance. Very impressive.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 106

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Score: 98
Author: tiberite
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 11/10/2013
Site Blog: mac_h
Score: 95
Author: geoffkap
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 05/25/2011
Drink Dates: 2011-2021
Well balanced. Cherries and black fruit. Soft tannins A hint of barnyard.Will still last a long time in the cellar.

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