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

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2000 Pierre Usseglio et Fils - Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Mon Aieul
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International Wine Cellar | 93

($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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Wine Advocate | 95

The profound 2000 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Mon Aieul (85% Grenache and the rest equal parts Syrah, Mourvedre, and Cinsault) tips the scales at 15% alcohol. From an old vineyard and cropped at 15 hectoliters per hectare, and aged only in foudre, it boasts a dense purple color in addition to an exquisite nose of violets, minerals, blueberries and blackberries. Pure and concentrated, but atypically tannic, it requires considerable aging as it is one of the vintage's more backward, broodingly powerful efforts.

Drink Dates: 2006-2020
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 145

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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.
More Vintages and Sizes of Pierre Usseglio et Fils - Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Mon Aieul:

2009 (750ml)

About This Producer


Pierre Usseglio et Fils has been a family-run domaine since Francis Usseglio released his first vintage in 1949. Today, with brothers Jean-Pierre and Thierry Usseglio at the helm, Pierre and Fils has become one of the top producers in Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

The vineyards comprise 17 parcels over 23 hectares on some of the best terroir in Chateauneuf-du-Pape. The wine is vinified traditionally using natural yeasts, low doses of sulfur, and is aged mostly in old oak foudres. The results are world class wines that are testament to Chateauneuf-du-Pape as one of the world's most famous terroirs.

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