2005 Pierre Usseglio et Fils - Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Mon Aieul 1.5L

France - Southern Rhone - Chateauneuf du Pape/ Red / Rhone Blend
2005 Pierre Usseglio et Fils - Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Mon Aieul
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International Wine Cellar | 94

($93; 100% grenache) Deep red. Musky cherry and blackcurrant aromas are complicated by sassafras, garrigue and anise. Saturates the palate with suave red and dark berry preserve flavors, hints of candied licorice and lavender, and velvety tannins. Seems to gain sweetness on the finish, which is striking for its mix of power and balance. There's nothing hard about this.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 136

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Score: 93
Author: DartAdam
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 03/11/2014
Drink Dates: 2014-2022
Excellent bottle. Rich nose with strong dried fruit and barnyard notes as well as some smoke and salinity. Nice lengthy finish with satisfying grip.
Score: 94
Author: G
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 02/13/2014
Score: 93
Author: Johnnymd
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 09/18/2010
Moderate fruit, raspberry, woody, with pretty tough tannin profile. Lots of backbone and will last for years to come. Tasted better next day.
Score: 93
Author: Nick O
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 01/13/2009

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