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1999 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée du Cinquantenaire

  • 96 WA
  • 94 IWC
  • Variety
    Red Rhône Blend

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SKU: 47314-1999-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    ($75; the same juice as the last, but 30% of this cuvee is aged in new barriques; the Usseglios' grandfather began making wine in 1949) Full deep ruby. Roasted plum and blackcurrant, truffle and caramel aromas lifted by oak spice; slightly higher-pitched than the Mon A+¯eul. Less voluptuous and more tightly wrapped today, but very well delineated and impressively structured. Today this is more tannic than the Mon A+¯eul but every bit as long. And the new wood component manifests itself in the wine's brightness and structure, rather than in any obvious oak aromas or flavors.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: January/February 2002
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    The prodigious, saturated, opaque ruby/purple-colored 1999 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Cinquantenaire (200 cases) is a candidate for the wine of the vintage. A 100% Grenache cuvee aged in older demi-muids, it is exceptionally full-bodied with a fabulous perfume of blackberry liqueur, cassis, minerals, spice, and flowers. The texture is sumptuous, and the wine accessible, although readers lucky enough to latch onto a few bottles should cellar it for 2-3 years, and watch the magic unfold over the following two decades. Awesome stuff!
    Author: Robert Parker
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  • 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.

    See other similar producers:Domaine de la Janasse,Clos du Mont-Olivet

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 139 bottles owned
    • 31 collectors