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2001 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape Reserve des Deux Frères

FRANCE / RHÔNE / CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE
  • 99 WA
  • 84 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • Variety
    Red Rhône Blend
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SKU: 47330-2001

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$165.00

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    ($180) Bright ruby-red. Superripe, roasted aromas of singed red fruits, carob, marzipan and walnut. A huge, roasted wine showing strong evidence of surmaturite; flavors of dried fruits and walnut. With alcohol in the 16% range this is undeniably massive, but I found myself wishing it had more primary fruit and verve. Quite different in style from the Cuvee de Mon Aieul. A rare and expensive bottling, recommended for fans of the type. (Wines from France, Mountainside, NJ)
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: January/February 2004
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 99

    The 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve des Deux Freres elicits |wows|. Aged 60% in neutral wood foudres and 40% in one, two, and three-year old Burgundy barrels, this 2001, which tips the scales at an awesome 16.2% natural alcohol, boasts an inky/purple color along with a sensationally pure bouquet of blackberries, graphite, acacia flowers, licorice, and sweet kirsch liqueur. Unctuously textured and full-bodied, with high tannin as well as a closed personality, this prodigious yet fabulous Chateauneuf du Pape is a potential legend in the making. It requires 3-5 years of cellaring, and should keep for two decades. The texture, purity, and magnificent concentration suggest tiny yields, old vines, and non-interventionalistic winemaking. By the way, this wine represents a selection of the finest lots in the cellar as the sources are the same as for the Cuvee de Mon Aieul, although a large component of Deux Freres is from the Usseglio holdings in the sector of Chateauneuf du Pape called La Crau.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 84

    This shows a slightly muted bread dough note, with overly firm wood sitting like a veneer, backed by dark plum, prune and fig fruit that struggles to get through. Turns dull on the finish, lacking the vibrancy and definition of the vintage. This cuvAce was often rather overwrought in its first several vintages, and time hasn't helped here.
    Author: James Molesworth
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Segla
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Author: gotwine
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

  • 284 bottles owned
  • 49 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 49 collectors)