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2005 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape

FRANCE / RHÔNE / CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE
  • 94 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • Variety
    Red Rhône Blend

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SKU: 47255-2005

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$24.00

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    ($44) Bright red. Strikingly fresh aromas of vibrant strawberry and cherry, gaining depth and ripeness with air. The darker fruits continue onto the palate, which is brightened by a spicy blood orange quality. Finishes with excellent snap and drive, especially for a |basic| bottling. This has gained richness since last year but not at the expense of vivacity.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: January/February 2008
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Taut and reserved for now, with red plum and red currant notes held back by sinewy tannins and a racy minerality. Has solid length, and the flesh should fill out with cellaring.
    Author: James Molesworth
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    The 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition, a 100% destemmed cuvee produced from 25 hectoliters per hectare and aged 80% in old wood foudres and 20% in tank, is dense purple with terrific fruit notes of raspberry, black cherry, and even some black currant and licorice. Medium to full-bodied, with good acidity, moderate tannin, and outstanding ripeness and length, this wine will be at its best in 2-3 years, and drink well for 12-15. Brothers Jean-Pierre and Thierry Usseglio have once again produced some of the finest Chateauneuf du Papes of the vintage, particularly in 2005. This is no small accomplishment given the fact that their 2003 cuvees were among the very finest wines of that challenging and irregular year.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Author: Toby Thomas
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: Kjartan
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: John L144
  • Self | Rating: 90

    good but needs time--hold till 2012
    Author: MJM
  • Self | Rating:

    Medium dark color, clear, not extracted looking. Rather dark fruit on the nose - subtle but penetrating spice and garrigue with floral filligree. In the mouth, pure, clean, subtle and juicy red and black fruit. Good acid for the vintage. Not at all roasted, in fact comes across a bit cool. Tannins are integrated. Very good basic bottling.
    Author: darvid
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

  • 482 bottles owned
  • 92 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 90
    (Out of 92 collectors)