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2005 Pierre Usseglio & Fils - Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve des Deux Freres

FRANCE / RHONE / CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE
  • 98 WA
  • 97 WS
  • 96 IWC
  • Variety
    Red Rhône Blend
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SKU: 47330-2005-750-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 96

    ($185) Inky ruby. Smoky raspberry and creme de cassis aromas, with a surreal array of spice, floral and mineral qualities building in the glass. Palate-saturating red berry preserve flavors show a liqueur-like sweetness and viscosity but also remarkable mineral lift, finishing broad, sappy and with amazing persistence. One of my favorite wines of the vintage. |This is a selection; it's not from a particular plot,| Thierry Usseglio told me.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: January/February 2008
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 97

    Formidably dense and structured, with lots of fig paste and currant confiture, layered with espresso, bittersweet cocoa, bramble and hoisin sauce notes. The long, tarry finish really pounds it out authoritatively, with fruit and minerality to burn. Has the power of the previous vintages, but with far better definition.
    Author: James Molesworth
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

    Lastly, the 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve des Deux Freres is a more blockbuster-styled effort that has overflowing notes of black fruits, licorice, roasted meats, truffle and peppery herbs. Made from 100% Grenache that saw time in 1-, 2-, and 3-year-old small barrels and demi-muid, it's full-bodied, gorgeously concentrated and ripe, with big underlying structure. Just now at the early stages of maturity, it too will have 20-25 years of overall longevity.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Medium, smooth tannins. Clear mature profile with notes of leather. Clear maturity difference from previous bottle several months back.
    Drink Dates: 2015-2025
    Author: afikes
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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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 373 bottles owned
  • 68 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 68 collectors)