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2010 Pierre Usseglio & Fils - Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Mon Aieul

FRANCE / RHONE / CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE
  • 98 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 95 IWC
  • Variety
    Rhone Blend
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SKU: 47312-2010-750-3A
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    A bold, ripe, almost heady style, with thickly layered blueberry, fig and boysenberry fruit laced with mouthwatering spice and melted black licorice, followed by a long, fruitcake-filled finish. This has the stuffing and grip for cellaring, but ultimately for fans of the more bombastic style.
    Author: James Molesworth
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

    Inky ruby. Red and dark berries on the highly perfumed, floral-accented nose. Lush but energetic, offering intense black raspberry and lavender pastille flavors and showing strong spicy cut. Fine-grained tannins give shape to a strikingly long, sappy finish. Superbly energetic and rich.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: January/February 2013
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

    The Usseglio'sconsider the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Mon Aieul to be their greatest to date. I've done numerous tastings with the 2010 and 2007 side by side, and more times than not, I think the 2007 is the better wine. Time will tell though, and both are sensational wines that readers should have in their cellars. The inky colored 2010 is 100% Grenache fermented with 30% stems and aged in a combination of older barrels and foudre. More focused and precise than the '07 (and even darker in color), yet still with massive concentration and depth, it offers deep, rich notes of blackberries, cassis, ground herbs, pepper and crushed rocks. Full-bodied, thick and layered on the palate, it never puts a foot wrong, has fabulous purity and a blockbuster finish. It needs 3-4 years of cellaring, but will have 20-25 years of longevity.
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
  • Self | Rating: 88

    Surprisingly light. Nice cherry and Kirsch flavor but light bodied.
    Author: Johnnymd
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

  • 211 bottles owned
  • 35 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 88
    (Out of 35 collectors)