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2015 Chateauneuf: Pierre Usseglio

March 13, 2017

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Big thanks to Thierry Usseglio for this barrel tasting!!  The picture show the barrel # 27, which is the selection of 100% Syrah… and the barrel #B4 which is the 100% grenache blanc selection… Looking forward to taste these beauties in bottle next year!! 🙂

2016 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape Pure Grenache Blanc
WOW, super mineral nose, peper, yellow apples, hint of honey… Laser sharp acidity, citrus, nice fatness with nice refreshing minerality in the finish, lenght of 20 seconds… This is made in white Burgundy style, but with the fatness and lenght of a white Rhone… great wine!! (93 pts.)

2015 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Panorama
Very spicy nose, black licorice, black cherries… very sappy black cherries, nice fruit and freshness (89 pts.)

2015 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Côtes du Rhône
Very salty black cherries, super fresh mineral and bacon, BBQ spices… Taste of super sappy red cherries, salty BBQ meat, super delicious… In the style of 1990 vintage with super ripe fruit combined with sappy acidity… I love it!! (94 pts.)

2015 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Lirac
Nice nose, a bit more closed of black fruit, characoal… Nice tannic structure, good ripeness, super silky tannins… This wine requires 3-5 years in bottle as it is quite closed and tannic at this point…  (92+ pts.)

2015 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape
WOW beautiful nose of salty black cherries, BBQ spices, meaty, animal… delicious, super sappy black salty cherries, wow wow wow 20 seconds finish, I just love it!! (94 pts.)

2016 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Syrah
Very pepery nose, very spicy, soy sauce, black salt cherries… Super delicious, salty black cherries, very spicy, super super silky tannins, huge freshness and minerality… Great wine, I’m looking forward to see this evolving on 20 years or more 🙂 (95 pts.)

2015 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée de mon Aïeul
Nice nose of ripe red salty cherries, roasted meat… WOW super long aftertaste of 45 second, super concentrated ripe salty red cherries, super mineral, incredible balance, 1990 style!! (97 pts.)

2015 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape Réserve des Deux Frères
Wow, huge nose, loads of super ripe black cherries, super meaty BBQ, the vanilla from the wood is present and still needs to integrate a little bit… Very very concentrated taste of fresh and ripe, super sappy cerise griotte… BRAVO!! (98 pts.)

2016 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape Not For You
100% grenache from Les Serres. WOW WOW WOW, Méga beautiful nose, super complex, salty black cherries, roasted BBQ meat, a nose to die for… Very rich, sappy, sweet griottes cherries, long long long very elegant with huge minerality (100 pts.)

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