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Legendary Chateauneuf Usseglio 2016!!

March 31, 2018

Usseglio 2018-1

According to Thierry Usseglio, 2016 is the vintage of his lifetime… I’ve tasted his wines now 3 times, and I can confirm his top wines are just plain magic gorgeous fabulous!! I went totally nuts when tasting the Cuvée “Not For You” 2016 and gave it a conservative 100+ points!!

2017 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc
60% clairette – 35% grenache – 5% Bourboulenc<br />Nice nose of Lychee, ananas, citus, laser sharp, fresh, mineral… Taste of delicious honey, citrus, green apple, very nice freshness, delicious!! (92 points)

2016 Pierre Usseglio & Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 50/50 Grenache – Clairette
Mineral nose, hint of honey, yellow apple, hint of citrus… Very nice fatness, honey, fresh and hint of citrus in the finish. (93 points)

2016 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape Pure Grenache Blanc
Mineral nose, hint of honey, oyster shells, coquilles St-Jacques, hint of citrus… Nice citrus, fatness, laser sharp and mineral, finish of 30 sec!! (94 points)

2016 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Panorama
Marselan, merlot, syrah, grenache… Delicious nose, ripe red fruit, sappy… light and silky tannins, very sappy taste. (88 points)

2016 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Côtes du Rhône
Huge nose of licorice, roasted meat… Delicious, meaty tannin, black fruit BBQ. (90 points)

2016 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Lirac
Huge nose of black cherries, black characoal… loads of fresh tannin, black fresh fruit, good lenght. (92 points)

2016 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Huge nose of black characoal, roasted BBQ meat, black mineral… Loads of super refined tannin, laser sharp tension, black cherries, mineral, lenght of 30 sec… Amazing for a village Chateauneuf!! (93 points)

2001 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée de mon Aïeul
Delicious and huge nose of roasted meat, bacon fat, gamey, cèpes de Bordeaux, soy sauce, very tertiary nose… taste of sweet soy sauce, very gamey and wild animal, deliciously feminine wine, very polished for it’s age!! (96 points)

2016 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Syrah
Huge nose of chocolate, huge salinity, mineral, loads of black cherries… super delicious mineral, fresh salinity, lenght of 45 sec… WOW WOW WOW loads of black mineral cherries!! (96 points)

2016 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée de mon Aïeul
WOW WOW huge nose of roasted meat, BBQ sauce, incense, loads of black cherries… Tastes like velours, super silky tannin, strawberries, black cherries, BBQ spices, lenght of 60 sec!! Fabulous!! (99 points)

2016 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape Réserve des Deux Frères
Mega huge nose of black characoal, mokka, hint of vanilla, loads of black ripe cherries, roasted bacon… Velours like wine, super super silky tannin, black incense, smoke coffee, loads of black cherries, lenghth of 90 seconds… a clearly perfect wine!! (100 points)

2016 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape Not For You
HUGE BACON BACON BACON nose, herbes de Provence, balsamic, roasted meat… Taste of bacon, roasted meat, loads of super silky tannin, sweet and fresh at the same time, lenght of forever (100+ points)

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