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    Domaine Pierre Usseglio et Fils Chateauneuf-du-Pape Mon Aieul 2010
    Grenache - Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France

    Ratings

    • RP97
    • ST95
    Price: $115.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 97 The Wine Advocate, 95 International Wine Cellar, 94 Wine Spectator

    Region: Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France

    Varietal: Grenache

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 16.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 117712

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The selection of soils and the age of the vines provide a beautiful aromatic complexity to this wine. It reveals notes of blueberry, raspberry and licorice. The texture is silky - it is a wine that combines concentration and elegance. The optimum time for drinking this wine is between 10 and 12 years.

    Critical Acclaim:

    The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Mon Aieul (cropped at 12-16 hectoliters per hectare) comes from the estate’s finest vineyards in the southern part of the appellation (Les Grandes Serres), the eastern sector (the famed La Crau) and the northern sector (Guigasse). The wine is aged primarily in stainless steel tanks with a small percent (less than 20%) kept in 600-liter demi-muids. Despite the 16.5% natural alcohol, there is not a trace of heat in this wine. It is stunningly concentrated with great intensity as well as classic blueberry, peppery, incense, camphor, fig and licorice characteristics. Rich and full-bodied with slightly more freshness than their profound 2007, the 2010 Mon Aieul should age effortlessly for two decades.

    97 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Opaque ruby. Powerful aromas of blackberry, lavender, cola and licorice, with a spicy topnote. Supersweet, broad and lush, with explosive red and dark berry flavors complicated by candied flowers and allspice. Finishes with resonating spiciness, broad velvety tannins and superb length.
    Range: 93-95 Points

    95 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    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. Best from 2014 through 2030.

    94 Points
    Wine Spectator
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