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2001 Domaine Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee de Mon Aieul

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IWC 93-95
WA 97

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Wine Details

Bottle Size 750ml
Vintage 2001
Varietal Rhone Blend
Producer Domaine Pierre Usseglio
Region Rhone Valley
Appellation Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Color Red
Country France
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Price $105.00

International Wine Cellarage (IWC) Review

IWC 93-95
Bright, saturated red-ruby. Liqueur-like aromas of black cherry, red berry syrup, violet, bay laurel and minerals. Thick and sweet but with great inner-mouth verve. At once creamy and powerful. Intriguing notes of black olive and garrigue. A wine with superb texture and depth of flavor. Extremely long on the aftertaste, with the tannins coating the entire palate.

Wine Advocate (WA) Review

WA 97
The 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Mon Aieul (85% Grenache and equal parts Syrah, Mourvedre, and Cinsault) tips the scales at a prodigious 15.8% alcohol. Half of the wine is aged in neutral wood foudres and the other half in tank prior to being bottled unfined and unfiltered. The sources for Mon Aieul are three vineyard parcels with vines averaging between 75 and 87 years of age. The 2001 is much more structured and backward than the 2000, 1999, or 1998. The color is a dense purple, and the bouquet offers sweet but reserved aromas of blackberries, raspberries, crushed rocks, and kirsch liqueur. It possesses superb texture, enormous body, and tremendous purity as well as overall symmetry. The tannin is high, but it is largely concealed by the wealth of fruit and extract. Give it 3-4 years of cellaring, and drink it over the following 15-18.
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