2017 Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Mon Aieul

2017 Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Mon Aieul

Year: 2017
Appellation: Chateauneuf du Pape
Country: France
Wine Advocate: 94
Jeb Dunnuck 97
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As always, the 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape Cuvée De Mon Aïeul is all Grenache (from La Serres, La Crau, and La Guigasse) that was not destemmed and was brought up all in used demi-muids. It's an extraordinary wine, offering a mammoth bouquet of kirsch liqueur, black raspberries, ground pepper, white flowers, and spice. Full-bodied, concentrated, and opulent on the palate, with silky tannins, it's not going to match the 2010 or 2016, but t’s a magical, elegant, layered wine that does everything right.  Jeb Dunnuck 97   Rich and almost painfully intense, from yields that were reduced by coulure to only about six hectoliters per hectare, the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Mon Aieul is steadfast in being all Grenache and all whole cluster. Licorice, chocolate and super ripe plums appear on the nose, while the palate is full-bodied and velvety, with a long, warm finish.  Wine Advocate 94


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