2007 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée de mon Aïeul Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wine Tasting Note


2007 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Cuvée de mon Aïeul  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 95

This is in its peak drinking window, so if you want to catch all the perfectly ripe kirsch, black raspberry, spice, garrigue and thyme, if you have this beauty in your cellar, you should be popping the cork. I'm finishing my bottles over the next 3-4 years.

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Incredibly concentrated, powerful and yet, perfectly balanced. The textures are plush, the wine offers sweetness, peppery spice and purity in its, fleshy, dark red fruits. Drink it now. Drink it in a decade. It is quite a treat.

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Great wine drinking in the sweet spot. Concentrated, lush, fresh and packed with sweet, ripe, spicy, juicy, peppery kirsch and black raspberries with a silky finish.

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From 100% old vine Grenache, this explosive Chateauneuf du Pape offers a perfume packed with jammy, black cherry liqueur, fennel, plum, garrigue and kirsch. Intense, powerful and layered with a melange of perfectly ripe, juicy berries, this concentrated wine coats your mouth with flavor, plush textures and purity of black and red fruits. The finish seems to last at least 50 seconds. I've enjoyed every vintage off Usseglio mon Aieul, but this is the best yet. As good as this amazing Chateauneuf du Pape is now, in a few years, it's really going to take off!

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CNDP 2013 Bottle Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings

When to Drink Domaine Pierre Usseglio, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Domaine Pierre Usseglio can be enjoyed on the young side with 1-2 hours of decanting. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Domaine Pierre Usseglio is usually better with 3-5 years of bottle age. Of course that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage. In the best vintages the wine should be consumed within 5-18 years after the vintage.

Serving Domaine Pierre Usseglio with Wine, Food Pairing Tips

Domaine Pierre Usseglio is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Domaine Pierre Usseglio is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, stewed dishes, sausage, grilled meats, barbecue and cassoulet. Domaine Pierre Usseglio is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, salmon, mushrooms pasta, eggplant and tomatoes.

The white wine of Domaine Pierre Usseglio is best served with a myriad of different seafood dishes, shellfish, crab, lobster, sushi, sashimi, chicken, pork and veal, as well as Asian cuisine.

From time to time, Domaine Pierre Usseglio has produced a few one off wines. In 1999, they released Cuvee de Cinquantenaire, a 200 case production made from 100% old vine Grenache. This can be see as a precursor to the Reserve des Deux Freres.

Domaine Pierre Usseglio also produces wine from 2.5 hectares of vines they own in the Cotes du Rhone and Lirac appellations.