2018 Domaine Raymond Usseglio & Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Impériale Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wine Tasting Note

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2018 Domaine Raymond Usseglio & Fils Cuvée Impériale  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 97

From vines close to 120 years of age, the old-vine intensity shines through here, loud and clear. Concentrated, lush, rich and floral, the beautiful, ripe kirsch notes shine on the nose. Silky and rich on the palate, the finish, with its fresh, sweet cherries, strawberry and kirsch go on and on. The fruit displays good purity and vibrancy.

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From vines close to 120 years of age, the old-vine intensity shines through here, loud and clear. Concentrated, lush, rich and floral, the beautiful, ripe kirsch notes shine on the nose. Silky and rich on the palate, the finish, with its fresh, sweet cherries, strawberry and kirsch go on and on. The fruit displays good purity and vibrancy.

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Raymond Usseglio Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings

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

Domaine Raymond Usseglio can be enjoyed on the young side with 1 hour or a bit more 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 Raymond Usseglio is usually better with 3-4 years of bottle age. Of course that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage. In the best vintages the wine should be consumed within 4-15 years after the vintage.

Serving Domaine Raymond Usseglio with Wine, Food Pairing Tips

Domaine Raymond 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 Raymond 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 Raymond Usseglio is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, cheese, pasta, eggplant and tomatoes.

The white wine of Domaine Raymond 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.

Domaine Raymond Usseglio also produces wine from 5 hectares of vines they own in the Cotes du Rhone appellation.

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