Holiday Deal of the Day #6
Picked by: Wine Library
This is as exciting as it gets when it comes to finding world class, fine wine represents represents one of the very best buys of the vintage ... and perhaps one of the very best buys in the wine world today...period.
2016 Raymond Usseglio Chateauneuf Du Pape Cuvee ImperialeGrenache / Garnacha from France
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"Three parcels, one in Pialons, one in Girardette, and one in Grand Pierre, 110+ year old vines as they were all planted 1901 and 1902. Field blend of 90+% Grenache and the bal...
- 97+ Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
- 95 Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This is a vintage every single wine lover should take a position on. It's something you will not see often!
"The 2016 vintage in the Southern Rhône seems comparable to 1982 in Bordeaux."
The above quote was the quote that really got us. If you missed the article, take a look below:
"The 2016 vintage in the Southern Rhône seems comparable to 1982 in Bordeaux (also a high-cropping vintage) for the profound impact it’s likely to have on the market. These are incredible wines produced in reasonable quantities that are still largely undervalued (outside a few trophy collectibles). The wines are approachable yet age-worthy. And with that combination of quality, drinkability and value, they’re going to bring in more new Rhône consumers than ever before." - Joe Czerwinski from Robert Parker's the Wine Advocate
One of the most exciting wines from the vintage was the Raymond Usseglio Chateauneuf Du Pape Cuvee Imperiale 2016 that earned scores of as high as 97 Points and at $59.99, represents one of the very best buys of the vintage ... and perhaps one of the very best buys in the wine world today...period.
This is as exciting as it gets when it comes to finding world class, fine wine at an incredible price point. Just take a look at these incredible reviews! We are talking vines planted in 1902 here!!!
"The flagship is the Grenache-dominated 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Imperiale, which comes from vines planted in 1902 and was destemmed and aged in concrete tanks. Awesome notes of blackberries, blueberries, crushed rocks, violets, and graphite all emerge from this tight, full-bodied, concentrated and backward Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Possessing incredible purity of fruit, a concentrated yet fresh, structured profile, and a huge finish, it just needs time to shine." - 97 Points Jeb Dunnuck
"Almost entirely Grenache, from parcels planted in 1901 and 1902, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Imperiale is a stunner. Scents of roses, black tea and raspberries set the scene, while the palate is full-bodied but silky and nearly weightless, delivering an intricate, detailed interplay of red fruit, dried spices and orange zest. Despite what must be 15% alcohol or more, it shows absolutely no sign of heat." - 95 Points Joe Czerwinsk, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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