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2016 Pierre Usseglio Mon Aieul Chateauneuf Du PapeGrenache / Garnacha from France

$99.99

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  • 100 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
  • 97 Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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This is a PRE-ORDER. Estimated Arrival: 12/17/2019

About

100

"Getting more than one exclamation in the notes, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée de Mon Aïeul is a deep, rich yet vibrant red that offers a kaleidoscope of kirsch liqueur, garrigue, crushed flowers, Asian spices, and cured meats. It's more opulent and sexier than the 2010, fresher and purer than the 2007, has deep, full-bodied aromas and flavors, and a huge finish. It's a sensational, heavenly Châteauneuf-du-Pape that tops out my scale. This cuvée is 100% Grenache that was not destemmed and was aged in 20% demi-muids and the balance in concrete tanks."

97 Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"All Grenache, all whole cluster and from parcels in the lieux-dits of La Guigasse, Le Crau and Les Serres, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Mon Aieul has evolved beautifully since I tasted it last year, showing vibrant floral and tea-like notes, raspberry fruit and hints of licorice. It's full-bodied, rich and velvety, with overtones of spice cake on the long, crisp finish. Tasting it, I was surprised to find out what the alcohol level was, because it showed no obvious heat—a testament to how much else is going on here."

Product Detail

Item # 108758
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-Region Chateauneuf du Pape
Ratings

100 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com

97 - Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2016
Color Red
ABV N/A
Varietal(s) Grenache / Garnacha
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste black currant, blackberry, dust and leather
Nose vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit and red fruit