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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
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97+

"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."

95 Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"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."

Product Description:

"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 balance the other 12 varietals. Aged 100% in concrete tanks from miniscule yields (average 15hl/ha) is Burgundian-like for its floral minerality and complexity on the palate." - Winery

Product Detail

Item # 111235
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-Region Chateauneuf du Pape
Ratings

97+ - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com

95 - Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2016
Color Red
ABV 15.0%
Varietal(s) Grenache / Garnacha
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features Biodynamic
Taste black currant, blackberry, dust and leather
Nose vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit and red fruit