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Date Printed: 4/17/2014
Dom. Pierre Usseglio et Fils Chateauneuf-du-Pape Tradition 2005
Dom. Pierre Usseglio et Fils Chateauneuf-du-Pape Tradition 2005
(search item no. 91010)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 4/17/2014: $47.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"The 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition, a 100% destemmed cuvee produced from 25 hectoliters per hectare and aged 80% in old wood foudres and 20% in tank, is dense purple with terrific fruit notes of raspberry, black cherry, and even some black currant and licorice. Medium to full-bodied, with good acidity, moderate tannin, and outstanding ripeness and length, this wine will be at its best in 2-3 years, and drink well for 12-15. Brothers Jean-Pierre and Thierry Usseglio have once again produced some of the finest Chateauneuf du Papes of the vintage, particularly in 2005. This is no small accomplishment given the fact that their 2003 cuvees were among the very finest wines of that challenging and irregular year."
-Robert Parker 92-94

"Medium red. Bright red berries on the nose, with subtle floral accents. In a fresh, elegant style, with vibrant raspberry and strawberry flavors and very fine, fully absorbed tannins. Finishes with silky-sweet red fruits, a bright mineral note and excellent length."
-International Wine Cellar 91-94

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About Dom. Pierre Usseglio et Fils:

In 1931 an Italian Francis Usseglio left Italy and went to Chateauneuf du Pape in France. Here he got a job at some winegrowers. After the war he got his own property - in 1948. He had two sons Pierre and Raymond. Pierre Usseglio got his father's property and Raymond established another estate. Today the 3. generation is in charge. The sons of Pierre Usseglio, Jean-Pierre and Thierry run Domaine Pierre Usseglio and Stephanie runs Domaine Raymond Usseglio. Today Domaine Pierre Usseglio consists of 21 ha. divided in 15 different parcels in the appellation. Half of the vines are about 60 years old and the rest is about 30 years old.