High acid, spicy, woodsy, smooth tannins — a month ago
This is a very nice well made Gamey. Perfect with a touch of wildness — 2 months ago
A delightful 1er from Vosne Romanee with elegance from dark berries and just the right amount of wood to remind the earthiness. This is a keeper — 15 days ago
Raspberry jam. Pencil shavings. Not too tannic right out of the bottle. A millimeter sweeter than ideal. Could drink it all day. — a month ago
One of Usseglio’s top cuvées, Mon Aïeul (“my granddad”) is 100% Grenache from some of the estate’s oldest vines (about 85 years of age) in La Crau, La Guigasse and Les Grandes Serres lieux-dits – each with a different type of soil.
Situated on an elevated plateau to the east of the village, La Crau is perhaps Châteauneuf’s most famous cru, known for its distinctive “galets roulés”, large, rounded river stones deposited here by the Rhône millions of years ago. To the south of the village, Les Grandes Serres is a very warm site on gravelly alluvial soils (and the source of the estate’s biggest wine, the 18% ABV “Not for You”). La Guigasse, on the other hand, is a cooler, sandier site with hardly any galets located on the northeastern part of the appellation, near the famous Pignan and Rayas lieux-dits (Chateau Rayas)
Mostly unoaked, it was brought up in concrete vats, with 15-20% in demi-muids. Ruby red color. Intensely perfumed, with notes of red and dark fruit (strawberry, raspberry), licorice and herbs. Full-bodied, rich, opulent and concentrated. Ripe fruit (cherry) and white pepper, smooth and creamy on the palate. Long, velvety, quite tannic finish. Hedonistic wine. — 2 months ago
A little oxidized. White stone, peach, tea and decent length. — 19 days ago