Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils

Cuvée De Mon Aïeul Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend

9.2442 ratings
9.1127 pro ratings
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Red Rhone Blend
Tomato-Based, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Mushrooms, Onion, Pungent Cheese, Venison, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Pork, Beef
Top Notes For
Matt Lasater

What started out as a a typical P. Usseglio bottle, with its rich and heavy fruit and somewhat voluptuous texture/concentration, actually became a stunning exemplar of goût de terroir. Of course ripe and soaked black/blue fruit, but all equally balanced by lavender pastille, violet, warm spices, baked stones, singed iron, grilled grapefruit, and anise. Not always the biggest fan of these, but this was welcomed and pleasant surprise!

What started out as a a typical P. Usseglio bottle, with its rich and heavy fruit and somewhat voluptuous texture/concentration, actually became a stunning exemplar of goût de terroir. Of course ripe and soaked black/blue fruit, but all equally balanced by lavender pastille, violet, warm spices, baked stones, singed iron, grilled grapefruit, and anise. Not always the biggest fan of these, but this was welcomed and pleasant surprise!

Jun 13th, 2020
Rick Baumgarten

Some oxidation brought this down from 9.7 or 9.8. Decanting opened it but did not increase the ox. Last bottle, some were like this one, some were near perfection. Suggest drink now.

Some oxidation brought this down from 9.7 or 9.8. Decanting opened it but did not increase the ox. Last bottle, some were like this one, some were near perfection. Suggest drink now.

Mar 18th, 2020
Mike R
9.4

Last smiles for Christmas

Last smiles for Christmas

Dec 26th, 2019
Tobin Trevarthen

I like CDP’s and this one is simply one of the best that I have had in a while. Unique nose, opened to figs, black fruit and nutmeg. Just a wow experience.

I like CDP’s and this one is simply one of the best that I have had in a while. Unique nose, opened to figs, black fruit and nutmeg. Just a wow experience.

Dec 22nd, 2019
Gregory Fulchiero

Opens with an impenetrable wall of animal aromas. Once it dissipates, Kirsch and incense appear. In a tough place but should emerge in a few years at a better place. Not for everyone. 100% Grenache.

Opens with an impenetrable wall of animal aromas. Once it dissipates, Kirsch and incense appear. In a tough place but should emerge in a few years at a better place. Not for everyone. 100% Grenache.

Oct 18th, 2019
Mike Saviage

Dark bricking tawny. Opaque. Fruit forward nose with herbs, kirsch, raspberries, some earth and a little licorice. Nicely balanced in the mouth. Tannins resolves. At peak. Good with pizzas from the pizza oven.

Dark bricking tawny. Opaque. Fruit forward nose with herbs, kirsch, raspberries, some earth and a little licorice. Nicely balanced in the mouth. Tannins resolves. At peak. Good with pizzas from the pizza oven.

Jul 22nd, 2019
Ed Lehrman

Seriously delicious and ready to go.

Seriously delicious and ready to go.

Jan 20th, 2019
Tor Kenward

2007 Grenache. I’m a believer occasionally when these G blends work like this. Wish more had this pure G magic. This has it.

2007 Grenache. I’m a believer occasionally when these G blends work like this. Wish more had this pure G magic. This has it.

Jan 14th, 2019
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.2

Opened up slightly raisiny but evolved into something very nice. 12 years old and already established terschiary notes of sandalwood, smoked meats, dried cherry and sage. It was such a big and plush wine in its youth (almost like Paso Grenache) but it has really turned into chateauneuf du pape

Opened up slightly raisiny but evolved into something very nice. 12 years old and already established terschiary notes of sandalwood, smoked meats, dried cherry and sage. It was such a big and plush wine in its youth (almost like Paso Grenache) but it has really turned into chateauneuf du pape

Nov 13th, 2018
Lyn Farmer

Exceptional ruby color - youthful in every way. Bacon fat, garrigue, Strawberries and an earthy sensuality. Phenomenal

Exceptional ruby color - youthful in every way. Bacon fat, garrigue, Strawberries and an earthy sensuality. Phenomenal

Jun 23rd, 2018