Domaine Raymond Usseglio & Fils

Cuvée Impériale Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend

9.224 ratings
9.37 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
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

8.9

Sometimes you just want something dark and rich. Prunes, strawberry jam, leather and dried flowers. Pretty ripe stuff but did the trick.

Sometimes you just want something dark and rich. Prunes, strawberry jam, leather and dried flowers. Pretty ripe stuff but did the trick.

Aug 1st, 2020
Connor McMahon

Easy traditional Chateauneuf.

Easy traditional Chateauneuf.

Mar 13th, 2016
Daron Watson

violets, suede & cured meats waft from the glass before dark berries, kirsch, crushed minerals, pepper, dried herbs & sage coat the palate ~ will be fun pairing over the next decade

violets, suede & cured meats waft from the glass before dark berries, kirsch, crushed minerals, pepper, dried herbs & sage coat the palate ~ will be fun pairing over the next decade

Oct 13th, 2015
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

9.4

Fabulous brightness of strawberry and cherry and wet stones. Crushed herbs and sage.

Fabulous brightness of strawberry and cherry and wet stones. Crushed herbs and sage.

May 23rd, 2015
Alexandre Pagliano

Usseglio is one of the finest Chateauneuf producers and this Cuvée Impériale has his 100+ years old vines. So think you can drink with a spoon. But its also really complex with all the spices ans flowers, garrigue and all. Outstanding. Needs several more years in the cellar. If you try before 2025 I suggest you decant 45 minutes before.

Usseglio is one of the finest Chateauneuf producers and this Cuvée Impériale has his 100+ years old vines. So think you can drink with a spoon. But its also really complex with all the spices ans flowers, garrigue and all. Outstanding. Needs several more years in the cellar. If you try before 2025 I suggest you decant 45 minutes before.

Jul 5th, 2020
AJ Gubser

Nose of dark raspberries, licorice, beef fat, vanilla, menthol, and cinnamon.

Palate is quite reminiscent of raspberry jam. There is also vanilla and wood spice. Tannins are quite smooth.

This was the most dense and concentrated (and alcoholic) of the trio we tasted. A bit one dimensional now, but I'm curious where this style of CdP will go over time.

Nose of dark raspberries, licorice, beef fat, vanilla, menthol, and cinnamon.

Palate is quite reminiscent of raspberry jam. There is also vanilla and wood spice. Tannins are quite smooth.

This was the most dense and concentrated (and alcoholic) of the trio we tasted. A bit one dimensional now, but I'm curious where this style of CdP will go over time.

Jul 26th, 2019
Jason Brater

More mature, smooth flavors with more layers. Much more subtle than the entry level usseglio. Really great w food.

More mature, smooth flavors with more layers. Much more subtle than the entry level usseglio. Really great w food.

Oct 17th, 2018
Hao Feng

Way too young. Fruit is ripe but doesn't mesh well with the oak. Overall impression: red berries, smoke, tobacco, peppery, dry leaves, decent acidity, mid-high but not-so-smooth tannin (needs time to soften), full body with good finish. Definitely have potential to blossom

Way too young. Fruit is ripe but doesn't mesh well with the oak. Overall impression: red berries, smoke, tobacco, peppery, dry leaves, decent acidity, mid-high but not-so-smooth tannin (needs time to soften), full body with good finish. Definitely have potential to blossom

Jan 17th, 2017
Brian Culbertson

Very jam forward. Great as a starter.

Very jam forward. Great as a starter.

Dec 25th, 2015
Campbell Davis

GM/Beverage Director Guglhupf Bakery, Restaurant, Patisserie

9.4

Campbell had this 3 years ago

Campbell had this 3 years ago

Mar 23rd, 2017