Domaine Raymond Usseglio & Fils

Cuvée Impériale Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend

9.37 ratings
8.91 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
Jay Kline

Deep, dark purple. Plenty of brambles and spice...but really, there’s nothing here that gets me excited. This is a good wine and it’s quite quaffable actually, but not particularly remarkable to me. A bit of a reminder as to why I only focus on a handful of producers in CdP anymore.

Deep, dark purple. Plenty of brambles and spice...but really, there’s nothing here that gets me excited. This is a good wine and it’s quite quaffable actually, but not particularly remarkable to me. A bit of a reminder as to why I only focus on a handful of producers in CdP anymore.

Oct 3rd, 2019
Scott Soren

Second go around. Still took 35-45 minutes of decanting for the nose and wine to develop. But then, it was on. Red and black fruit with a little olive tapenade. This is so good

Second go around. Still took 35-45 minutes of decanting for the nose and wine to develop. But then, it was on. Red and black fruit with a little olive tapenade. This is so good

Jan 14th, 2020
Charles Mires

Outstanding. Great fruit and balance

Outstanding. Great fruit and balance

Oct 27th, 2019
Scott Soren

I think I’m under rating this, but time will be its friend. I knew going in this was too young, but as I’ve never had it before, why not. Popping the cork, and putting in a decanter, the first taste was a zero. There was nothing there. After about two hours, the story changed. Wild berries on the nose, red and some blue fruit on the pallet, a hint of coco. Nice acidity with good tannins structure, will lend to decades worth of cellaring.

I think I’m under rating this, but time will be its friend. I knew going in this was too young, but as I’ve never had it before, why not. Popping the cork, and putting in a decanter, the first taste was a zero. There was nothing there. After about two hours, the story changed. Wild berries on the nose, red and some blue fruit on the pallet, a hint of coco. Nice acidity with good tannins structure, will lend to decades worth of cellaring.

Jun 29th, 2019
Grant Everett

Grant had this 2 months ago

Grant had this 2 months ago

Nov 16th, 2019
Mark Schweizer

Mark had this 3 months ago

Mark had this 3 months ago

Oct 21st, 2019
David McQueary

David had this 2 years ago

David had this 2 years ago

Jul 15th, 2018