August 18, 2019 - tres bonnee annee
June 28, 2019 - The 2010 Usseglio has everything I associate with CdP from distinct dark fruits to a variety of fragrant spices and well balanced tannins. The wine was opened about 2 hours before we drank it with a hearty Italian meal that the wine easily overpowered and became the focal point of discussion during the meal. I hesitate to give any wine a 100 point score, but this is that good.
March 29, 2019 - Enjoyed with main course of dinner. Cigar box and ash with aged black cherry profile. Enters with a slight mint character. Ample weight as well. Complex as can be. Middle shows plum, figs, dates. Finished more round and supple. Tannins are rather soft at this point but I think this could go another 7 to 10 years or so.
March 17, 2019 - P&P - and full disclosure, I had quite a bit of pre dinner festivities so not in the best frame of mind for a detailing the wine. That said, this was big, complex, and well enjoyed at theTornardo Steakhouse in Madison WI.
January 1, 2019 - Tonight.....buzzkill....this bottle is stewed fruit.....it’s lively fruit is dulled and buried behind a cooked stewed flavor..then gripping tannins take over and dry the mouth with a decent raspberry choc profile..
Have to think this bottle is off....others were great
(Didn’t decant first..pnp...maybe that’s the difference?)
December 23, 2018 - Tonight it is just plain deliciousness...Sous vide duck breast crisped
With port orange reduction... slow roasted duck fat potatoes and
celery root apple purée
So with that as a backdrop....wine is a burst of blue/black fruit
With the acidity and minerality and complexity of stone and fruit and terroir that is just exquisite!!
What a dinner, what a wine!,
November 25, 2018 - I love it. Dark purple and full bodied, It has a wonderful bouquet of flowers, dark and red fruits on the nose. It fills the mouth with incredible flavors of dark fruit, chocolate and so many other amazing flavors, and it goes on forever. Simply wonderful.
November 12, 2018 - Needs a bit of time to open up, but this is some excellent CdP!
October 28, 2018 - Whatever elusive smell I noted before has left(at least on this bottle)
And what a great drinking experience it is.... all the fruit and all the flavor melded with the minerality and slight earth components...
Raspberry dominates but gives way to greater complexity than one would expect...LOVE this wine....
September 27, 2018 - (Decanted for two hours.) I have had this wine a dozen times and always been awestruck. Its color is black cherry with a nearly opaque purple core. The nose is effusive and almost alive with cherry, raspberry, lavender, rosemary, and freshly turned soil. In the mouth, the wine is full bodied with lush flavors of ripe black plums, fennel, stones, rosemary, cèpes and meat juices. These flavors are powerful, fleshy and layered, and the finish is long and expansive. Delicious. The tannins are ripe, firm and reassuring. And the overall balance is perfect. Tonight this wine is doing everything right and I want to drink the whole bottle.