Red

2001 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
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Community Tasting Notes 112

  • pbaek wrote:

    April 14, 2019 - Great showing. Old-school neuf, now mature with tertiary notes of garrigue and barnyard. Upright, well structured, good balance.

  • forceberry wrote: 89 points

    October 11, 2017 - 14,5% alcohol.

    Moderately translucent, deep and dark ruby color with an almost colorless, clear rim. Obviously quite bretty and funky nose with somewhat developed and very characterful aromas of earthy barnyard character, manure, ripe and succulent dark berries, some smoky spice, a little bit of phenolic Band-Aid character, a little bit of pruney dark fruit and a slightly pungent hint of chipotle. Overall pretty wonderful nose, I must say. The wine is moderately full-bodied and somewhat robust on the palate with characterful flavors of peppery spice, leather, cherry marmalade, some unripe strawberry, a little bit of bretty barnyard funk, a hint of licorice and a touch of raisin and dried dark fruits. The wine is moderately structured with balanced, moderate tannins and surprisingly firm and chewy tannins. The finish is a bit sweeter with more pronounced alcohol warmth and pretty unctuous flavors of ripe strawberries, overripe plums, some blackberry jam and a hint of earthy barnyard funk.

    Compared to the vintage 2003 that was tasted alongside, this wine performed noticeably better by retaining a lot better structure and showing some nice character; whereas vintage 2003 was mainly about tired, too sweet and raisiny fruit, this was a lot more complex and savory with some nice, supporting complexity from the bretty funk. Although a nicely developed Châteauneuf-du-Pape, I wasn't still fully convinced if these wines will really develop nicely - they usually lose their structure much faster than the tertiary characteristics emerge, so many wines seem to be just fat, flabby and dull once they start actually exhibiting maturity in the flavor department. That's why I'd recommend drinking this wine sooner rather than later - I doubt this wine will become any better from here, even if it might still develop quite a bit. Good stuff, drink now.

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  • Saint Stephen wrote: 91 points

    December 9, 2016 - Even with a pedestrian bottle, there is something special about buying wine, laying it down and opening it 15 years later. The Circle of Life, baby. Anyway, this was actually quite good. Red fruit, leather, Band Aid, pencil and whatnot. Judging by the three computer screens currently in front of my eyes I estimate that this wine weighs in at least the 14% ABV on the label...

  • MikeCW wrote: 91 points

    September 13, 2016 - Purchased from Premier Cru for around $20. Drinking very nicely now, I would drink up. A nice surprise for this wine but should not be entirely unexpected given the vintage.

  • indiscriminate palate wrote: 91 points

    July 1, 2016 - Two bottles from the same case back to back, and quite different experiences. This one was bright, rich, well structured, with nice fruit, herbs, spice.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2001
  • Type Red
  • Producer Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils
  • Varietal Red Rhone Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Southern Rhône
  • Appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • UPC Code 626990059936

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  • Pending Delivery 6 (1%)
  • In Cellars 469 (48%)
  • Consumed 506 (52%)

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