CDP Cuvee Mon Aieul 2007

Usseglio, Pierre

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Tasting Notes

Vivid ruby. Exotic, complex nose displays scents of raspberry, smoky herbs, anise and gingerbread. Supple red and dark berry preserve flavors are seamless and alluringly sweet, and nicely lifted by tangy minerality. Manages to be both rich and lively, finishing with impressive clarity and persistent spiciness.

Score: 94

Josh Raynolds, International Wine Cellar 01 January 2010

Dark crimson. Rather light, simple nose. Very big and opulent on the palate. Even a bit hot on the finish. Although it tasted positively lively and mineral when tasted after Atteca Armas from Calatayud!

Score: 17

Jancis Robinson MW, Maturity: 2011-2017 24 November 2009

Ripe but streamlined, with gorgeous layers of crushed black cherry, macerated currant and warm fig flavors that stretch over fresh minerality and a long finish filled with tobacco, spice and bittersweet cocoa. This has energy and drive to go with its ripeness. Best from 2010 through 2022. 1,500 cases made.

Score: 94

James Molesworth, Wine Spectator 15 November 2009

There are 1,800 cases of the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee du Mon Aieul (100% tank-aged Grenache). It represents an awesome naked/virginal expression of Grenache from three vineyard parcels planted in sand, clay, and limestone soils. After tasting this wine on five separate occasions, I can state with certainty, it has the most saturated color of any Mon Aieul produced to date. Moreover, its perfume of blueberry liqueur, black raspberries, licorice, roasted meat juices, and lavender is incredible. Full-bodied power, a multilayered mouthfeel, tremendous purity, and awesome concentration put this wine in a class by itself. This sensational Chateauneuf du Pape is still very young, and 3-4 years of cellaring is required. It should be a modern day legend and last for nearly two decades. Brothers Jean-Pierre and Thierry Usseglio have been accomplishing amazing things To reiterate, the 2007s are the most profound wines Thierry and Jean-Pierre have ever produced. in Chateauneuf du Pape as evidenced by the 2007s, the greatest wines they have yet produced.

Score: 100

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, Maturity: 2012-2032 31 October 2009

One of the silkiest and most seamless wines of the vintage (and that I’ve ever had), the 2007 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée de mon Aïeul is 100% Grenache (90% from Les Serres Vineyard with the rest from La Crau and Esquirons) and exhibits drop dead gorgeous aromas of toasted spice, kirsch, raspberries, incense, roasted meat, licorice and who knows what else. Just complex, perfumed and intense with stunning purity and precision, the palate is utterly profound with a perfect, seamless, silky texture, amazing balance and a blockbuster finish. Despite the size to the wine, it maintains an elegant, fresh character. Drink these over the next 20 years.

Score: 99

Jeb Dunnuck, Maturity: 2009-2029 01 August 2009