domaine pierre usseglio, chateauneuf-du-pape, de mon aieul 2019
JEB DUNNUCK
98

2019 domaine pierre usseglio, chateauneuf-du-pape, de mon aieul

Why We're Buying

"It's a magical, elegant, layered wine that does everything right." That's how wine critic Jeb Dunnuck described the 2017 vintage of Domaine Pierre Usseglio et Fils Cuvée Mon Aïeul Châteauneuf-du-Pape. This red wine, which comes from three different terroirs, retails around $100 per bottle.

Critics Scores

JEB DUNNUCK
98

Jeb Dunnuck

One of the top handful of wines in the vintage, the 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape Cuvée De Mon Aïeul is all Grenache, from the different terroirs (one sand, one clay, and one limestone) that was 50% destemmed and aged all in older demi-muids. Reminding me of the 2007 with its incredible perfume of ripe black raspberries, strawberries, flowery incense, peppery and Provençal garrigue, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a round, expansive texture, gorgeous tannins, and a blockbuster of a finish. A wine of incredibly purity, precision, and elegance, yet also with power and opulence, this sensational effort is in need of 3-4 years of bottle age and will keep for two decades. 98+ Points