Chateauneuf-du-Pape "Cuvée de mon Aïeul"

2010, Domaine Pierre Usseglio
Frankrig

Martins beskrivelse af flasken

Ratings:

Robert Parker: 98+/100

Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider: 97/100

Lagringspotentiale:

Fra nu til og med 2035.

Andet:

Beskrivelse:

Cuvée de mon Aïeul er en special Cuvée fremstillet til hyldest af ”bedstefar” Francis Usseglio. Vinen fremstilles af 100% Grenache fra en kun 2 ha stor enkeltmark, ”Les Serres”, hvor vinstokkene blev plantet helt tilbage i 1926. Høstudbyttet til denne vin er ekstremt lavt, ca. 15-20 hl/ha, og produktionen derfor yderst beskeden med få tusinde flasker.

Robert Parker om vinen:

"The Usseglio’s consider the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Mon Aieul to be their greatest to date. The inky colored 2010 is 100% Grenache fermented with 30% stems and aged in a combination of older barrels and foudre. More focused and precise than the '07 (and even darker in color), yet still with massive concentration and depth, it offers deep, rich notes of blackberries, cassis, ground herbs, pepper and crushed rocks. Full-bodied, thick and layered on the palate, it never puts a foot wrong, has fabulous purity and a blockbuster finish. It needs 3-4 years of cellaring, but will have 20-25 years of longevity."