The 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape offers a saturated dark ruby/purple color along with a big, rich bouquet of graphite, black cherries, tar, smoke, and ink. Medium to full-bodied, tannic, powerful, and backward, it is atypical for this precocious, forward-styled vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2016."
The deep ruby/purple-colored 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape reveals Grenache’s powerful side in its intense kirsch, licorice, peppery aromatics. An opulent attack is followed by a multilayered, full-bodied mid-palate along with considerable structure and headiness in the finish. This is a large-scaled
The 2003 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape offers up a beautiful nose of ripe fruit, roasted herbs and spice notes. Full bodied with a soft, round texture and a long finish
The 2001 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape shows a gorgeous nose of ripe fruit, new leather, earth and spice notes. Medium bodied in the mouth with a smooth, soft texture and nice precision.
ESTATE PRICE! Jeb Dunnuck "Shows a drop dead gorgeous nose of ripe, spicy fruit, roast herbs, licorice, stone and meat aromas. Medium to full bodied with a great texture, velvety tannins and plenty of length."
The 2001 Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a blend of 75% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre, and 5% Cinsault, primarily from very old vines. Mostly destemmed (depending on the vintage), the wine is aged for 18 months in old foudres. Showing a downright masculine bouquet of meaty dark fruits, iron, dried blood, pepper, and garrigue, the wine is...
Jeb Dunnuck "As a comparison to the 2015, Paul-Vincent pulled out a 2005 Châteauneuf du Pape which is a vintage he finds comparable. I can’t disagree with him that wines show similar characters today, however, the 2005 was much more opulent and powerful on release compared to the 2015 today. The 2005 is drinking beautifully and is just now starting to...