2016 Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf du Pape (750ml)

Grenache from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France

B-21 Top Recommendation
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Readers of these pages may know, I established a direct relationship with Domaine Pierre Usseglio a few years back, and you have been benefiting from a particularly sweet deal on the estate's 2007s and 2010s. Just today, as I've been anxiously awaiting, my offer on the 2016s arrived (offer, not the wine!). Having an inside edge, keenly aware of the amazingly successful vintage enjoyed by my friends Chez P. Usseglio, I immediately secured this selection for you based on our purchases of 2015s – a good amount!


The classic 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape checks in at around 75% Grenache, 10% each of Syrah and Mourvèdre, and a splash of Cinsault. This rock star traditional cuvée gives up loads of black licorice, garrigue, black raspberries, and kirsch liqueur. It's powerful and full-bodied, yet elegant and seamless, with fine tannin, no hard edges, and a great finish. Despite the richness and weight, it stays weightless and elegant, with silky tannin. Don't miss it.

93 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Aug 2018)

A blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 5% each Cinsault and Mourvèdre, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape is full-bodied, rich and round. Despite being a touch on the warm side, it's deceptively easy to drink, with sexy flavors of raspberries and chocolate that glide to a smooth, lingering finish.

92 points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Issue # 238 - Aug 2018)

Alcohol By Volume: 15.5%

33 bottles in stock. Ships in 1 to 2 business days.

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