2017 Raymond Usseglio Cuvee Imperiale (750ml)

Grenache from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France

2017 Raymond Usseglio Cuvee Imperiale
96WA
96JD

The 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Imperiale (from vines planted in 1902) is firm and structured to age magnificently. Roses, black tea and red raspberries all appear on the nose and palate, framed by fine-grained tannins. I suspect it will close down shortly, but there is terrific material here, and the wine will drink well for two decades.

96 points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Issue # Interim - Sep 2019)

The 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape Cuvee Imperiale kicks the intensity up a notch and offers rocking notes of black cherries, garrigue, ground pepper, and incense. More expansive, full-bodied, concentrated, and pure, it's a brilliant, brilliant wine that stays tight and compact at the moment yet has beautiful concentration, present tannins, and a great finish. It has everything, but it needs 4-5 years or bottle age.

96 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Aug 2019)

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